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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Potty Training Update

Alright, here's where we're at with potty training now. Ever since this breakthrough day when Eli learned to go pee as soon as he sat on the potty, we can now go most of the day accident-free while he wears underwear. As long as I remind him to go every hour or so, he usually (but not always) goes every time and stays dry in between. Occasionally he'll start to go, tell me he needs to go potty, and finish there. He's really good about going poop on the potty and I guess yesterday when he was home with Kevin he sat on the potty all by himself without us saying anything, went poop, and then told Kevin about it! Amazing! He wears a pull-up for nap and bedtime and when we go places. That's the big thing we need to conquer is getting him to learn to go on different potties other than his own. He doesn't want to learn to pee standing up, and he doesn't even like when I put his little potty seat on the big toilet. So we just do a pull-up while we're out and sort of pretend that he's not potty training. Any tips for this?? Speaking of pull-ups I'm loving them for when we're out. Eli's too big for changing tables anymore and I absolutely CANNOT get a diaper on correctly with him standing up. So a pull-up is great. I haven't had time to really look at the price difference between diaper/pull-up but we may have to go back to just a diaper for nap and bedtime if it's considerably cheaper and save the pull-up for while we're out. So anyway, that's where we're at! Very happy with the progress!

1 comment:

BellaMama said...

Keep the encouragement/praise going!

Look into a/another reward system, stickers, treats, special toys, ect.

I try to keep fluids to just sips before naptime with the bottle or drinks after they get up. If some food is necessary before naps, I try to stick with things that have liquids like yogurt or berry drinks or fruit.

#5 (2.5 yrs)was "leaking" during the day and I found that she just needed a bit of attention and the scheduled every .75-1 hr encouragement to go tinkle just a little bit. With much praise she is doing better. She only wears a diaper at night (cloth), but I MUST pay attention during the day if I don't want her to leak.
For our going to be travels, I probably will buy some diapers for the trip.

Hope this helps & if you are discouraged, just look back and see how far you've come & how well he is doing!!