It is time that Tessa learned to use the potty. We had our last straw yesterday. She woke up from her nap, and went into our room. I walked in and saw her squatting over, I asked what she was doing (knowing what she was doing), and asked her if she wanted to go sit on the potty. She of course screams NO, and so I told her to let me know when she was done so we could change her diaper. Well, she come out of the room about 3 mins later, holding her poopy diaper in her hands. This is about the 20th time she has done this, taken off her diaper. A few times, she has taken it off, went to the toilet and tossed the poop in, then flushed it away. So, if she is wise enough to do this, then she is totally wise enough to just poop on the potty, she is just playing us!
See, people keep telling me that she will use the potty when she is ready to use it, but this taking off the diaper thing is IT, I mean, she OBVIOUSLY knows what is going on. She always goes to hide to poop, and as soon as she is finished, she wants to be changed. So, Kirk and I decided that today is the day, she is all done with diapers, I don't care if she pees her pants till she is 5, she has to figure it out sometime, I am just hoping that sometime is sooner than later! (but I am not going to hold my breath).
The problem we have in our household, is potty resistance. Tessa knows what the potty is all about, she knows we toss our poop in there after she dirties a diaper, she knows Mommy and Daddy and Grandma and everyone in the world uses a potty, she just doesn't want to sit on it. She wants to flush it, and throw TP in it, and all the fun stuff :) but she doesn't want to sit on it.
So far today, we have had about 6 pee accidents, no successes, but thats ok, because she is sitting on it. We set a timer, usually around 15-20 mins, and when it goes off, we sit and "try". If we try, and our panties are dry, then we get a candy. If our panties get wet and then we "practice", there is no candy for wet panties.
I am prepared to wipe up pee for about a month or so, I am totally calm and just told Kirk that in a month or so, we need to have our brand new carpets professionally cleaned! Haha.
Anyone out there?
6 months ago