Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Potty Training is exhausting . . .

Today was our first official day of potty training with Luke. We tried a little yesterday, but it was mostly just to introduce him to the whole thing. He didn't like sitting on the toilet and I didn't want to fight him every few minutes these first few days to get him on it, so we went to the store today and he picked out a training potty (Go Diego Go potty) and some thick underwear that absorbs a lot and saves my carpet. He's doing pretty well. He likes to sit on his potty and he loves stickers so that's his reward when he's successful. Maya loves to help. She even made Luke a chart to put his stickers on and asks him regularly if he needs to use the potty. We've finally had a few successes this evening.

During my piano lessons today, Matt took over. I came up afterward to find them both asleep on the floor. Looks like this whole process has taken a lot out of them both.

I placed an open diaper under Luke so if he did have an accident, my floor was safe.

It's been a few years since I've done this, and I'm sure that boys are different than girls - so any suggestions or things that have worked for you are more than welcome. Who knows - one of you may have the secret I need to make this whole experience a lot less stressful.

5 comments:

brookelovesjay said...

one of my friends just let her little boy run around naked and within 3 days he was potty trained. of course, there are some risks to that...i'm not sure if i would want a naked little boy sitting on my couches and possibly having accidents all over the house...then there's always putting cheerios or fruit loops in the toilet and making a game of him aiming for them...

Benjamin said...

I you are doing a good job. It takes about a week then you can venture out on little trips. Looks like Matt was just as tired as Luke!!!

Cassie said...

I had to read a stinkin' book to get Addison potty trained. Every bit of advice from others I think I just got in part, and that can be more dangerous than no advice at all. Someone told me to let him run naked...that absoulutely traumatized him. What finally worked the best was to keep the diaper on and get him in a regular routine of going to the bathroom. We'd take the diaper off to sit for a while and then put it back on. Once the routine was predictable, then we took it off for a couple hours in the morning...increasing the length as we got better. AFter about a week, he never had an accident again. This was when he turned 3, though. We had had MANY failed attempts prior to this. Good luck!

Becca said...

Hey, I didn't know that you were working on the potty training. Just hang in there. Tyler had lots of accidents and even reverted when Jaike was born.

Rachel Karena Crop said...

i'm still potty training and it's very difficult especially when i have work that day cause most of my pts aren't potty trained and i want to go back to diapers around them.

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