Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's All About the Potty

At one time, I had thought that Grace would be the first of the triplets to be potty trained. About a year ago, she was telling us when she needed to potty and we were well on our way to completing the Tinkle fairy chart.

Well, it is a year later, Grace is 4 and is not potty trained. We have tried everything. Sticker charts, rewards, the threat of wearing diapers to college...we have even tried to shame her by continually repeating..,"You are the only one in your class still in diapers and you may be kicked out of pre-school".

I have thought at times that maybe she is hindered by the cp...maybe she doesn't really know when she needs to use the bathroom, but I'm not sure I believe that. Why would she tell us sometimes and others not. I honestly think that she is fine with the way things are and doesn't mind using the toilet when she just "feels like it".

We now have the cool toilet seat with the toddler seat built it!! Since Grace is now able to sit up on her own, we purchased this in hopes that she would be able to sit on the smaller seat on the big potty and no longer have to use the "baby potty". It's a hit...she loves sitting on the "white potty" and is even now using it properly (and not just a place to read :) She also likes that she has easy access to the toilet paper, because you can never use too much. Wish us luck...we may be on our way to being totally diaper free!!!!


AZ Chapman said...

nice job grace tell u mom to come visit my blog and comment

Anonymous said...

Good luck! Since you asked.;)

Looks like conditions are good for success!

Can she (participate in) get on/off the toilet?


Kasey Gray said...

Way to go, Grace! Good luck, Jacolyn!

BusyLizzyMom said...

Wishing you lots of luck.
I love the toilet seat, Elizabeth has one like that at school and I thought it was pretty cool when I saw it. Can you let me know where you got it from?

Kati said...

WTG, Grace! :)