Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Just a wee thing

(This is not the post I was planning to write tonight but...)

This evening Isobel used her potty for something other than a step from which to brush her teeth.

Yes she used it appropriately and actually requested it.

I haven't actually started potty training and although I was, a while ago, the proud owner of not one but two copies of Gina Ford's Potty Training in a Week, I have yet to read a word.

But I did buy a potty and occasionally before Isobel's bath I have sat her on it, hoping to catch the bathtime wee (it is universal isn't it?!).

Last night as Isobel stood up in the bath to wee, she pointed at her potty.

Tonight, she pointed at her potty, the waterworks begun, and I asked if she wanted to get out...


She sat on her potty and produced a few drips; stood up; sat down again and drissled some more.

I cheered!

That does count, doesn't it?

Does this mean I really have to read the book? I thought we were months away from this!


Maternal Tales said...

Crikey honey - well done! Yes, definitely sounds like she's ready. I have that book and I used it with Renée and it worked really well...didn't ever use it with Edie (but then we all know she was a totally different kettle of fish and took rather a lot longer). Some children are just ready much earlier than others. I say go for it...

Good luck xx

Momma Sunshine said...

Sounds awesome! Personally, I wouldn't worry about reading the book. I trained both of my girls without any help from a book. Sure, it took longer than a week, but I have yet to meet anyone who has potty trained their child that quickly!

Trust your instincts and your child's cues...the rest will follow. :)

cartside said...

That's amazing! I think it may be potty training time for you! I mean your daughter of course, sorry.

Chic Mama said...

Awww- my 2 year old did a poo in the potty, once! Now he won't sit on it at all. Must admit, potty training is not my favourite bit although I have been lucky with the others. Good luck with it all.

Coding Mamma (Tasha) said...

Wow, that's early! I'd keep an eye on her interest and play it by ear. Don't push as it's so early. But you never know, maybe she'll surprise you.