Monday, November 3, 2008

Potty training

Potty training, thats the phrase for the day. I've said the phrase countless times today, and now Isaiah is running around saying it as well. Although...sigh... he doesn't really seem to be getting its full import. All day we have been unsuccessful in our mission! It appears that to him, potty training means sitting on the potty reading books, forget actually DOING anything in the potty. I'm trying not to feel too discouraged, but I was hoping that we'd at least have ONE successful trip to the bathroom by now.

I've been setting the timer, and putting him on his little potty chair every 30 minutes. He is more than happy to oblige. We read a book, or sit quietly. He gets rewards for dry underwear and for sitting on the potty. I was planning on increasing the rewards for success, but it hasn't happened yet!! He is wearing real underwear, so he feels wet. I'm pushing fluids so he needs to go often. It seems like everything should be going well, but there is some kind of disconnect when he sits on the potty. Like its just a neat little chair where mom spoils him with attention...

Its been a very tiring morning, and I was very thankful when naptime arrived and I could put the diaper back on.

4 comments:

Rachael said...

How old is Isaiah? I've heard boys are a lot more difficult to potty train than girls (sorry to say for the both of us). Hope he figures it out soon, for your sake :)

Grandma said...

Don't give up! Perseverence is the key. Sooner or later, the "light" will go on for Isaiah, and he will make the right connection. He will be very pleased with himself when he does :) Keep smiling.

cj said...

Yes, potty training takes a lot of patience! Hang in there, he will get it eventually.

The Eskestrands said...

Let me know how it ends up!! I'm thinking about you!

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