More Potty Training ? - TMI
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|Thu, 03-12-2009 - 11:41pm|
Since we are all in the PT world, I thought I'd run a few things by you. We are still in the early stages of exploring the potty with a few successes putting pee in the potty. Today was one of those successful days.
When JB decides he wants to work on potty training, he will go sit on the potty (he gets a reward for sitting on the potty right now), get his reward, then sit on the potty to eat his reward thereby guaranteeing he gets another reward. He is quite the schemer, let me tell you. Before I give him his reward (a tiny cracker), he must drink some water. (Wonder where he got his scheming from? LOL). After about 45 minutes of this game, we finally get a full bladder and can then really potty train. For putting pee in the potty, he gets a bigger/better reward (big cracker). Poop is not even on our playing field right now.
So here's my question (finally)... JB seems to dribble a lot. Don't get me wrong, every drop counts, but it's rarely a steady stream. He will dribble 3 or 4 times (and get rewards), then a steady stream, then back to dribbles. Today we had 12 successful pees in the potty, but only 3 streams. Is that what you are seeing as well? I would think he'd have a huge release, then be done. Could it be a result of taking so many little drinks over such a long period of time that he releases it in a similar pattern to the way he ingested the water?
I'm concerned because kids with sensory issues also have potty training issues. Normally parents are told the child is not ready until the child is around 3.5, then around 4 they figure out it's not a physiological problem, it's a sensory issue. Then the process is quite difficult. So I want to stay on top of this. I'm trying to get a sense of normalcy before bringing yet another thing up at his sessions.
My other question centers around him being physiologically ready to potty train. When he wants to potty train, he goes to sit on the potty until something happens instead of timing it. So he normally sits (on and off) the potty for about 45 minutes before he gets anywhere. Today, he decided he wanted to sit on the potty and would not even get off for breakfast. I fed him while he sat there. He was so determined that today was the day he was going to get his putting-pee-in-the-potty reward. So a potty training session with us appears to be about 2 hours (45 mins to fill the bladder, then an hour or so emptying the bladder). I'd always envisioned it being 5 minute blocks dispersed throughout the day. Am I doing something wrong? After my previous attempts/failures, I'd decided to wait until May to try again. I'm so excited that he's showing any interest that I'm letting him lead the way here.
Edited 3/12/2009 11:46 pm ET by mom_ladybug