We're starting to turn a corner with our potting training. My greatest challenge for the last 3 months has been to get Isabel to start urinating from a sitting position. At first it was because she wanted to imitate her brothers by standing when she goes. Then it turned into not liking the sensation of going from a sitting position. We've somehow miraculously started getting over that hump, and now that she's getting treats for her successes it's going much better. Good meaning that she goes several times a day in the toilet, and still has a few accidents a day too. Now I have to work on helping her poop in the toilet too.
And this big bad boy is a U.F.O.- unidentified foreign object, aka a small piece of pasta that Isabel shoved up her nose the other night at dinner. It seems to me like Aaron and Jordan starting having this problem a little closer to 2.5-3 years old. She just barely turned 2! Oh well. I used the same technique as the other kids to get it out. You do a CPR breathe into their mouth and with one finger close their object-free nostril. The force of the air will blow the object out of their clogged nostril.
When I used this technique on her she kept laughing and I couldn't get a good seal on her mouth and it took a lot of different tries before it actually worked. I would never have guessed it was so hard to blow into a 2 year-old's mouth! Good news was that I didn't get a face full of snot like I did with Aaron and Jordan. Silver lining to every cloud I guess. ;>