Post # 1
I dont mean to threadjack because technically my toddler is not a baby..but I just had to share.
This weekend my 2 1/2 year old decided to start potty training himself for real.
We’ve had the potty since about Christmas and at first he hated the thing screamed bloody murder every time we put him on it. (we were just taking it for a test drive, not really expecting results)
As time progressed we had some shots of success, met with much excitement and a sticker for the potty (this system worked wonderfully with my first so I kept it..the system, not the potty!) But no pressure, as long as he wasnt heading to Kindergarten in pull-ups I was fine.
But Saturday and Sunday out of the blue he started telling us each time he had to go potty and didnt go in his diaper (except at night, rome wasnt built in a day) And yesterday aside from announcing he had to go potty while were on the road (and nowhere to stop) he did the same.
I dont know if it’s going to stick, but the fact that he knows he has to go potty and can hold it long enough to get there (aside from car trip seen above) is just huge for us. 🙂
Thank you for allowing me to share my toddler moment..now back to regularly scheduled programming.
Post # 3
Congrats on the progress! I think that sticker idea is really neat…did you have any trouble transitioning your first child (i.e. when did the reward stickers for peeing in the potty stop)?
Post # 4
Wow!!!! You are so lucky! We are strugglin big time with my 2 1/2 year old. It makes it even more difficult though becuase his dad doesn’t try or his dad’s family, who watches him 2 days of the week. So frustrating!
Post # 5
wow that is great! thanks for sharing 🙂
Post # 6
That’s awesome!! Potty training sucks, but it’s soooo nice when it’s done! It took my 5 yr old FOREVER bc of a situation similar to Rosie Girls. It’s a big step for your little guy, so yay!!
Post # 7
My first had no problem when we transitioned away from the sticker reward. He just stepped up to a flip down seat that fit on top of the regular toilet seat and he was thrilled to be a “big boy” who didnt need to use the “baby potty” anymore. He was a real people pleaser and LOVED all the praise from using the potty..and poof he was trained. It was a miracle.
I dont know if I’m going to get that lucky again though..
Even before our big potty training leap with the little one, he had started to tell me when he peed in his diaper “Mommy diaper ucky” and bring me a diaper. I think with this one it is going to be less about the reward, or even pleasing mommy and daddy and more about him not liking the feeling of being wet. He’s a very independent little soul. (but it is cute how deeply he contemplates which sticker and it’s placement on said potty..lol)
I didnt push either one. I just made the potty available (I did not carry the potty around the house however) Each bathroom had a potty. I made a big deal when they used it, and just brushed it off with a “thats ok, maybe next time” shrug and kiss on the head when they didnt.
And RosieGirl, I am thankfully blessed with support all around for this. Childcare, husband, family are all on board. Also, it just sort of happened..less than a month ago he used it so rarely I think the one downstairs got dustbunnies. So dont give up hope!
Post # 8
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I think kids sometimes just know when they are ready. LoL. My step-son was the same way; we tried to encourage him to use the potty and he really had no interest, so we let it go. Then 6 months later, he just started using the potty one day. And that was it. He potty trained himself in a week (with an accident here or there).
Kids are amazing like that. :o)
Post # 9
@Rosie Girl:thats how i am but mine goes to her dadys for a week at a time. about the time i get her going in the potty every time shes off to her dads and i start back at almost square one when she gets back 🙁