Sunday, January 15, 2006

According to Loo: Potty Training Basics

It's back, my new Saturday tradition, "According to Loo"!

1) It's best to go on the big girl potty when Dada is home! She has gone at least once a day (twice so far today) on the potty, since DH flew in on Thursday night . . . making progress. Dada gives the best pep talks & knows how to help her get on the potty.

2) Singing "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" helps kids relax while trying to have their first bowel movement on the potty.

3) Bribery with stickers works - so, so; bribery with princess pull-ups works - excellent!

4) Reading the Dora's Potty Book doesn't make a big difference, but can't hurt.

5) Ignoring the multiple potty seats Daddy & Mommy bought, to sit on the Dora ring in the "normal potty" gets the best results!

Her is the princess on her throne the first time she went on the big girl potty, Jan. 1st.

My goal had always been to train her by the end of this year. She is stubborn and waited until the year was over to prove a point - she's in charge! LOL!


amy said...

Yeah, Loo! Keep up the good work!

momma of 2 said...

Keep up the great work Loo! It's hard to get the hang of it - but once you've got - it's all good. Tell Mommy to try some princess stickers...they seemed to work the best for baby Girl... (I have no idea why - and then the day of her 3 year b-day party she got up and said I am a big girl - and no problems since...they have a mind of their owns I tell you!)

Wenchy said...

Love the picture!

Marel Lecone said...

Congratulations!! We have been having alot of proud potty moments around here too. It must be in the water. heehee :)

Becky said...

What a cutie you have there!

CameraDawktor said...

We've never believed in bribing our kids to do anything, but I MUST ADMIT we did give them a tiny piece of candy each time they went potty on the toilet. And, we had to ween them off of this bribe after they were competent potty-goers. Isn't parenting tricky?!