Friday, January 18, 2008

My Potty Training Woes

Since Nancy posted pictures of her poopy leg, thanks to Rachel, I thought it would be OK to share this......

So Ian is finally 100% potty trained. He doesn't even need a pull-up at night anymore. I must say that I am proud of myself for having this accomplished before we was three. But these past few days Ian has had the stomach flu, and along with the flu he has also had diarrhea. How do you train a child to deal with that? He is kinda scared of the whole thing and you know what I don't blame him.

We have not had good luck with dealing with this. It seems to come a little too quick for him to make to the bathroom in time. We have had to do extra loads of laundry to keep up with him being able to have clean underwear. Thank goodness we got our new washing machine delivered earlier than was planned.

So we don't know what to do expect to try to keep him close to the bathroom but that hasn't been working to well since.....oh no I better go because here comes Ian walking towards me with his legs spread apart.

5 comments:

Nancy said...

Sometimes when it's really cold out I walk like that so that my legs don't touch my pants.

I'm positive it makes me look insane.

Anyway, sorry about your sick kids...if you need anything, let me know. :)

Crys said...

When my son got the flu just after he potty trained we bought some pull ups to catch the mess. It totally stinks (literally) when your newly potty trained kid toots and oops an accident. Hard times. I know where you are coming from.

The Buchanan's said...

Thanks for your comment Crys. It is nice to know that I am not the only one who has gone through this. He is doing much better now (only after 3 days of accidents). It was not a fun experience but hopefully next time he will able to make it to the toilet.

Rob and Marseille said...

Any tricks to getting your son to stay dry through the night? Christopher (3 in March) was doing really good (forgot once a week at night, but dry during the day) until we came back from our 2 week Christmas break. I think we've had 3 dry nights the whole 3 weeks we've been back. Before, a treat after breakfast helped him remember. Now it doesn't work.

Crys said...

Make sure he goes right before bed...I mean like literally the second before he gets into the sheets. Keep an eye on how much liquid he is drinking the hour to two hours before he is going to sleep. Ezra likes to suck water off his toothbrush to wet his noodle which I prefer to him drinking out of the sink (I know it is gross but I caught him doing it a lot of times). If that doesn't work isolate when he is peeing. Is it in the middle of the night or in the morning right after he wakes up. If its in the morning make of game of getting up right away and peeing in the potty. If its in the night you may want to try having your husband wake up in the middle of the night to take him. Horrible I know! It is probably just a phase he will grow out of though. Vacations always mess up everyones schedules.