Wednesday, March 30, 2011

They Know When They Are Wearing Diapers

We have finally potty-trained my son, during the day at least.  We still put a diaper or pull-up on him at night time.  I think we could have potty-trained him sooner if we had figured something pretty simple out.  He knew when he was in diapers.  He knew that he could pee and poop in them!  When we would put underwear on him, he would not have accidents, but when we went out with him or where too tired to deal with potty-training, we would put diapers on him and he would always poo or pee in them because he knew he could.  I finally made the plunge about a month or so ago and decided that he was going to be in underwear all day.  It was pretty scary for me because I was afraid he was going to have an accident and then we would have to go home.  He only had one or two accidents, but I think it helped him realize that he needs to go in the potty instead.  Now that he has been in underwear during the day for over a month, he has not had any accidents and will even go to the bathroom on his own.  I have noticed that most of his pull-ups are still dry in the morning when he wakes up.  Hopefully we will be able to have him in underwear while he is sleeping soon!

Sesame Street Toddler Boy's Brief Pack - 7 Pair - Multi-Character Size: 2T-3T

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Son has a fascination with batteries

My 3-year old son has a fascination with batteries.  I am constantly searching for batteries that have been taken out of toys, remote controls, clocks, carbon monoxide detectors and anything else you can think of that has batteries.  We gave him a pack of D batteries for Christmas and I think that may have been his favorite gift!  He doesn't take things apart and put them back together, he just takes the batteries out and sometimes puts them back in.  He carries them in his pockets, cries when they get lost and even takes them to the gym daycare with him.  He is obsessed!  He is a very outgoing, emotional young man, so I don't think he has autism or aspergers.

Does anyone else have this problem with their little one?

Is this normal???
Duracell Coppertop AA Batteries, 20-Count

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Potty-Train In Time For Preschool

My son and daughter were accepted into the preschool we wanted to send them to.  Yay!!!  I am so excited!  My 3 year old son will go 2 mornings a week and my daughter, who will be 2, will go 1 morning a week.  Now we really have to get serious about potty-training.  We have been stuck in the house for the past 2 days due to the blizzard and frozen roads.  Since we have been home, I have only put my son in underwear, except during naps and bedtime.  He has been doing great.  A few times, a peed and poo'd in the hallway in front of the bathroom.  When I asked him why he did that, he answered "because I did".   Oh well! I'll never get a straight answer.  My daughter really likes to dump her poo into the potty after she goes poopy in her diaper.  She really doesn't like wet or dirty diapers.  When I put her on the potty, she usually pees and sometimes poops too!  We have until the Fall to get them potty-trained.   Hopefully we will succeed by then.