Rogue Regents Gone Potty

100_4599.jpgIn China it is quite common for children to be toilet trained as early as 12 months.  Many of the children we know who have been adopted from China have come to their new parents pretty much toilet trained or at least able to indicate that they need to go. Many before the age of 2.

RR was 16 months old when we met her in China and gave no indication she was used to using a potty or toilet, so with the truamatic transition from being in the SWI (Social Welfare Institute) to our family home we thought it best not pursue toilet training immediately. We had a toilet step seat on the downstairs toilet but RR seemed reluctant to give it a go. yesterday we decided to buy a simple on the floor potty and see how RR responded to it. Suprisingly she wanted to sit on it straight away. Nothing happened of course but she seemed to recognise it’s purpose.

This morning I dressed RR in a normal nappy not expecting her to want to use the potty. After breakfast she indicated to me (RR is not talking as yet) that she wanted to sit on the potty. I thought “Ok I can play this game for awhile” and placed her on the potty. Voila! She peed in the potty! Well there was much clapping and dancing around. RR was clapping and smiling and I was doing the happy dance. Whether  RR will use the potty again soon, I don’t know, but she defintely knows that it’s a huge deal when she does.

I am so proud of her yet sad she is moving through her milestones so quickly. RR has only been with us 6 months today and I feel she has grown straight out of the baby stage in to a full blown little girl 😦

She is 22 months old today and I am already missing her little baby cuddles and personality. But I am also loving this ‘Little Miss Independence’ that is emerging.

Let’s face it RR is just divine however she is……..


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Erin
    Dec 07, 2007 @ 14:18:04

    Congratulations on your 6th month anniversary!


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