Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Potty Training Success

I'm pleased to report that we are now diaper-free during the day, and using a diaper only at night and at nap as a back-up, in case his body is too tired to wake up (we had a couple sleep related accidents).

Every day he is getting better and better at telling us when he has to go and a lot more confident about pottying.

In our case, though he is now 2 1/2, he just wasn't psychologically receptive to being fully trained until recently. It was like he turned a corner and was ready. I think, as we probably have all observed, that there are a lot of development phases that little ones go through and how their entire being responds to these changes affects how receptive they are to pottying. Elimination communication has been a fascinating window into his development -- being able to see how his brain portions out resources for language, fine and gross motor skills, etc. -- as we went through various potty kicks and pauses.

I would totally do it again if we have another baby.

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