I know that it’s still pretty early, but I decided to try and start “potty training” Nolan. Not actively, just for a couple hours each day. He gets to run around naked and sit on his little froggy potty. He loves it!
Our first “potty training” attempt was yesterday. He peed right beside the potty and on the floor mat by the door.
Tonight, I stripped the boy down and let him have some naked time before his bath. I wanted to show Matt the technique I was using (aka: letting Nolan room free, encouraging him to sit on the toilet etc). I wasn’t expecting any major wins. But…Nolan totally peed in the potty! He watched himself doing it, with this hilariously started look on his face! Then we cheered and clapped and gave him tons of kisses.
He resumed naked time and running around. Matt went to go start his bath and Nolan had an accident. He took the biggest steamer on my carpet – I kid you not it was like the size of a softball and must have weighed close to 2 pounds! Then he ran over to me and pointed at it, all upset. I told him it was okay, accidents happened but next time to try and make it to his potty.
Matt wasn’t exactly stoked about it, but hey…you win some you lose some right? He handled it pretty well (only grumbling about how unfair it was that he had to pick it up, haha). I’ve made a mental note to pick up a ton of carpet cleaner. For now, I use hot water and vinegar. It seems to work, but I think as we progress in this potty training business, we’ll need something a little more heavy duty.
So ya, April 14th, 2011: Nolan peed in his potty for the first time ever. (And shat on my carpet).
Here are some more cute pictures from today: