Monday, May 07, 2007

Potty Problems



Ok. How do I get my kids to consistently flush the toilet after they have done their business?

Any ideas?

12 comments:

Toni said...

Good luck! My 4 yo has no problem- my 13 yo can't seem to remember! It's disgusting!

Guapo (I hate my name) said...

Let's make them go in the cat box or outside in the planter like the animals they are.

utmommy said...

If you find out let me know? Also, how can you get them to keep the pee in the toilet and not on the floor?

No Cool Story said...

Toni is right Gabs. Sorry :P (Thankfully my son does this only 1% of the time, but still.)

Tape a big old sign, with bold letters "JALALE!"
Now, Guapo has a very interesting idea. Hmmm.

nikko said...

We don't have a flushing problem, we have an aiming problem. I'm about ready to install a urinal.

Good luck! I love the photo!

Janice said...

Think of it as water conservation. When it is yellow let it mellow, when it is brown flush it down.

Handiemom said...

I'm stumped on this one. (Although Janice brings up interesting imagery).

We have such a problem with it that my kids won't tell me the truth about it.

"Did you flush?"

"Yeah......"

"How come I didn't hear anything??"

"Oh, I guess I forgot."

Maybe if there was an automatic door lock trigger that wouldn't let them out until they flushed?????

Sketchy said...

Shoot I wasn't comming here to offer advice I was hoping to get some... Steph let me know when you've got that door lock thing rigged up.

Kristen said...

No good ideas here. My almost 5 year old seems to think that her "stuff" is just going to magically disappear and I know that whenever a bathroom light is left on that I am sure to go in there and find the potty full. What's even worse is when out of the blue she decides to use her old training potty (that her younger sister is now using) and leaves that in there. Can't even flush that thing. Ugh! Good luck!

jd said...

When you find out pass the secret on to us!! The thrill watching things go down the toilet hasn't died at our house yet.

No Cool Story said...

So? How did it go?
Did you prevail?

Nettie said...

I was hoping for ideas, as well. And they can't seem to remember to turn of the light and shut the door after, either. I did find making my son clean the toilet solved the aiming problem, though.