Saturday, August 28, 2010

Part 2 of the toilet training adventure

Warning: This post is about poo!  Please don't bother reading unless you're truly interested in learning about our progress, or if you have a weird fascination with poo, or if you're truly bored and have nothing better to do.

Almost immediately after my first post about Ky's introduction to toilet training we virtually gave up trying because he only ever seemed to want to go to the toilet when we were outside or not within potty-running-to distance.  And while, not before, but while he was filling his nappy he'd happily tell me what he was doing.  Then suddenly, about 2 weeks ago he sat down on his little potty did a poo and excitedly pulled on my hand to help him empty it into the toilet.  After cleaning the bowl and his bottom, he promptly did another poo in the toilet and again excitedly jumped up, grabbed my hand and had me help him empty it into the toilet a second time.  This little performance happened a total of 6 times!!!  (I have no idea where all that poo was coming from .. he only has a little tummy).  Since coming to realise how he can, all by himself, create something seemingly out of nothing just by sitting on his toilet and grunting a little bit, he's happily made this pooing and weeing in his potty business a regular pastime.  He doesn't even make a big deal about it anymore.  Like everything else he's learned, he's quickly undertaken this latest skill with modesty.  He doesn't need all the fanfare and congratulations, he's taken it in his stride as if it's just another notch in his belt of milestones he's accomplished.

So for the past 6 days we haven't needed to use even a single nappy during the day!  It's been lovely not having to wash bucketloads of stinky nappies every couple of days.  It's also been nice to dress Kaya in clothes without a bulky nappy underneath.  He looks so tall and lean without all that extra padding on his bum.  The only problem is keeping his pants from falling down...