Monday, January 29, 2007
I've been spending more time in the bathroom.
I'm becoming quite acquainted with one of our bathrooms lately. It's the one that has Snuggle Bug's potty chair in it.

Each time that Snuggle Bug decides he wants to sit on his potty chair, he insists that I go with him and that I sit on the big potty to keep him company. Is this typical? I never imagined that I'd have to sit on the toilet to appease my son as he sat on his. This isn't exactly my idea of fun, but if it'll help further the efforts of potty training, I'm all for it!

Earlier this month I gave a review on the Royal Potty chair by Fisher Price and my initial impressions weren't so favorable. Well, I think I may be revising my view.

Snuggle Bug is no longer frightened by the music sounds coming from his potty chair. And, although he's inclined to stick his hand or toys into his potty to hear the music, we're working on dissuading him from doing so.

This past Friday evening, I had taken Snuggle Bug in to the bathroom for a bath. Not about to pass up an opportunity, I asked him if he wanted to sit on his potty before getting into the bath. He said, "Yeah!" and willingly went and sat down. Now, I'm not sure if it was the running of the bath water that was the impetus but Snuggle Bug actually went pee for the first time! When I heard the sound of the trumpet music, I whipped around, ready to chastise him for throwing a toy in. Imagine my surprise when he stood up and I peered in and saw pee, not toys, in the potty!! I guess that music is good for something.

I lavished lots of praise on Snuggle Bug and asked him if he wanted a stamp on his hand, since he went pee in his potty. He loves, loves, loves getting stamps on his hand so he was excited and asked me to stamp both hands! I think stamping his hand is going to be a better reward system for him than the sticker chart that came with the Royal Potty, but we'll see.

I still don't think that Snuggle Bug is truly ready for serious potty training but I'm willing to encourage his use of his potty chair at any chance I get. And I guess the Royal Potty chair isn't so bad after all, but I'm still glad I got it on sale!

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7:36 AM

At 8:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Boy does the same thing! I have to sit on the potty to get him to do it!

At 9:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son uses the "big" potty so I don't have to sit on it, but he still insists that I be in there with him when he goes. You are not alone!

At 12:50 PM, Blogger DeAnna said...

Isabella always wanted me in there with her too. She also wanted to read a book or one of my magazines. Its kind of cute, we have pictures of her sitting on the potty reading. :) I like the idea of hand stamping, that's good, and definitely whatever works best for them!! :)

At 1:06 PM, Blogger Magi said...

Yay, Snuggle Bug!!

At 1:35 PM, Anonymous Mike said...

I used to hold my 3-year old's hand when he goes potty. Today, when he wants to go potty, he'll tell me, "You can go now."

He wants his privacy.

I feel a little sad. But my face perks up a litte when he calls, "Daddy, can you come in here?"

"What's up?" I ask.

"I'm done. Can you clean my butt now?"



At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Jill said...

How great! Congratulations, Snuggle Bug!!

At 3:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it's very normal for him to want you there. The whole going potty thing is actually scary for them at first. He'll outgrow that of course but I sat on the big toilet many many times while a little one was sitting on the little toilet.

At 3:54 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Yay for Snuggle Bug going on the potty! That's definitely a start! Running the bath water always seems to make Kayla go too :)

At 4:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hooray for Snuggle Bug. You tell him Miss Kim is so proud of him going pee-pee on the potty!

At 6:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been potty training for 1 full year now, and it has been the most excruciating task I have yet to complete as a mommy. My daughter will go to the bathroom by herself now (she is 3&1/2) but my son still wants me with him each time (he is 2&3/4). I hope Snuggle Bug is easy on you!

At 7:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he thinks the toilet will suck him in....humor day he wont let you in his room.

At 11:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guess it just tok a while for them to get aquainted. Good for Snuggle Bug!

At 6:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, any time pee actually goes INTO a toilet instead of the floor, garbage can, wall, pants, basket of bath toys, etc. is a reason for a celebration. Good job S.B.

At 6:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to ask - is the photo of the tub really YOUR tub? If so, how cool is that? Good for you for one successful attempt. Anything to build on is encouraging. Boys generally take a bit longer, but they do get it. And you bet I'd sit if it made him go too.

At 7:44 AM, Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

I wondered if someone would ask me about the bathtub in my picture. :)

No, it's not mine. I didn't feel like taking a picture of my own boring bathroom/toilet, so I found that cool bathroom picture online. I wish that was my bathtub! Wouldn't that be neat? :)

At 8:02 AM, Blogger Patti said...

My boy, now 13, not only insisted I be there...he needed me to USE the big potty while he used his. It only took a day to potty train him, so it was well worth my loss of privacy for a day.

At 1:05 PM, Anonymous chelle said...

hehe Ahh yes Becca still prefers if we are in there going with her, although she prefers to poop by herself (thank goodness). They get past it, I think it is for the reassurance. Becca used one of the Royal Potty chairs yesterday at a playdate and proclaimed after exiting the bathroom "Your potty SINGS to me when I PEE!!!!"


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