Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Potty Success

Harper is very interested in the screen technology that is in our house: iPad, Nook, or smart phone, she wants to touch it.  I'm hesitant with the amount of screen time she has, but I've turned it to our favor.  

There are a couple books for Harper on my Nook that she gets a kick out of - Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, and Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, both by Eric Litwin.  There is a little song ditty in both that she bounces along to.  

So, I've started letting her manipulate the screen on her own when she sits on the potty.  It's a huge hit.  Before this weekend, Harper has only been on the potty when she's brushing her teeth, but that has been wearing thin.  She fighting that now.  She would rather just stand at the sink.  Ok. 

This weekend, she is not only sitting on the potty for long periods of time (30 minutes yesterday!), but she came into the room when I had visiting friends and mimed that she wanted to take her pants off, then said, "Yea." when I asked if she wanted to sit on the potty.  

And to put a huge red ribbon on the top of all this potty progress, today she made her first deposit in the bank of no diapers.  She did it!  Right after her #2 while I was cleaning up her chair she wet herself, but progress is progress.  I said, "Oops!  Pee goes in the potty and mommy had your chair!  We can try to pee in the potty next time."  And we went about putting her down for her nap.  

I think the biggest help in Harper's understanding about what a potty is and what to do on it has been her best friend Oscar.  He is just 7 weeks older than Harp, and has been using his potty with much success for about a month now.  She sees him every Wednesday, and also on random visits each week.  That kid is serious about his potty time.  He loves it!  And now, Harper can chat him up about their new shared activity when they next visit...which is later today.  

So WOOT for my girl.  She's a smarty pants with no pants! 

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