Friday, April 22, 2011
It's Potty Time!
That's right! Nicolaus is learning to use the potty. We are on day 5, and I have to say he is doing great so far. From all the information I have read, I knew he was ready. He stays dry for long periods of time; he knows what pee-pee and poo-poo are and calls them by name; he tells us when he has gone and needs a diaper change; and he can pull up and down his pants fairly well. In addition, he communicates excellently for a two-year-old; initiates all sorts of pretend play; and wants to do everything all on his own. The experts say all these things are important. Additionally, the Karen Katz book A Potty For Me that was a gift from Nanny is one of his faveorite books at storytime. So when he went #1 and #2 on the potty on Monday, I asked him if he wants to wear big kid underwear instead of diapers and he was all about it. He picked out his own Yo Gabba Gabba and Toy Story underwear and the training began. The first day he had two accidents and the second day he had four, but since then he has stayed dry except for a teeny dribble here and there. Hooray for Nicolaus! We are still using diapers at night until he gets the daytime routine down. Those same experts say night training takes longer to master anyway. Our little boy is getting so big!