Seriously…I need help…I’m completely lost as to how I should start this whole potty-training gig! What I do know is that Zander is really close to being, if not completely, ready.
Last night was our first poop-on-the-floor experience. I’m not so naive to believe there won’t be countless floor-poop moments in our future…it’s a milestone none the less.
It was bath time, and both boys had
stinky nasty suffocating toxic-waste-filled poopy diapers. Carlos, being the wonderful husband that he is (or maybe he was just trying to get some), offered to do diaper-duty while I got the bath ready. So off I went up the stairs to start filling the tub while hubby started changing Logan.
As I was gathering towels and wash cloths I heard Carlos yell “Zander…NO!”. I ran to see what was going on. When I got to the bottom of the staircase Zander was waiting for me sans-diaper….and he ever-so-proudly proceeded to lead me to the scene of the poop-crime.
There it was on the floor…Zander’s poop. He pointed to it, loudly proclaiming “poo”, and then showed me the now-empty diaper that he had just removed from his bottom. It was all I could do not to burst into fits of laughter (I’m sure someday soon floor-poop will no longer be funny). Carlos didn’t find the humour in the whole thing….but he had had a really long day.
So…here is my quandary. Zander is starting to be very aware of his bodily functions. He tends to hold the front of his diaper when he pees, and likes to hide (usually under the dining room table) when he goes #2. When I’m changing him, he tells me he’s pooped before I even open his diaper. I do believe we have reached the point when we have to at least start looking into potties and potty-training paraphernalia. And this, my dear bloggy friends, is where I need your expertise.
What do you think is a must-have feature in a potty? Is a bare-bones potty perfectly sufficient? Are the bells-&-whistles potty chairs really worth the money? Do potty chairs with musical rewards, etc. really work/help?
What about Pull-Ups? Is this something that we should start with before trying to put him on the potty? And there are so many kinds…some with disappearing images, some feel cool when wet…..
I’m drowning in potty-perplexity. H-E-L-P!