Monday, 16 September 2013

Taming of the Poop

Till your child is toilet-trained, you feel no qualms about discussing chhee-chhee topics in public, without even bothering as to when your companions last saw the inside of a diaper. So that should explain the presence of this post on such a dignified forum. Kindly excuse me, please. But my obsession with social media tells me that toilet-training is indeed one of the most important concerns bothering parents everywhere. A friend recently messaged me asking me what I am doing to make my son go in the right place, with the exact aim and the perfect sense of time. Another is distressing over how her daughter’s potty seat had to be strategically covered with Goa’s beach sand to keep it from driving away the tourists, even as the little one insisted that here, and here alone, she will go potty (I don’t blame her. She has scenic taste, I say). And a few days back, when a friend from school shouted out to me for tips and tricks, I promised her this post.    



Basically, the moment the clock strikes the 2nd year, the cuckoo comes out to say – Hey you, start worrying about the poop, before it hits the roof. Here is what I did ...

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19 comments:

  1. Grrr, I hate you so so much for having taken up my topic to post for my next Parentous instalment.

    Having said that, this was not just an informative, but also an extremely fun post to read. My family belongs to the ones that enjoy poop, pee, and phlegm jokes and sounds in family functions, so you can very well imagine how much fun your post was to me.

    Awesome post, as usual, which goes without saying :D

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    1. You know, we're really thinking alike and this is the 2nd time over that 'Great minds think alike' has been confirmed, Jairam. Please go ahead with your post. Mine are usually mindless humour. :P

      Your family sounds like my family. :P

      Thanks for reading! :)

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  2. Okay, with great trepidation I clicked the link to this post, hate reading about poop and pee :). Interesting tips there by you. I had, however, always used cotton diapers on both my kids only putting the disposable kinds when we went out. Making them pee when they woke up, taking them and making the sshhh sound brought pee on (conditioning). It was hard work but they got pee trained pretty soon just like your boy.

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    1. Oh, that sshhh sound still has to be made, mostly to bring it on sooner than the completion of a whole rhyme on the pot. :P It is hard work, I know what you mean. Thank you for reading, despite the hiccups, Rachna. :)

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  3. There are very few times when I give thanks for not having kids - this might be one of them. Having said that, I have done these 'duties' with the niece and nephew! Off to read your post at Parentous, Sakshi.

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    1. Ah! Thus post stinks, rather loudly. Good luck, Corinne and don't say I didn't warn you ;)

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  4. Hmmm . . . . A G+ for ur post and Have a Nice Day. . . :)

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  5. very useful post sakshi...my daughter just just turning two...and we are working on the same thing. She used to sit in her potty without any fuss since she was just about 8 months old...and is now suddenly refusing to do so...thinking of alternatives. your idea of the game sounds good...gotta try it :) and love your title :)

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    1. She's just asserting her opinion for the sake of it. Kids this age want to feel more independent than they actually are. Or maybe she is just bored of her potty seat, considering she has been using it for a long time now. ;) Try toilet-top seat. Good time. And happy weekend-ing. Making a game out of just about anything is great to make them learn and unlearn. Thanks for mentioning the title. So you do realise the Shakespeare connection? ;)

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  7. It is important to be toilet trained and I know cases when people go during the afternoon. It is a responsibility that need to be shouldered. Great post, Sakshi:)

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  8. On Parenting posts I normally have only a reminiscence from my own experience as a child. Thankfully for you, you are spared that torture since I have absolutely no recollection of this phase of my childhood :)

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    1. I finally believe in the existence of God. :)

      Glad your memory fails you, Suresh. Although, I am confident your contribution in this department (of writing, I mean) would have been of gargantuan proportion and spread a lot of smiles. Try jogging your memory. Maybe a sound byte or two comes to mind? :D

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