Sunday, June 22, 2008

Potty Learning Update

Today was a very good day from a potty learning perspective. Captain Adorable, at 17 months old, has gone an entire day peeing in the potty with only one peepee accident. He does not say potty yet, but he will take you by the hand and lead you to the bathroom. Or just act really urgent. Or something. I am not sure exactly how he does it, but he always manages to communicate that he needs to sit on the potty! I am so impressed! I am also impressed because he spent a good part of today hanging out with my Mom (without me, because I felt so damn bad today) and he asked her for potty help at least, and probably more than, half of the times he peed. He drank his usual amount (which is better than it used to be, but not much--somewhere between 12 and 30 ounces and today was closer to 30), so it was not as if today there were no accidents because he did not have to pee!

However, this evening the poor thing had some serious poop accidents. I will skip over the details and just say that I am never, ever feeding him TVP (texturized vegetable protein) again. Ever. Ever. Ever.

But yes, once we get the pooping on the potty worked out, this boy will be out of diapers (in our house, when awake, anyway)! I must re-evaluate putting him in diapers for naps because he wakes up dry every time these days...perhaps I should do as I promised myself (and as Diaper-Free Before 3 recommends) and let him stay in underpants 100% of the time, no matter where we are (with water-proof pants on when he sleeps or when we leave the house). I don't have any water-proof pants right now because I have not found any in the stores I have visited. I am going to have to order some online.

1 comment:

Doug McCaughan said...

Wow! 17 months! At 3 years old, Evan is only starting to make strides to lose the diapers. I'm impressed!