Have you ever heard a mom say “Oh yeah that was a breeze”, when it comes to potty training? I haven’t. Even with those potty training in three days books, I am certain, that mom hasn’t met my stubborn kids.
However with that said, as long as my son stays naked at home he makes it to the potty. But as soon as you put clothes on the little dude he pees. So when he’s at home 90 percent of the time he is buck naked, which makes for very awkward moments.
I’ve gone from having him naked, to putting underwear on him and he wets himself pretty soon afterward. So we have given him more “naked time” and as long as he is hitting the potty every time, I will hold off another week at clothing him at home. My main goal is to get him used to going to the bathroom when he recognizes the need to go.
My plan is to not buy anymore diapers when I run out, to move to pull-ups for naps and night time use and to just buy some underwear for the little dude. And so for our trick to getting him on the potty and peeing, when he needs to go, is one jelly bean at a time. 😉 Don’t judge! You know you’ve bribed your own kids when you really want them to get something done.
We haven’t had much success with number 2 yet, because he conveniently does it when he’s got a diaper on, on outings. But we’ll get there. At least I am a more laid back mom these days with potty training than I was with JJ. This time around I am more the go with the flow kinda potty training mom and I realize the key to doing it successfully is to “praise praise praise”, and totally have a dance party every time he goes. He loves the attention and there is no negativity with it at all, even if he does pee on the bench seat at the dining room table.
Instead of turning it into a bad shameful thing, Its just an “Ah oh, help me clean up the mess” and “lets try to get that in the potty next time”. My advice, do not punish kids for having accidents. For as long as they can remember they have been allowed to pee or poo anywhere, that is a hard habit to break. I can say that I was not that easy going with JJ which may be why it took almost 8 months to potty train him. I was stressed out and didn’t make it as fun for him.
And this time around it’s so much easier because I have this awesome built in potty seat and stool for the kids. I don’t have to worry about dumping pee or poo into the potty.
Braidy loves being a big boy! I asked him to demonstrate how he uses the potty so I could take a picture.
Its so much easier this time around potty training when you don’t have to worry about the mess of cleaning out a potty chair.
What are your potty training tips?
How long did it take you to potty train your little one?
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