Thursday, December 17, 2009

Up to Some Good

It's been two weeks since my last post, but I have a good reason to be remiss in blogging. Bella has been wearing underwear since Friday the 11th, and between trips to the potty and trying do do anything else I haven't been able to really sit at the computer for more than a few seconds at a time.

While the Harvey's were in town we got her a toilet to see if she liked it. She enjoyed dismantling the thing, but wouldn't really sit on it long enough to do any business. After a talk with my mom on the phone I decided to try potty training her my Mom's way. She apparently potty trained all seven of us at 18 months, in ONE day.

During the week she'd been kind of sitting on the potty- but mostly playing with it- Bella developed a fear of making a deposit. She was happy to sit on it and color, read books, or sing songs- until she needed to do her business. This fear complicated things a little bit, so it has taken longer than 1 day to accomplish what we have.

It took her 3 days to not scream and cry when she needed to go (sometimes begging for a diaper to go in). Since overcoming that fear she has been able to pee on command- on any toilet. She had one quazi-accident yesterday (her undies got a little wet, but she held in the rest till we got to the pot), and she still uses a diaper for nap time and bed time, but other than that she lets us know when she needs to go and keeps it in until we get to the toilet.

Yay! Can I just say- I didn't think it was possible to potty train a 19 month old. Happy Day!

We've been up to lots of good around here.


Amy said...

That is amazing! please tell me how you did it, because Keith is ready, and I have no idea how to potty train him! I have no idea what I am doing. Help!

Also, can I get your address for Christmas Cards?

Cecilia said...

It was amazing. Originally, the idea of potty training her this young was just a fantasy because I've heard that kids don't have control of their bowls until they're at least 2.5 years old, but I assure you that Bella does. Her holding it in for too long actually made the potty training harder than it would have been. I'll email you my address and the details.

Meagan said...

That's amazing! I can't even get Asher to sit on his potty anymore! He used to sit on it but insisted that his diaper stay on, and then he refused to even sit on it at all.

Chelsi said...

can i have the details too? i have introduced it to my 19 month old too but he wont do anything.