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Potty training.. November 16, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — shezahasan @ 4:34 am

Eesa’s potty training went back to zero while i was in winnipeg. But alhamdolillah i cant complain coz his weaning got expedited – alhamdolillah, mashaAllah, inshaAllah! lol.

So i decided to look up a few websites and see what I can do to help Eesa out. I looked up CNN, Babycentre, ivillage etc. Out of most of the articles, this is my favorite one. It has a checklist that seems reasonable enough to follow! Most websites say that the more you wait, the better it is. Desis say the exact opposite! Allahu Aalim!

Anyhow. Here’s the list to look up:

Your child may be ready to start potty training if she:

• Has regular, soft, formed bowel movements (Check)
• Can pull her pants up and down (Check)
• Imitates others’ bathroom habits (likes to watch you go to the bathroom, wants to wear underwear, and so on) (Check)
• Makes a physical demonstration when she’s having a bowel movement (such as grunting, squatting, or telling you) (Not yet)
• Has words for stool and urine (Not yet)
• Can follow simple instructions (such as “Give me the toy.”) (Check)
• Understands the physical signals that mean she has to go and can tell you before it happens (not yet)
• Dislikes the feeling of being in a dirty nappy (not yet – and cool alerts from huggies DONT work)
• Has “dry” periods of at least three or four hours (this shows her bladder muscles are developed enough to hold her urine in and store it) (check)
• Isn’t negative about everything (Check)
• Understands the value of putting things where they belong (Not yet – do they ever???)
• Demonstrates a desire for independence (Not always)
• Can walk and sit down (Check)


One Response to “Potty training..”

  1. shaz Says:

    so what are you going to do?

    I’m waiting till he is 3 inshaallah… just easier… my eldest was ready at 1 and a half, but I messed it up because I didn’t have time to take him when he was ready (I’d be nursing or something)… so then he gave up, and when he turned 3 it happened in days, or day! He just did it.

    I am trying with this 2 year old, but not going any where… too much else going on, so I’ll wait inshaallah 🙂

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