Monday, August 17, 2009

Perfect Potty Practices

A few weeks ago, after cleaning up another overflowing toilet (I will spare you the grisly details. Thank you Mike for being our super cleaner...), we decided that enough was enough. Andrew has been potty trained for a long time now, but I guess we just didn't do a thorough enough job of explaining how the toilet works, or what to do if it isn't working.

Things like, you don't need to use half of the roll of toilet paper in one sitting. If it doesn't flush the first time, it probably won't flush the second, or third, or tenth time.

After a little talk about what not to do in the bathroom, we made this little book as a reminder of some of the what to do's in the bathroom. He told me the rules, I wrote them on the pages and he illustrated the pages. It stays in the bathroom and is reviewed as needed. I think it worked. So far, no overflowing toilets. I'll keep my fingers crossed...

I will run quickly to the bathroom so I won't have an accident.

Use only a little bit of toilet paper.

Flush one time.

Get mom or dad if it doesn't flush all the way.

Wash your hands (no playing in the water).


  1. What a great potty "user's manual"! Good idea!

  2. Love it - did Andrew draw the pictures? It's pretty impressive!

  3. Okay, I have to say I'm glad I never have to do that again. Great idea to get him involved with the solution.

    Are we having fun yet?