Warning: A whole lot of poop and TMI talk ahead.
Hippie Potty Training:
You let your kids be a 'part' of the experience. So, every morning--without fail, no matter what they are doing--when I announce that "Mommy has to poop, who wants to come watch?" I can guarantee you that they will follow me to the toilet like I am the Pied Pooper. W2, especially, likes to crouch down like an umpire waiting for the pitch (so to speak).
We started this about a month ago.
They are both really into watching the action, but possibly even more interested in 'helping' with the toilet paper and flushing. I give them each tiny pieces of TP and they put them in the toilet bowl over and over (no full squares!).
One day Grunter thought he'd 'help' me and proceeded to take his TP and start patting my pubic hair. Oh thanks honey, but we're not going to go there.
You watch your kid for signs that he/she has to poop/pee.
We were out at the beach a couple of weeks ago and let the kids roam 'free', so I guess this also falls under Naked Potty Training (sort of). Out on the deck, I noticed W2 starting to walk with clenched butt checks and knees together. Hmmmmm.
I asked him if he needed to go poop. No, he shakes his head.
I ask him if he wants to try to go poop on the potty. He looks at me quizzically and very interested. We go in, I prop him up and in no time, he poops! In a strange house and a strange toilet!
Last night before bath time, he indicated he wanted to go on the potty and I put him up there and he peed!
Then, Grunter wanted to try, so I put him on, but I didn't wait long enough and he peed on the floor afterwards. Oh well. Practice, practice.
So, here we are. I think we need to get some potty seats and start hanging out in them. What kind are best for boys and for small apartments? I'm going to need two.
Also, I want to do the potty training in 3 days. Anyone done this?
But, if I'm going to do this...and I don't know when I'm going to do this....then we have to move to toddler beds so they can get out and go to the bathroom, right??
Oh man. It's a whole lot to think about.