Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Peeing and Pooping on the Floor

Lately, when my son gets mad, he will hide in the hallway or his bedroom, pull his diaper or pull-ups down and pee or poop on the floor when nobody is looking.  Later, we will see that there is pee or poop on the floor and have to clean it up.  I know he knows to go on the potty, so he is doing this  on purpose.  He is just getting a cold too, so I think this is part of it.  He did it twice yesterday, but has not done it today.  It's a good thing we own a wet-vacuum!!!

Hoover SteamVac Carpet Cleaner with Clean Surge, F5914-900

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pee in Once Upon A Child

I am taking a break potty-training my daughter since she is sick with a cold.  My son has been wearing underwear all weekend and for the beginning of the week.  I put underwear on him again today.  He has a fascination with batteries and flashlights and my husband just gave him a new one yesterday.  He was taking the batteries out and putting them back in again all morning, which distracted him from potty-training.  I sat him on the potty before we left the house and he went pee.  When we got to Once Upon A Child to look for Winter gear, he screamed that he had to go potty.  They would not let us use their potty, so my son peed his pants.  They wouldn't even let me use the changing room to change his pants because they had carpets.  For being a child consignment shop, it wasn't very kid friendly.  )-:  They told me to go 3 stores away to use their potty, so I picked up my screaming kids, wrestled their coats on and carried them in 15 degree weather to the potty 3 stores away.  What an experience!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

In underwear all weekend!

We had my son in underwear all weekend!  We even had him in his undies all night on Saturday night with no accident!  Yay!!!  I just cancelled my Amazon Mom suscription for his diapers.  What a great feeling!  Now, we just have to make sure we stay on track.

My daughter is still peeing on the potty, but has not pooped on the potty in days.  She is coming down with a cold right now, so we are going to go easy on the potty training right now with her.

I am so excited to have one out of diapers (hopefully)!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Elmo helps kids to poop on the potty!

Today, I was reading a book that I got out of the library "Potty Time with Elmo (Little Sounds Book) to my kids.  My kids laugh every time they push the toilet paper roll button.  In the book, Elmo is teaching his doll, Baby David, to go pee and poop on the potty.   Then I thought, maybe that could work for us!  I found an Elmo doll that is as big as my daughter in my house and put a diaper on him.  I told my kids that we had to teach Elmo to go potty and they loved the idea.  We ran to the bathroom and took Elmo's diaper off and sat him down on the potty.  I made pee and poop sounds and then we congratulated Elmo for going potty on the toilet.  My kids that this was a lot of fun and they wanted to show Elmo how they go pee and poop on the potty too.  My 1 1/5 year old daughter sat down, stared at Elmo and pooped on the potty!  Yay!  Elmo did a dance.  Then my 3 year old son got on because he wanted to show Elmo how he goes potty.  He peed on the potty!  No poop, but he had just gone in his diaper not too long before we tried this.  Elmo is sitting in the bathroom right now waiting for the kids to show him how they go potty.  Yay for Elmo!!!

Potty Time with Elmo (Liittle Sound Book)

Poop on the floor, but not in the potty

We really didn't potty train much today since we were in and out of the house.  I did sit both of my kids down on the potty and I did get pee from my son, but nothing from my daughter.  When I was getting ready to give my kids a bath, my daughter pooped on the floor in the bathroom.  There is something about water that makes her poop.  Every time we go swimming and sometimes when she is in the bath, she poops.  Maybe I will have to use water to get her to poop on the potty.

Everyone Poops (My Body Science Series)