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Thursday, January 25, 2007It's darn hard to teach a kid that doesn't talk how to go to the potty. You *think* they get it, but you don't know because they can't tell you.
We started Nora with her potty about a month ago. We'd encourage her to sit on it with her pants on while we sat on the potty. About a week ago we got her to consistantly take her pants off to sit on the potty. (We'd always ask, she'd say no, so the pants stayed on.)
The last three days she has "asked" to go potty by pointing to the bathroom. We've tried, but no luck.
Today she took her pants off and brought me a diaper. She wasn't wet yet so I asked if she had to go. She nodded, so off we went.
Sure enough, we got about a full cup (geeze!) of pee in the little potty! We did a little dance and clapped and smiled and yelled Woo hoo!!
I'd imagine we may still have a long road to haul, but hey, it's a start. I'll take one small victory at a time. Besides, she's only 26 months, so I figure even if it takes six more months to get the hang of it, that's not bad. :)