Toilet Training

Toilet training is one of those things that I know I’ll have to deal with eventually….but have kind of stayed in denial about up until a week or two ago. I’m sure it will be nice not to have to change the diapers…but Elias just seems so young still. And toilet training seems pretty tricky.

Our pediatrician explained to us some cues that we will start to see when Elias is ready to be potty trained. We’ve decided to wait until we see those cues to start anything.

So anyway….today when I was playing with Elias, I said to him, “Elias, Mommy has to go potty. I’ll be right back.”

Usually he just plays until I come back or ends up following me towards the bathroom. Today after I told him what I was doing, he popped up, and before I could even stand up, he ran into the bathroom, lifted the toilet seat, and then looked up at me and smiled.

After thinking it was very cute of him to do that for me, I thought to myself: “Wow! He knows that going potty means going to the toilet.” I don’t know if he associates the word “potty” with the sensation he feels when he has to go…but I figure that this is a start. We’ve got a long road ahead of us for potty training….we haven’t even started! But I figure I better count my wins when I have them.

Now if I could just teach him to put the seat down too….I’m sure I wouldn’t be the only one to be thankful for that in the future……

 

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