Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Potty Time?

We have attempted, successful, no... One freak time Ace wanted to sit on the potty while I was getting ready for work, this was months ago, and he actually produced a nugget! And then we had the poop/pee phenomenon. It was very exciting and I thought we were on our way to using the potty. I have to admit I have not been consistent in this venture, for someone who works 40 hours a week I just don't know how to do it and try to keep it consistent at daycare too. The other MAJOR issue is that Asa doesn't know who, what, where, when and how. Well he understands where the potty is, but he doesn't understand when he has to go potty or how to control it. What is, the heck I'm going to do?

(pardon Brian's cell phone pic)

We constantly talk about using the potty and going to the potty. He knows where poop comes from because whenever one of the dogs (uh, um - Russell!) poops on the floor he immediately points and says BUTT! I ask him when we talk about the potty, "Do you know when you have to go potty?" of course it's usually during Wonder Pets or Fresh Beat Band and he has no interest in listening to me and just says "Mumma" in his annoyed grumpy tone. I know I have to dedicate some time to this, be consistent and really try. We've seen the commercials for the Buzz and Woody Pull-Ups and I tell him he can wear those if he starts using the potty - there's interest for Buzz and Woody, but no interest for the potty. What I really need to do is take a week off from work and hibernate for Potty Time, do the whole interval training thing and see if I can (Ace can) produce some results. He'll be 4 in June and I don't want to have the kid who's still in diapers because your the mom who hasn't taken the time to REALLY work on potty training.

If anyone has ways that worked better for them then sitting on the potty every 20 minutes let me know. The whole sensation of not knowing for him is what is setting us back.


  1. dont feel bad william will be 5 in march and still isnt. can he go? yes..does he....ummmm, when he wants. I am the same way never would i have thought i would have a five year old in diapers.GROSS, seriouusly GROSS !!!
    by the way I started putting him on the potty when he turned 2...yep that is more than half of his little life :)

  2. SMILE!! You're on candid camera. What a cutie pie:)


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My name is Jackie and I am a mother, wife, friend, sister, daughter, cousin to many, and a dreamer of sorts. I dream of many things and one is a life full of acceptance, achievement and success for my Super Hero son Asa. He's got extra good stuff that comes with a little thing called Down syndrome. We live in the beautiful state of New Hampshire with our 2 Bulldogs; Rosie, Frankie and 36 chickens.