The Many Adventures of Keira!

This is our page to document our family's adoption journey- starting from when we first started planning for our little one, to when we brought her home. We're also going to keep this updated with all of the things that Keira has been up to since she's been home with us here in the U.S!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Potty Update II

Well, we're on week two of the serious potty training attempts. She has been doing great at Amanda's and has only been peeing in her training pants when she is napping. Otherwise, she's been great about going in the potty. She still has not been TELLING any of us when she has to go and we've just been taking her every hour or so.

The other day, I had her home with me and every single time that I would take her to the potty...nothing. Well, within 5-10 minutes later, sure enough, she would fill up her training pants. What on earth??? What was going on? Well, I figured out that the only reason that she's been doing so well with going is because we've been taking her so much that she hasn't had a chance to go in her diaper!

I think what she really needs to do is associate the feeling of peeing and pooping with having to go to the potty. I bought some training pants before that she was supposed to feel wetness. Nope, nothing! I bought some training pants that are supposed to feel cold when you pee so that she would feel it easier. Nope, nothing! Well, today, I decided that she would really have to just feel what it feels like, so I've been taking her every hour and half or so and have her only in her new underwear. I'm only going to put her in training pants when we go somewhere but have her in just underwear when we are home. I mean, most people before training pants, just let their kids just wear underwear when they potty trained and followed them around cleaning up the mess, right? Well, so far, it's about 9:30am and I've cleaned up 3 puddles...with one of them being on me! lol I have kind of noticed a pattern though, which I guess is good. She would kind of wander off into her room and that is when it would happen. My friend Terri said that when she was potty training, her girls would hide behind a chair when they would be trying to go to the bathroom. So if only I can catch her now before it happens...we'll see! I have a feeling I'm in for ALOT more accidents today, but that's part of it I guess!
Update: Ok, just minutes after writing this, I took Keira in to brush her teeth. As she stood there brushing her teeth, she just peed and peed and peed a huge puddle without even stopping with brushing her teeth. Granted, I moved her as fast as I could to the toilet, but she definitely isn't recognizing that she has to pee yet. I'm wondering if maybe it's too soon for her? Any opinions? I have a feeling I'm in for a long day equiped with Clorox Clean Ups! lol


Paula said...

I think Keira may not have developed the sensation she has to go yet. Jason was about 2 1/2 when he potty trained and I was told he was early. Jess isn't interested in using the potty at all (although she's very interested in everyone else using the toilet!). We're hoping to tackle potty training after we get our sleep issue under control (4th night in her own room alone!) From what I've read, people who have trained their kids really early (I've read about kids as young as 12 months being trained which I really don't think is developmentally likely) have really trained themselves to either see a pattern or are taking the kids with great frequency to the toilet.

Rod said...

Wow! I can't wait to get Chloe started on potty training, but it's still a bit too early. The money we'll be saving from buying diapers will be HUGE! Not to gross anyone out, but Chloe will take 3 dumps a day sometimes!