The one thing I have been faltering at working on is getting Wallace to use public bathrooms. He is almost fully day potty trained at home but he likes to sit on his little potty and not the big toilet. This isn’t all him though. I’m nervous to jump this hurdle and not really looking forward to false alarms, wet clothes and shoes, and running to every public bathroom we are near. And what about in the car?! (Also, I hate pull-ups so I’m not going there.)
Right before Wheatland, he asked to sit on the toilet to pee. Three times in one day, actually. He was a little nervous the first time but I think he likes that he is so up high and can watch his pee go in. He is still pretty little and not as strong as most two year olds so I hold his knees and he puts his hands on the front of the toilet seat. That keeps him upright and gets the pee aiming in the right direction.
I have gotten him on it a few more times since our trip but generally forget to offer the option. Or, he runs in to go to pee on his own and sits on his potty, dumps it, and flushes. He can get his pants off but not back on again. He insist on pants off and they have to be for the big toilet anyway.
Today we were out at the library with our friend M and her three year old S. He leaked through his diaper already and I had to pee (horrible night so I got an iced coffee before the library). I took him into the bathroom and I went. On a whim I asked if he wanted to go too and he did. I took his pants off and set him up there. It was a total success and he even flushed the loud toilet! I had a hard time containing my excitement and tried to be really casual about it. Then I forgot to wash his hands, doh!
Any advice on this next stage of potty training?