Tuesday, 1 April 2008
Updates On the Potty
Max is now doing very well without diapers, but Mommy and grandma are still not confident enough to take him out without diapers.
So far he has been able to go to the toilet on his own. Well, the advantage of being a boy is that he can pee standing, so it is actually quite hassle-free in a sense. Usually he'll announce that he needs to "shee-shee" and then pulls off his pants, runs to the toilet and pee by the drain-hole (an adult will have to help him wash his feet and the pee into the drain-hole) and then comes back to have us help him into his pants again.
Today he decided not to use the potty for poo-poo-ing. Micah has been sitting on the toilet bowl for a while now, balancing himself by perching like a bird, holding to the side of the seat. Max now want to do it like his brother because he is now "big boy a-dee". So, for better or for worse, we might have to bear with his insisting on sitting on the toilet. Better, because then we don't have to deal with washing a potty, worse because we will have to make sure he does not slip into the toilet or fall should he decide he wants to jump of the toilet.
Actually, the "big-boy a-dee" (big boy already) came about because of Mommy. He has grown. Well, both the boys have grown quite a bit, and so of late I have been putting Max into Micah's Pajamas at night. Some of Micah's shirts in the daytime too. At first, understandably, Max would ask if I was dressing him in his brother's clothes, to which I would say, "Yes." Then he asks, "Why?" and Mommy says, " Well, because you're a big boy already and you can now fit into koh-koh's clothes. Koh-koh's also big already and can't fit into these anymore." And he echoes, "Max big boy a-dee?" Mommy affirms, "Yes, Max is a big boy already."
Back to potty training: I think Max can hold his bladder than his brother, actually. There had been a few occasions he had woken up with a dry diaper in the morning, whereas Micah had insisted that he is sure to wet himself in bed at night. I guess if they are to already know their biological signals, we should just trust them on it. But still need to try to help get them off diapers at night.
So is there some technique into dealing with this?
I can't imagine f they still need to be in diapers at night at age 6 or 7!!