As I mentioned in this post, The Gnome is starting to potty learn. So far, it has been quite the adventure. And The Gnome certainly isn’t the only one learning here. Oh no. Hubby and I are learning our fair share of lessons as well. I have already mentioned that I learned to stay out of the line of fire when he is sitting on the potty.
Since then I have also learned that just because The Gnome stops peeing does not mean that The Gnome is done peeing. This is especially true after naps and first thing in the morning. Babies pee a lot after long stretches of sleep. So do not let them fool you. A little trickle is not enough!
My lesson(s)? The Gnome wakes up from a nap. I rush him to the potty, rip his diaper off, and plop him on the pot. He pees. I fawn over him like it is the best thing ever. He reaches for me to take him off of the potty. I take him off and start cleaning up the potty seat. He promptly pees all over the bathroom scale (again) and floor. This happened two more times before I finally got it.
Pee isn’t so bad anymore. We’ve gotten used to urine going everywhere. But remember when I said I ripped the diaper off? I have a piece of advice for you. Do not ever whip, rip, or otherwise remove a diaper while holding your child in an effort to get them on to the potty quicker without checking for poo first. Ever. This one only took me one time. There was poo everywhere. Seriously. Everywhere. I’m still having nightmares about the experience.
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