Saturday, August 28, 2010

Zoya Went Pee Pee on the Potty!!!!

So I had no intentions of trying to potty train Zoya until next summer. She's been through enough changes in the last four months and I don't think it'd be very smart to try and tackle potty training now. However, ever since Zoya came home she would pee as soon as we would open her diaper to change it. So we started "pre-potty training her" and we would say "pee pee" every time she peed while changing her diaper in hopes she would make the connection.  After some time Zoya didn't always pee right away when we opened her diaper and would pee half way through the all over the place.  So to avoid this, we started saying "go pee pee" as soon as we would open her diaper. We would wait until she peed and then we would praise her for going pee pee.  We must have said the words pee pee a million times in this house. She definitely understands what it means and will go on command.  A few times I tried putting her on the potty and saying "go pee pee" just to see what she'd do but never had any luck. Tonight before her bath I though ahh what the heck. I put her on her little potty and said "go pee pee" and don't ya know...she went pee pee!!! Shawn and I jumped up and down and praised the heck out of her. Then we flushed her pee pee and said bye bye to it. She liked that part.'s a step toward potty training which I'm sure will still be a bear...but it's a step in the right direction. I think for now I'll just keep putting her on the potty before her bath and have her start making the connection! So proud of my little big girl:)


  1. Wow! Smart little girl.

  2. Woohoo! Congratulations Zoya!

    I have to say that we've been working on it here too and I'm so jealous! We aren't having any luck whatsoever.... I'm going to tell her tomorrow that we're going to check out Zoya and read it to her. Maybe some peer pressure will do the trick. LOL Yeah right we all know that won't but I can dream. I dream of no diapers.....

    Really proud of Zoya, what a great job there super trooper!


  3. Go Zoya! Sarah, you may want to try "Potty Training in Less than a Day"...she sounds ripe for it. What a great end to the week, glad you made it through that first week back to school. Liz

  4. What a SMART BIG girl!!!
    Our kids loved the byebyepart, too:)!
    Have a blessed and refreshing weekend!
    Love, Christina

  5. Wooohoooooo!!! You go Zoya!!!
    Sunnie in NC

  6. They say it's easier to potty train girls than boys. It was true in my family, too. Here's hoping the light clicked in Zoyas brain and she "gets" it.

    The thought of 2 mature (or semi-mature ha ha) professional adults jumping up and down and then waving bye-bye to the toilet cracks me up. Sorry. What we won't do for our kids.

    Good luck......Sue M.

  7. Great job!!! We are in the midst of potty training Addy. I hadn't thought too much of it but she let us know she was ready!