Last night Mila peepeed on the potty!
Since Mila has become so excited about the potty, (“I pee!”), I decided to add this into our bedtime routine. While I run her bath water, I remove her diaper and she sits on the potty. (It took a couple of days for her to get used to this – she didn’t like to sit diaper-less on the potty at first.) Last night she wanted mommy to sit on the potty, too, (“mommy pee”), so I did. When she was ready to get up and into the bath, I noticed that she had tinkled! It was a big event and Mila looked completely confused. I explained to her that she did well and it was a good thing to peepee in the potty. She made a little mess, but at least it wasn’t all over my floor!
In recent weeks, Mila has begun to tell us when she’s gone “poopoo” and occasionally, “peepee”. I thought, why not get a potty and start getting Mila used to it. A few days ago, her grandmother purchased a “Dora” potty for Mila, so we set it up in the bathroom and explained its purpose to Mila.
At first Mila was excited – that was when she stayed in her PJs to sit on the toilet. She would say, “mommy peepee” and point to the big toilet and, “I pee” and sit on hers.
The first real test was right before her bath. She wanted to “peepee”, so I took off her diaper and told her to sit on the potty. She yelled, “no no no!” and stood next to it staring…as she proceeded to pee all over my floor. Ok, won’t be doing that again.
Only a day or two later, we were in the bathroom and Mila wanted to potty again. She sat down and then I explained that she needed to take her clothes off. Bad choice of words on my part because she began an attempt at removing her shirt. I laughed and assisted her with her pants. She still had her diaper on, but she was sitting on the potty. Little steps; I can handle this.
Mila sat there and sat there until I was ready to leave the bathroom. I told her we were done, but she didn’t want to move. She screamed and yelled, “nooooo! I pee! I pee!”. I eventually had to drag her off the potty and out of the bathroom, kicking. I have a feeling this isn’t going to be an easy task.