Thursday, February 21, 2008


It stands for elimination communication. I know. It is a "different" way to go about potty training (not that we are working on potty training!) After Owen's first incident of pooping in the tub, the little stinker kept it up. A friend suggested taking him out of the tub and setting him on the toilet when he seems like he is going to go. I explained that Owen has always been "dramatic" (to say the least) about going to the bathroom. His latest habit has been crawling under the dining room table to fill his diaper. My friend thought that it might be fun to try having him go on the potty because it is so easy to tell when he is going. I am proud to report that for almost 3 weeks, Owen went on the potty at least once everyday (usually 2-3 times per day.) It was CRAZY! I'd take his diaper off, set him on the toilet (holding on very tight and keeping him secure) and he'd play with the toilet paper, grunt a few times, and take care of business. It really was pretty funny. I feel like it was a party trick or something! He won't do it anymore, though. I'm not sure what changed, but now he arches his back and won't sit down every time I try to put him on the potty. Unfortunately for me, he also keeps going once I've gotten his diaper off. Maybe we'll try again in a few weeks!