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[Dec. 14th, 2006|09:51 pm]
vixnix the triumphant
Maxim's started using his potty, it has almost been an overnight thing - today he wore the same nappy all day and didn't wet it or dirty it once, just kept asking for the potty, and even asked for the toilet while we were at the playground.

This is pretty exciting for me, he only just turned 16 months on Saturday. Most modern toilet training advice involves the claim that kids under 18 months cannot control their bowel movements voluntarily so it is impossible for them to potty train before this age.

Well, as I suspected, that turned out to be a whole load of bullshit designed to fool parents into buying more disposable nappies than they need to. Besides, if you wait until they're 3 and 1/2, when you teach them to use the toilet, they can wipe themselves and flush the toilet themselves. Nevermind the fact that you've added a huge mound of plastic and human waste to a landfill and deprived your child of the sense of dignity that comes with not wetting and soiling yourself all day long, then being laid flat on your back, spreadeagled, while somebody (maybe a daycare assistant) wipes your genitals with a disposable wet wipe, which smells like grandma's cheap perfume.

I am very smug today, I am wearing a giant smirk.

Plus, today we went to the beach and I sat in the hot sand while Maxim dug holes in the cooler, wet sand near the water, with a stick of driftwood he found. It was so awesome. And I just ate "tandoori" flavoured roasted peanuts. So I am feeling very, very smug.
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[User Picture]From: roanna
2006-12-14 08:57 am (UTC)
Aw, jealous. I am having mega issues with getting Ella even interested in using her potty. No wait, she is interested once every few days, nothing results from it. *is teh fail*
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[User Picture]From: vixnix
2006-12-15 06:29 am (UTC)
Ha! I wish it was worth getting jealous over. I've been putting him over a potty/toilet since he was four months and we have had a lot of nappy free time, which I have to clean up after. Gross! It's been hard work with very little reward up until yesterday.

Plus, today he totally regressed and didn't go in the potty or toilet at all. Just kept saying "No!". And then wetting or pooping himself. grrrrrrrr

But I am happy that we had one day before 18 months, just so I know for sure that babies can control their bowel movements before then (doing it constantly every day though, I guess that's a bit different).
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[User Picture]From: roanna
2006-12-15 07:15 am (UTC)
I'm jealous of your motivation!
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[User Picture]From: psychofox
2006-12-14 09:28 am (UTC)
Excellent!
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[User Picture]From: vixnix
2006-12-15 06:29 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)
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From: graceless_gh
2006-12-14 10:37 am (UTC)
hehehe - I can feel the smugness radiating from you, good on you though!
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[User Picture]From: vixnix
2006-12-15 06:30 am (UTC)
Cheers! The smug smile has been promptly wiped off my face today, so I'm glad I enjoyed it while it lasted, heh. ;)
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