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So, we are still in the potty training trenches with JJ. Since my last post (see here), our lovely friends from The First Years™ sent JJ a potty. And it wasn't just any plain, average Joe potty either. They sent him the CARS Racing Mission Potty System™. It can be used as a potty pot, trainer seat and step stool and makes car sounds.
Of course, when JJ saw his potty for the first time, it was love at first sight. It took him ten minutes before he would even let go long enough for me to take it out of the box. Assembly was pretty quick and easy. All I had to do was install the sound button and snap on the lid. Can't get any easier than that.
After that he was back to not letting anyone touch it. Finally, after about 30 minutes, I thought that it would be a good idea to go ahead and try the potty out. So, we get everything unsnapped, pulled down and I go to sit him on the potty and he flips out! As it turns out, he loves his CARS potty and Lighting McQueen so much that he didn't want to sit on it.
This last week, I've been making sure to tell him everyday that starting this coming Friday, we're going to be using the trainer seat and then use the base as a step stool and place he can rest his feet since the trainer seat is made to fit on the toilet. Hopefully, this will go over better as we had made some progress previously with him being comfortable with that method.
But man, does he cart Lighting around the apartment almost all the day. He loves that he can stand on it and get into more things like turning on the water and almost flooding the bathroom sink, reaching the snack shelf in the pantry and he even attempted to stir one of my pots on the stove. Thank goodness I have quick reflexes. Needless to say, I have made it clear that Lighting McQueen is not allowed anywhere near the kitchen.
And JJ isn't the only one impressed with his new potty system. Since it arrived while the Mr was at work, the first words out his mouth the next morning where, "You got him a car potty with wheels?!" Then he shot me the you're-spoiling-him look. I had to quickly explain that the potty was a gift first off and secondly, having an aesthetically pleasing potty does not make a child spoiled, but instead might encourage them to actually use it.
Moo was a little upset at first. She felt like JJ has been getting lots of stuff lately while she hasn't been getting anything. I had to explain that JJ just had a birthday and that I had been telling her that he was getting a special potty soon. She calmed down when I told her that she could play with the sound button and use it as a step stool. Kids! So, folks, fingers crossed we will have success on Friday using the trainer seat.
Did you miss my previous posts on our potty training journey? Check them out here.