January 15, 2010

Ditching the Potty Chairs Pt. 2

Our new IKEA stools arrived yesterday, thanks to the girls' Aunt Jenna, who didn't need much prodding to go to one of her favorite stores. The girls were excited to start using the real toilet... and felt the need to go to the bathroom every five minutes just so they could use the stools.
Ditching the potty chairs could turn out to be an expensive endeavor. No, the stools didn't cost very much, but I'm afraid my water bill is about to go sky high. The stools provide easier access to the sink and all I hear all day long is running water. Thank goodness my girls demonstrate good hygiene, but, seriously, how long does it take to wash your hands?
Until now I mainly had them use hand sanitizer. It was much easier to do that than hold them precariously at the sink while I helped them wash their hands. Now I think they are going to the bathroom just so they have an excuse to wash their hands. Hopefully the novelty of having full access to the sink will wear off soon.

9 comments:

Stephanie B said...

They will. I wish I could get my son to wash at ALL. Oh well, at least he likes baths.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Emma was like that for about a week. Now she washes her hands with such a miniscule trickle of water that I'm wishing she would go back to the full-out blast of water so that I could at least feel like they were getting clean.

Quadmama said...

My girls put the soap on their hands and then immediately put their hands under the water. Not sure it's doing much good...

Writer Lady said...

It just takes practice. Soon it'll all be just routine.

Quadmama said...

I hope so... today was more of the same. Oh well, the novelty has to wear off eventually... right?!

Jen said...

I have to say I am NOT looking forward to potty training! LOL

Quadmama said...

It was such a relief though the first time we walked out of Sam's Club without diapers. What a difference potty train made on our budget!

jayewalking said...

We're still struggling with the potty training, but the little one loves to wash her hands. Any excuse is good enough if it means she gets to run the water. If I'm lucky the water stays in the sink.

Quadmama said...

So far they've kept the water in the sink... or on their shirts. Guess it's better than the floor!

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