It's Potty Time!

Over the weekend, my parents came to visit from Florida. My mom bought my daughter (who is 17 months) the Elmo potty training video. My little girl watched it a few times, but didn't seem to be paying very much attention (she liked Shrek better!)

Anyway, today while I was making dinner, she came running up to me and said, "Potty, potty." I took her to her little potty chair, which she's sat on a few times but never used. She sat for about a minute, and lo and behold, she pee'd! Yay baby! Of course, I know potty training is a process, but I was pretty darn proud of her.
"Maybe Lucy's right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest."--Linus, A Charlie Brown Christmas
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Yay! It sound like it's finally clicking for her. I really think kids will do anything Elmo tells them to.
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Yay! It sound like it's finally clicking for her. I really think kids will do anything Elmo tells them to.
Originally Posted by Bailey422
Ain't that the truth!
"Maybe Lucy's right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest."--Linus, A Charlie Brown Christmas
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Pottytraining takes only a couple of days, IF the child is ready. I'm not one to spend weeks and months and years pottytraining. No thanks...it's no fun cleaning up accidents, nor do I want to spend years being toddler-manipulated between diapers and underwear. It gives them too much power. If the pottytraining attempt worked, great. If not, we stopped and went back to diapers and tried again at a later date. To me, pottytraining is an all-or-nothing thing...you dive in with underwear and see if they're up to the challenge. One pee on a toilet doesn't mean much unless they can do it consistently.

If I were in your shoes, I'd exploit the sudden interest in the potty and see if she will train now, even if she is only 17 months. I'd put her in training pants for all waking hours and see what happens. That's how I trained my 1st child at 20 months old. He used the potty accidently one day (we had run out of diapers and the babysitter put him on the toilet in desparation) and I pounced on the opportunity. He trained himself that weekend and never went back to daytime diapers after that.

I thought I was some really great potty-training mommy. My later children humbled me though...they taught me that pottytraining really has nothing to do with the skill of the parent, but rather the cooperation of the child.
Oh, believe me, I plan to exploit the opportunity. I thought it was pretty telling that she came to ME and I didn't make her. I'm thinking she's pretty ready. She's also very verbal for her age, which I'm hoping will make things easier.
"Maybe Lucy's right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest."--Linus, A Charlie Brown Christmas
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Oh, believe me, I plan to exploit the opportunity. I thought it was pretty telling that she came to ME and I didn't make her. I'm thinking she's pretty ready. She's also very verbal for her age, which I'm hoping will make things easier.
Originally Posted by nynaeve77

Time's a clicking...It's already almost Tuesday, and she did it "over the weekend"...which is a lifetime ago for a little one. You need to jump in THAT DAY. Hopefully it'll still be in her little brain.
Actually, no, she watched the video over the weekend. She actually used the potty for the first time yesterday twice and woke me up at 6a.m. to go again. I think she's doing just fine.

Thanks ever so much for your concern, though.
"Maybe Lucy's right. Of all the Charlie Browns in the world, you're the Charlie Browniest."--Linus, A Charlie Brown Christmas
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