It seems like a cruel trick that the age at which I am potty training Luke coincides perfectly with Charlie's increased fascination with the toilet.
So, it has been a week of potty training. Why am I doing this again? I'm starting to wonder.
We had some excellent days last week. In fact, at one point I was even convinced that Luke would be potty trained in 3 days. He went poop in the toilet. (Luke screamed, "Come see this mommy! A banana!") He stayed dry almost the entire day. It was amazing.
Then we had a busy weekend, so I put a diaper on him. We started the potty training back up on Monday. It was awful. Now I feel like we are back to square one, maybe even square negative one. How could it have gone so well last week and now it is excruciating?
He never has a problem making a deposit on the toilet. It's just that I have to set a timer and encourage him to go to the bathroom every hour. He got bored of the presents last week, so now I have a collection of toys that we let sit on the toilet first. Mickey Mouse, Buzz Lightyear and Bruce the Bear all go "potty" before Luke does. Then Luke takes a turn.
My Question -
He did really well last week, but awful these past few days. Should I stop?
Bonus Question -
How do you keep a busy 9 month old's hands out of the toilet while you are potty training the toddler?