Monday, August 27, 2007
Let's Talk Business
After reading about Elizabeth’s comfy potty seat, I decided to get one for CE. We went shopping yesterday but there wasn’t much choice at Jusco, so I just bought the design I thought was cutest. From today onwards, CE’s been upgraded to a cushioned potty.
He started doing his big business in the adult toilet bowl when he was 13+ months old. Earlier on, I tried to let him use the small potty but he refused to sit on it, not even for 1 minute. After trying a few times with the small potty, I gave up and decided to try with the adult toilet bowl. Whenever he wanted to do his big business (can see his face all red), I’d quickly take off his diaper and put him on it. Before I bought the potty seat, I had to hold him, supporting his backside with my legs and holding his legs (his back facing me). It was not easy holding him, very tiring indeed. And very difficult to wipe or wash him.
After a week or so, I decided to get him the potty seat. I bought the plastic type as I didn’t see the cushioned one at the store. Since then, I’ll let him sit on it every morning before his bath time. Lucky for me, he was very cooperative. He did his business every day, unless he had more than one bowel movement the day before. But once in awhile, he’ll still soil his diaper. The funny thing is, if he has a bowel movement in the afternoon or night (usually after meals), he’ll do it in the diaper, sometimes without any signs.
The obvious advantage of using the adult toilet bowl is that you just need to flush it down. No need to transfer the stool or wash the small potty. Moreover, it’s much easier to wipe him as it’s less messy when he does it sitting down. My only concern is that I can’t see the texture clearly and make sure that his stools are normal. If it’s on the diaper, I can ‘examine’ it closely. Anyone has any tips to share?