Saturday, March 2, 2013

toilet training

toilet training cuteness

Toilet training is definitely not the easiest task in the world.

We were told by Phebe's caregivers, in China, that they had started toilet training her. However, because of her grief and the language barrier, we made the decision to hold off on training her for a while. That being said, every night before bedtime we would put Phebe on the potty and she always knew what she was supposed to do! She most definitely liked the praise that came along with it!

Her language and communication is amazing now, in fact, she is now stringing three to four words together and can say:

"Pee-pee IN toilet" & "No pee-pee in panties"

My husband and I tend to say this a lot about our Phebe girl - she has the theory perfect, now if she could put that theory into practice...!

So, on Monday morning I bit the bullet, so to speak, and let her wear a pair of big girl panties! She has done amazing! Only one accident in the whole week, and that accident was during her nap one day. So yes, she's doing fabulous. However, she never ever tells me when she needs to go pee-pee, nope, I am always the one asking her. It's probably my own fault, I should let her figure it out, but mostly it's just because I don't want to do another load of laundry or her to pee on the couch! Or maybe it would be just too embarrasing if she did her pee-pee while sitting on the dentist's chair, or during music lesson, or while grocery shopping, or at the Science & Technology Museum! Now you know what we were up to this week! And now you know why I am constantly asking - I'm just saving both of us myself from the embarrassment!

Anyway, every single time I ask: "Phebe, do you need to go pee-pee?"... she replies: "Go pee-pee!" and runs to the toilet! She may only have 2 drips on some occasions, but she can always squeak something out. Ha! How I love her enthusiasm!

I'm hopeful that my constant nagging questioning and our hourly routine will get her to the right place... soon!

Go Phebe! We're so proud of you!

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  1. It is great that she is doing so well. I am guessing her bond with lilah has a lot to so with it.... She probably copies everything lilah does!

  2. Oh my goodness, those are some sweet little piggies! Way to go Phebe! And Jill, I love your bathroom.

    Gin =)

  3. Grace Halliday04 March, 2013

    Aren't you glad you didn't have to train her over a 'squatty potty'!!!