Sunday, November 13, 2011

First Big Potty Success!

As a homeschool mom, I'm less worried about WHEN my children potty train.  I do not have a daycare or preschool that I'm trying to rush them into.  Somewhere between the ages of 2 and 3, my kids imitate us by sitting on the potty.  Eventually some sort of potty success happens, and we catch on to the idea of using the potty.  Once we've had some good successes and the toddler understands the idea of using the potty (and big girl underwear), then we potty train for real.  This usually happens right around age 3.

Georgie had her first real big success on the potty last night:)  She's been yanking off her diaper after she pees, and then wants to jump up on the toilet.  She jumps onto the potty and off of the potty several times and then I try to wrangle her into a clean diaper.  Last night, she insisted on using the potty.  She climbed up there and the first time she sat, nothing.  Jumped off, flushed, and jumped on again.  This time she peed for real!  We wiped, she jumped off, flushed, and jumped on again.  Then, she pooped!  LOL.  She immediately jumped off to see what she'd done and then flushed.  A few more jumping on and jumping off again, and several more flushes and then she eventually lost interest.  We washed hands and wrangled back into a diaper.  She was pretty proud of herself and excited to tell her daddy and sisters. 

Georgyana is now 2 years 6 months old.

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