Tinkle Tinkle . . . my little star

Last Sunday JSL walked into the bathroom while Daddy was in there. He pointed to his rear end and said "poop!" JL called to tell me and the little guy waddled to the changing table take me there. I checked and there was nothing inside.

We asked JSL if he would like to be like big brother and sit on the potty. The little guy got very excited and ran to the bathroom. We found the potty seat that goes on the big throne and cleaned it off for him. One slight problem happened, the pee guard (pretty crucial in the beginning for little boys) was missing. JL said that he would assist JSL while sitting on the potty.

Much to our surprise JSL was very at ease on the potty. He happily sat there and chatted. Of course NHL, JL and I were all there cheering him on. He gave me some funny looks for snapping photos, but it was a milestone that had to be documented.

Hey, what are you doing?

Then he was telling us where poop comes from:

Smart cookie

After about 7-10 minutes he was antsy so we took him off the potty. He did not do any business while sitting there, but it was a great experience for a 17 month old. Since that time he has probably sat on the potty seat 2-3 more times. Usually he asks. He will just sit there and chat and look around the bathroom. Of course he also understand the importance of good dental hygiene.

Dental health was the topic of conversation

Last night we decided to plunk him onto the potty before a tub. I was manning the pee guard duty when all of the sudden I heard a tinkle sound! We all cheered for JSL and he was quite impressed with the noise we made. So just a few days after he turned 17 months old he peed in the potty.

We are not even close to real potty training. Still these little accomplishments are a step in the right direction. It was especially fitting given he just used his last size four diaper this morning. We shall see how things go, but thanks to big brother NHL we may be inspired a lot sooner than I may be ready for. Of course who am I to complain about the possibility of no more diapers!


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  • Elaine says:

    Yay for JSL!! I haven’t even tried that yet. But I hope like you said, big brother can “inspire” him at some point! : )

    Love the pictures!

  • Jen says:

    Yay- That’s wonderful!

    Isn’t the thought of no more diapers, so nice? ;)

  • RobMonroe says:

    That’s awesome!

  • Sheila says:

    i dont know, sounds like real potty training to me! How wonderful that he is so receptive AND perceptive at 17 months! Hip Hip Hooray!

  • Nancy says:

    That’s great! I have pictures of Zach’s first time on the potty too. :) He also had success recently, in addition to the 2 times at daycare, he peed Saturday night before his bath. We have the pee guard but I hate using them, but fortunately he just got a little on the seat and his legs. He sees Alex “handle” things so he knows just what to do there! He gets so happy sitting there, like he knows he’s a big boy.

  • Hey that’s super cool! Interest at any age is such a wonderful first step in the right direction of potty training. :)

  • Susan says:

    ahhh! Yeah JSL 17 months that is pretty good!

  • Oh WOW!!! That’s amazing!! I know you guys are doig the happy dance!!! Yay!!!!

  • Candi says:

    That is awesome!!

    Lucas is 2.5 and asks to sit on the potty. I put him on it, be we get nothing. Logan trained super late, so I’m not getting my hopes up this time around.