Friday, June 22, 2007

Toilet Training in Less Than a day

We here at Chez Davey are in the heat of potty training since Weds. I am using the "Toilet Training in Less than a day" method because I really agree with the principles behind it and I am of the school of thought that when I determine that my child is emotionally/physically ready and it is in her best interests to learn something, it is my job to teach her. Lovingly? Yes. Does she cry? Sometimes. But she also cries because she hasn't found a way to inject Elmo directly into her little heart to stop the craving. If I were allowed to choose when I was ready to be potty trained I would be a consumer of Pampers Walkers- Made for Dorm Life with Corona Bottle print!

The training has worked for her except for the small problem that she is terrified to pee on the potty. She will sit for hours until the precise moment that she can hold it no more and then she stands, runs and pees on my wood floor. Interestingly enough, at the precise moment that she runs and pees, I lose my damn mind. Coincidence?

I have been thinking of alternate names for this book:
  • How Many Loads of Laundry You Can do in a Day
  • How Much Urine you can Clean up in a Day
  • How Many M&Ms a 30lb Person Can Nosh in a Day
  • How to Make your Head Explode in Less Than a Day
I will give the full update next week, for now I must wrestle The Dress onto my Giant Ass (come and get me google baby)


Blogger Kendra said...

I think I heard about that book on Good Morning America last year (not sure). My daughter just turned 2 and we're going to have a baby in a couple of weeks, so I figured we'd hold off on the potty training for a bit. However, I am extremely nervous about starting. I have no idea what I'm doing at all!!!! You'll have to let us all know how it works and maybe I'll pick up the book too.

11:31 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Keep us posted on how it goes. Maybe Goldie will surprise you one of these times. "Look Mommy, I pee pee in the Paaaateeee!!"

Now, go get into that dress! Bridesmaids are supposed to look bad. That is so the bride looks that much better. Me? My bridesmaids looked fabulous and I wondered how they did it. The bride will think that about you too!

12:42 PM  
Blogger Dickey45 said...

How to potty train in 24 hours by Foxx. First, make sure she is OK with the bathroom. Next, tell her you will be spending time with her in the bathroom with her favorite toys, movies, drinks, and salty yummies. Man, all the goodstuff is in the bathroom!

When she goes pee in the toilet, keep her there, don't make a fuss or yell, or anything. Give her a "good job" quietly and try to reinforce her with more salty things and drinks (even pop, if that is what she likes, it is only for a day). Once she finds out the world didn't end when she went #1 in the potty plus she was rewarded, it may turn around quickly.

I used this method with a little 4 year old with a minor developmental disability. I lent the book to the mom and talked her thru everything I just gave you above. The early intervention folks had all but given up.

Within 2 days she was going potty by herself. Within a couple weeks there were no accidents.

3:54 PM  
Blogger Mama's Moon said...

Hehehe. This one made me laugh and reminisce back to just a few short months ago when laundry and M&Ms dominated my life for (what seemed like) for.ever.!!!! Hang in there, they eventually make it to the bowl in one piece; and then it's on to cleaning urine around the toilet bowl and unclogging said toilet bowl. The fun never stops, I tell ya!

9:39 AM  

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