“No poo in bath…”

About a week and a half ago I started potty training Graeme. We chose to go for the pants-less approach while at home.

First proper day is a huge success. All wee’s and even a poo go in the potty. I kept thinking why do people put it off when it is this easy.

Well we went on to him not pooing for 2 days and it finally came on the carpet. He has been regular since but not once in the potty again. I have done all the positive reinforcement to no avail.

Last night he went wee on the potty, then jumped in the bath. I could see he needed to poo but he would not go on the potty. I just hoped it would not go in the bath. So I left him to play while I read my book.

Next thing he says to me “No poo in bath.”, trying to hand me two handfuls of poo. Again he repeats “No poo in bath.”Needless to say he was very happy with himself that he did not go in the bath after all.

Today was along the same lines, except he went for a wee as soon as we got home from the shops and ran off with no pants on and chose to sit in his pram. That was a real fun clean up. Child was thrown in the bath and the pram got a scrub down.

Now is the point that I eat my words that potty training is easy.