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May 5, 201102:20 PMBaby Love

My 16-Month-Old is Potty Trained!

May 5, 2011 - 02:20 PM
That's right, he only poops in the bath tub!

Seriously though, for the past three to four months our toddler has pooped in the tub at least four times a week.

Your initial reaction may be "ew", but I promise you that my bath tub is the cleanest one on the block. Who else cleans their tub everyday?

I've tried moving bath time to different parts of the day...before meals, in-between meals, after meals doesn't matter.

After some googling it's apparent that I am not the only one (for some reason that doesn't surprise, or make me feel better). Something about the warm water acts as a stimulant.

One comment suggested to use this as a way to begin potty training. To put a portable potty right next to the tub and when they make signs that it's all about to "go down", sit them on the potty and show them what they did.

In my research, it also said not to discipline the behavior because they may start thinking that going "Number 2" in general is a bad thing. That sounds like something I definitely don't want to happen.

I would love some feedback on this "messy" situation. My husband seems to think it's a great thing since we're saving all those diapers (aka $). He also has his own bathroom...typical.

P.S. Sorry I didn't include a photo with this entry...or more appropriately, you're welcome :).

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The first years of motherhood are the most educational years of your life.  Abby Rodgers shares the highs, the lows, the love and complete shock of being a new mom.  She'll write what she has learned and also seek advice from you about things she has yet to figure out.  Abby keeps it real with a little humor and a lot of love. 

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