Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Potty time

Okay, we're working on the potty. It helped that we conveniently ran out of diapers yesterday morning and Teagan didn't have a choice. He peed in his undies the first time, or as he told me "I peed on the ground", AKA the bathroom rug, next to the toilet. Hmm.

So, I had to resort to the candy bribes. Once he knew there were Jolly Ranchers involved, he was a little more willing to try the Thomas the Train undies. He peed on the potty three times yesterday, and only had one accident. For some reason, a diaper is required to poop. He just can't equate the potty with BM.

It did take some coaxing to get him out of his diaper this morning. He's too smart to not have noticed that Daddy brought diapers home last night for bedtime. When I asked him if he wanted Tom Train or Diego undies, he said "No, diaper." Hahaha. Smart boy. The running out of diapers scheme won't work today. But the "you only get candy if you wear undies and pee in the potty scheme" worked. He's used his potty once so far. The funny thing was, he went all the way downstairs to use the potty chair, despite the fact that their is a potty seat that sits on the toilet upstairs. Then he brought me the bowl of pee, upstairs. I think he likes the fact that he can go all by himself downstairs, where upstairs, he needs help to get up on the toilet. We'll see how the rest of the day goes.

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