you gots to be kidding me!
hmm, maybe i should forget all this body awareness bullshit and just show akello this video
in response to corinas comment from the last post.
Hey Gil, Are you starting potty training now? I'm sure you have heard this before, but this is not a good time for that. I have a friend who is trained by the state, she says they do better when they are 2yrs old. So if you could explain to us what you are doing with the training pants, that would help.
Ah the state. WADR to your friend, infant training is possible. most infants go through a sensitive period for this between 4-6 months, and yes, we have missed that window, but some infants are still open to it. we hope that akello is one of them but he may not be. Remember the settlers. I can just see em now riding on their wagon. the dads all pissed at the kid for crapping the place up again. "when we going to train junior not to crap the wagon up!" "not till he's two pa!"
or the native americans . even better. the great spirit has decreed that 24 moons must pass before "pees like horse" can be trained.
what im saying is two things. i dont think theres a "right way" theres only the way that you would like to go as parents. and two, i think its our western culture (the state) that has brought us up this way. the USA is all about convenience remember. that and huggys conspiracy.
with his training pants what we are doing exactly is everytime we see him pee-pee or poo-poo we say it, as he's doing it. we then take him to change him into new underwear. so far we have learned that he likes to pee right after he wakes up from naps and in the morning. he also likes to poo at the cube or at the window sill. we know the sounds he makes now so we walk over and while hes doing it we say, "poo-poo"
we say it all the way to the bathroom wheree we take off his shorts and fling the poo into the toielette and flush it. soon he will make the association. but right now its just tracking when he poos and trying to get him to associate the words.
i will let the about.com lady take it from here.