Thursday, October 31, 2013

Adventures in Potty Training Multiples

Ava acted interested in potty training for a while but I'll be honest, I dreaded doing it.  Diapers are just so much easier!  People always say, "I bet you will be glad when they are potty trained so you don't have to buy all those diapers!"  Umm give me diapers any day!  I'll gladly spend money on diapers over cleaning up pee on my floor or sitting in the bathroom for hours waiting on someone to poop, or stopping my car every ten minutes because someone has to go to the bathroom!  If someone else wanted to take my kids and potty train them for a week and then return them that would be one thing!  I really don't know why people are in a hurry to do this!  One day Gigi told me I was just being lazy and that I needed to do it.  So.... I did! I didn't use a special method or read any books.  We just quit the diapers cold turkey!  I didn't even use pull-ups at night or for naps.  Ava did such a good job!  I think the key (at least for Ava) is to wait until they are completely ready! She definitely had a few accidents (never at night or during naps though) and I would put a diaper back on her for a day but I would say after a week she was potty trained! She can literally hold it for hours!  It's pretty crazy!  Maybe next year I will potty train the boys! ha Kidding...Kind of!  

One day she told me she had to poo poo so she went and sat on the potty.  She had already pooped in her diaper.  When she thought I wasn't looking she took the poop out of her diaper and put it in the potty and pretended she had just done it.  Ha 

Knox is the official flusher.  Which is funny because I feel like most kids like to flush the toilet themselves but Ava doesn't seem to mind the help.  She loves an audience.  When it's time to go she says, "Boys, Boys, watch!"  They sit back and wait for the show!  We always wave bye to the pee pee and poo poo too.  With Ava everything is a production and dramatic.  Pooping on the potty is no exception...


If she can't get the boys to go to the bathroom to watch she brings the poo poo and pee pee to them..  One day she drug her toilet across the house to show them.  Oh Ava! They usually give her the response she is looking for but they have shown no real interest in doing it themselves!


Gigi thought the boys needed their own boy potty.  We thought that might be the trick to get them to go.  I think we need two boy pottys!


Knox has started pee pee'ing on the potty.  I definitely don't think he's ready for big boy underwear but I let him go when he wants to try.  His teacher told me she thinks he's ready because he stays dry at school and goes to the potty while he's there.  I just don't think I'm ready for round two!  Maybe in a few months.... ha  Brooks still shows zero interest! 

Important Potty Training Dates:
July 13-Ava Pee Pee'd on the potty for the first time
August 4-Ava Poo Poo'd on the potty for the first time
August 7-Knox pee pee'd on the potty for the first time
August 29-Brooks Pee Pee'd on the potty for the first time

1 comment:

Candace Powell said...

Starting to potty train our daughter.
Reading the experiences of other parents is very beneficial.