Roman did a wee wee on the potty!
To people without kids this isn't a big deal - but to those of you who have children will know why I'm so excited about it; my little boy did a wee, like a big boy, on his potty!
Approaching his second birthday I had just had Jasper and was looking at the baskets full of cloth nappies (and the drawer with the disposables in - shame on hippy me!) and totally overwhelmed wondering how and when potty training could begin - he just seemed so totally unaware, and miles and miles away from ever BEING aware. Just yesterday I was telling my health visitor that Roman was still giving no signs that he was ready.
Despite thinking he wasn't ready I'd been reading up on it (on the ERIC thinking about potty training page) and we had a potty so we just started, around his bath, having it around - he'd sit on it as we ran the bath and read a story or do some colouring in. After the bath more of the same whilst we told stories and got his PJs ready. He seemed to enjoy playing with it/on it but generally did nothing (or peed on the floor at the far side of the room having got up and run away!) but tonight there was a breakthrough - we always say the potty is for wee wees but he's never put it all together - until now.
He was running around naked and kept sitting on the potty then running away like every night - then he stopped and looked down at his winkle-tinkle (I know, I know, but that's just what we call it - apart from when we call it his prawn!) and then he waddled to his potty, crouched over it (so he could watch) and weed into the potty! Cue HUGE celebrations, whooping, chearing, clapping - much excitement - then the ceremonial emptying into the loo and washing of potty and hands (with special disney cars liquid soap - never has there been such excitement - Cars, AND it smells of bananas!)
So now that it's happened once I can see that he knows what to do and I'm PRETTY sure it's only a short while until he's totally trained! We'll go tomorrow and pick some big boy pants and over the next couple of weeks we'll slowly take him from full time nappies to hopefully daytime dry - wish us luck!
Rather splendidly this has co-incided incredibly well with my being sponsored to go to the Cybermummy conference by ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving childhood Continence) and their new campaign that launches on June 1st - which is more than lucky really!
I am a VERY proud Mummy