For those who read my last post Frustration Free Potty 6 months ago, here is our update.
Recently I was giving Kenna and Aubrie a bath. When we were done, I pulled Kenna out first and then moved onto Aubrie. Kenna started to pee on the floor by the door and then she ran to the toilet. Assuming she was already done I said, “Oh its ok honey. Mommy will clean it up in just a sec.” Then she proceeded to pee all over the floor by the toilet. She wanted to go but was too short to get up there. So I went to get her, her first potty. Its a simple pink and white potty where the tray lifts out to be emptied. We put it in the bathroom and left it.
She started out by sitting on it while I went to the bathroom, but not using it. She also recently learned the joys of being naked. she loves to be naked. She would however ask me for a diaper when she needed to go potty. Then the other day she started to pee in the kitchen. I said “wait wait wait hold on wanna go on the potty?” and she ran in and finished peeing on the potty. YAY what a to do we made of it.
The next day she comes running into me naked from the bottoms down and says, “Mama I go pee pee” I say ok want a diaper or to go to the potty?” She says, “Potty” and starts to run from the livingroom down the hall to the bathroom and Im right behind her. But then she veers into the kitchen to show me the giant poop she did in the middle of the kitchen …. oh boy lol, it was like it was straight out of a Clorox commercial!
Since then she spends most days at home half or fully naked. When she needs to go potty she will either run to the potty or ask for a diaper. A diaper almost always for poop. But then today she was standing on a chair in the kitchen and starts screaming and crying. I say “What what whats wrong baby?” She says, “I need potty” I offer her a diaper or the potty and she says “Potty” so I rush her to the potty and she poops!!! First time! Woot woot! Then I went to clean the bathroom later on and I see her potty is full of pee and it hits me. On her own, she is self potty training. She is getting it.
Now comes the hard part where I know she can do it and I want to encourage her (even make) her do it, but I wont. I will continue to allow her to choose diaper or potty and potty train herself. If its now or next month or still next year it will be ok. She will be fully potty trained on her own when she is ready.