Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Potty Training Landon at 13 Months

As some of you know- I started potty training Landon when he was about 11 weeks old. With encouragement from my aunts, I went full force. You can read about them HERE and HERE.

It's been a very interesting journey. I noticed within the first month that Landon had moved his bathroom habits towards his morning toilet time... after a few months, he adjusted and only peed in his diaper.

Around 6-7 months, when we introduced solids, we noticed another change. He started to only use the bathroom once a day... He would continue to pee in his diaper.. He also said "poo" every time he needed to go. I also noticed that he wouldn't go to the bathroom in public... he would always wait to go home. So in the early morning around 9:30 he would do business and any time we would go out and return, he would do business. lol.

early this week, we introduced underwear. He went 3 days before he had his first accident. I'm watching his tendencies and he needs to pee about every 20 minutes. Since he nurses in the morning, drinks about 9 oz of almond milk and 15 oz of water a day.. we have to run him to the bathroom every 20 minutes. Its a little exhausting since he's only 13 months.. we only keep him in underwear about 7-8 hours a day, diapers during nap time, bed time and when he leaves the house...

I would say, he's 80% potty trained. I don't think he will be fully potty trained for another 3-4 months, but I'm happy to start the process. He seems to enjoy underwear time.

He will grab his junk when he needs to go. I need a more efficient plan on how I need to get him completely potty trained. Right now, I'm in the process of looking for a good toilet seat.. it's like a toddler seat attached to the adult seat. I want to install it in our upstairs and downstairs bathroom.

how cute is he in underwear?? They don't make any smaller than 2T. I might order swim underwear, but they're expensive!

I'll make sure I keep updating- but I hope to have him fully potty trained at home by 15 months and only in diapers when we're out of the house. I also noticed that his diaper is super dry in the morning and we run him to the potty once he wakes up (around 6:30/ 7). I'll nurse him and put him back to sleep until 8. 

I don't think I would do anything differently... because he's going regularly and he has a very consistent schedule. I haven't had any constipation issues with him so I'm very happy with our experience.


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