Posted on Feb-13-06 at 09:57 AM (Eastern) by 220.127.116.11
We started with the little potty chair and let him just sit on it fully dressed and read books. Then once he was ok with that, we did it really "trying" with books. We would let him sit there for 2 or 3 books with the faucet barely running in the background. Eventually he went and we made a HUGE deal (singing, clapping and doing a potty dance). Now he wnats to sit on the BIG potty so we put him right on it (no chair) near the front so most of his legs are on the seat and just make sure there is room for him to hit inside the potty.
He got a little confused watching Daddy stand, so Daddy showed him how to sit and potty. Also he gets to flush and wave bye-bye to the pee-pee (it helps) when he or Daddy goes.
We rarely need the books now. LAso sitting on the big potty, kind of "opens him up" and he has pooped on the potty twice now (the first was a accident, the second he really tried for it).
He has started telling us on his own when he needs to go now. We started this around Thanksgiving so...
Try to find something that excites him about trying. You can put bubbles in the potty so when he goes he makes big bubbles, cherrios for traget practice, stickers if he goes, we do a roll on the floor funny potty dance and sing.
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