POTTY TRAINING DOBLE
I really started this tackle yesterday and was really getting frustrated. I was trying to get him to go every 15 minutes, but he would just say he didn't have to go and then he would get upset because of it. I called my mom and she told me to call a friend. So I called my friend Jen and this is what she told me worked really well for her.
She dedicates the whole week to potty training. It didn't take her boys the whole week, but at least this way she new that the week was clear. She then takes the kids to the store and they buy crackers, snacks, candy, and juice (a lot of it). When they get home they strip naked and sit on the potty, yes all day long. At first I was thinking, I really don't want the potty in the living room and him in front of the tv the whole day, but I am willing to try anything to make it easier. When they go potty we make a HUGE deal of it, dancing, singing, candy, the whole shabang. Then clean the potty out and get back on.
So I tried this starting at about 3. I put him on the potty and he got really excited that he was going. At dinner I let him sit with us (Jen has the kids eat on the potty). He was sitting for only a few minutes when he yells out, "Mommy I need to go potty." Yeah I am so hoping this continues this way. Today I have him in front of the tv again on the potty. I did have to take him to preschool to drop Lil' E off and he stayed dry. HORRAY! Hopefully by the end of the week he will be in underwear and telling me he needs to go and have the potty in the bathroom.
Doble on the potty all set and ready for a Potty Training Birthday Party! We call it that because the boys love birthday parties and they think it is cool to be having this Potty Party.
Doble in Heaven. What kid wouldn't love sitting in front of the TV watching Thomas all day and having all the crackers and juice you could ask for?
Razy is enjoying the festivities. Here she is all set with her own supply of juice and crackers. She loves that each time Doble goes she gets to have skittles. She sees them on top of the tv and continues to ask for them. I did think about waiting until September to potty train Doble and do Razy at the same time, but I really want him potty trained in time for Preschool in the Fall and she is too young to be doing it right now. Someone did tell me I should try next month when she will be 18 months, but she is so not ready.
Do you having any potty training tips? Are you in the process of potty training one of your own and need some encouragement along the way? Leave your comments and if you are potty training a little one I would love to give you encouragement, because I know that I myself will be needing it this week. Sometimes I think that it can be just as hard on mommy as it is on the trainee.