I'm here from the defunct September board!
Leo was at a day home until Forrest was born in August. We did EC for the first year, and then, because of various things going on, it just stopped - Leo would have nothing to do with it, and DH was not into it. Over the summer Leo various times decided he wouldn't pee in his diaper, and then went back to being fully diaper dependent. Usually it had to do with being out camping and he was really excited about the port-o-potties (ick!).
Anyhow, now I'm at home with the 3 kids, and two weeks ago I just decided that I would start bribing Leo with Halloween candy. He's been a champ. We even started by going to his nursery school class last week in panties and all was great!
The this past weekend and today were a complete disaster with some huge poop accidents that even went through his diaper. Ugh. In retrospect, I think he has a tummy bug since both Ivy and I started the same thing today... well, no, we haven't had accidents, but close calls to say the least.
I have to say that Leo has been the easiest so far if it is a tummy bug. He's bee very easy and takes himself.
One thing we did was got a special toilet seat with a second smaller seat in it that attaches to the lid magnetically. He can pull it down and up by himself and thinks it's great1
Hi Sarah!! I hope you join us regularly. Feel free to jump into chat and anywhere else. We like chatty peeps. And I want to say you make some very cute babies! I think Reed and Leo look identical in your siggy pics.
I'm glad you are having success with the potty seat and the candy bribery. I do find that occasionally the promise of candy in exchange for pee in the potty gets results. I have to have the right bribery tool though. Sometimes a simple chocolate chip works a miracle and sometimes it takes a peppermint and still another time it was the promise of getting to go outside. . . She's finicky like that. I will say that we've had a pretty good day today though. A rough start this morning including leaving a large puddle in the rug aisle at Ross, but then stayed in the same panties the rest of the day. There may be hope for her yet.
Hang in there, Anna. This PT thing is crazymaking for those of us whose kids don't just magically decide they want to do it. I know those kids exist, but I don't think they're the majority. I definitely did not get one.
That said, we had a perfect day again yesterday, at school AND at home. Two in a row! Not counting any chickens, but feeling a little more positive today :)
I found out a couple days ago that at daycare after nap time they've been putting Madison on the potty and she's peed twice! So I've talked to DH and we've decided the weekend before Cmas we're going to work on her at home and see how it goes. DH also has the whole week off after Cmas (as of right now) and he said he'd be happy to work with her on this! Wooooo
NICE, Molly! That sounds perfect.
I carry a little potty round like it's a fashion accessory :lol: DS1 just pees in a bush but Tobey doesn't know about standing to pee. I did the same thing with DS1 until he was closer to 3.
Hey ladies! Anyone have any potty suggestions? simon has started telling me when he has to pee and tried to pee on the potty chair the other day but he's too big! LOL! His little peepee didnt go inside the potty. Every potty I see in store is definitley too small, and I think I will definitely need the "splash guard" thing that most have on the front. I was going to try to hold him over the toilet but he got a little upset and I dont want to push it.
Anyone know of a nice big potty or potty seat?
We just bought a new seat for our toilet. Evan likes to use the big toilet, but I feel bad that it's so big compared to him. So the seat that we bought has a normal sized seat, then a smaller one that you can put down over that, then the lid. My mom has one and the kids just get right up there and can sit without being held or struggle to stay up on their own. Something very similar to this. I realize it is a little high, but I figured we would get good use out of it with Evan being the first kid and all.
HI SARAH!!! My goodness Forrest is getting big already.
YAY Molly! Perfect time to start.
Mona, maybe skipping the little potty is the best way to go. You don't NEED one and in fact the Oh Crap book suggests skipping it entirely. Have you tried putting him on the regular potty without an insert? He can spread his legs and let his willy hang low. Does it work like that? I have no idea. I like the little seat we have for our big potty. It has the splash guard and is easy for T to sit on. The only pain is that she'd have a hard time to get over the splash guard if I ever got my stool. She'll go no problem without an insert on every other potty but at home she insists on the inserts. Whatevs. So long as its in the potty. Which it was NOT this morning. Stinker peed in my BED. We had a lengthy discussion about interrupting play to go potty. I really think that's her problem. We've started practicing putting toys down to go pee and discovering that they're still there when she gets back.
This is the one we have: Prince Lionheart weePod Basix in Berry Blue