So we got our BBLP just last week, but of course DS is past the "window of opportuity" to introduce it. I know another will come up, but I've been building myself up so much in anticipation of the BBLP that now it's here, I really want him to use it. This sucks, but I also know pushing him might just have negative repercussions. It's so hard.
Anyhoo, I tried a couple of time to see if he's sit on it... for fun. Both times he stiffened up and started wimpering a bit. I stopped immediately. I've caught poop in there on a few occassions, but that was more like he already pooped, it was hanging there, I put him over or on potty and it fell. The other day I knew he was going to poop so I tried the potty but he got stiff at the knees resisting me putting him down, but then had a huge poop in the potty (while hovering over it).
I don't want to push him in to this potty thing, but man it's frustrating sometimes. I know he'll get it eventually, but it's the silly built up anticipation that's getting in my way. I need to talk about it get it out of my system, so please bear with me!
I think DS feels insecure and vulnerable on the potty. The times he has tried to sit on his own, he doesn't know how to do it. My DD shows him but I can just tell he doesn't really trust this brand new contraption! I need to really lay off the potty until he shows interest on his own (which he has now and again, but not enough to actually trust it yet). I think it's also a fear of the potty moving as he's sitting, and then landing splat on the floor. What do other people do to keep the potty securely in place on a wood floor? Or should I just move it to a carpeted area, or have a non-slip mat under the potty? Suggestions are welcome.
Oh and for those times we've caught something in the potty, DS helps me take it to the toilet, I dump the contents in and then he's allowed to flush. I've recently established the rule that the person whos "stuff" is in the toilet gets to flush. We had the same rule with DD when she was younger, and she took the initiative to start pooing in the toilet. I need to give DS more of an opportunity to do that.
Thanks for letting me vent and I think I should be fine laying off the potty after this