We are *trying* to start potty training with the little girl because she:
a) comes to me after she’s done a poo. Before that, she will run to a corner and yell at me, “No, no, noooooo!” if I glance at her. I have to tell the nanny to leave her alone coz she keeps asking, “Are you pooing, mei-mei?”
b) tell me when she has gone pee-pee. The nanny lets her go nappy-free sometimes but forgets to tell me that. A few times, the little girl is happily bouncing around the bed and then she tells me, “Pee…” and I find a wet bed. Aaarghhh…
Her brother started potty training at around this age too but he had seen the boys at his daycare and his cousins go on the potty.
In our case, she cannot see any other kid go potty and I don’t have either the Potty Training Girls the Easy Way: A Stress-Free Guide to Helping Your Daughter Learn Quickly
All I have are:
a) a simple GREEN plastic potty – it ain’t PINK, which is probably why she refuses to sit on it. I’ve tried sitting on it myself to show her what it’s for but she shakes her head. Thank God the potty didn’t break under my weight hahaha.
She’ll fill it up with Lego though and play with it (slaps head).
Then again, her big brother never used a potty either and went straight to the big toilet (on a toilet ring).
b) a bagful of cloth diapers and
c) a nanny who is happy to help toilet train her to help me save money on disposable diapers – CLAPS HANDS!!!
For now, the little “princess” asks to be changed each time she pees and seems to like being nappy-free.
She’s also taken a liking to cloth diapers although she’s particular about the colour of the cloth diapers i.e. PINK or PURPLE and definitely no blue. Seriously!!!
Do you know how she tells me she hates blue?
She takes the blue cloth diaper (or blue shorts or t-shirt) out of my hands and FLINGS it across the room!
Ugh, these Terrible Twos. I can’t wait for it to be over…