Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Potty training, day two

I nearly broke down and bought more diapers because it was not a good potty training day. Or at least I felt it wasn't progressing fast enough for a bit. Henry is using the potty about 50% of the time. He asked for a diaper and got the lining and cover of a gDiaper, and then proceeded to poop. Henry seems to do better when he's not wearing anything but there was some real resistance on his part to sitting on the potty today. My approach tomorrow will be more laid back so I don't make him anxious about what we're doing.


Zozopdx said...

for all of my professional training, caring for disabled kids, and years and years of babysitting, I know almost nothing about potty training and fear instilling some sort of anal retention or expulsion problem. or something.

Rachele said...

did I miss potty training, day one?

There's a website, three day potty training or something like that. Is that what you're doing?

Amber said...

I think you're right on the money. If you can feel it becoming any kind of power struggle, you're both going to lose so there's no point. He'll get it, probably much quicker than you're anticipating at this point. If I was you, I'd just let him go naked (if possible), and very casually mention where the potty is when it's been a while since he last went. That way he'll think it's all on his terms. Maybe??? :)

I see now that you really could've used that movie last night! Me too; I was very sad it was a no-go.