Saturday, February 12, 2011

Potty Training

So about 5 months ago I posted that we were potty training with Brock. I think it is fair to say that the post was a little premature! That whole stint lasted like a week :-( This time around we have been really consistent with it.  We started about 4 or 5 weeks ago and did the naked method, where we let Brock run around and play inside the house all day with no diaper or underwear on. Every hour, on the hour, we told him it was time to go potty and put him up on the toilet.  I read an article online a while back that suggested this method. It works!!! He's not 100% potty trained, but this week he has done a great job. He has even started telling us when he had to go pee and poop!! This morning he woke up at 5am crying. I went into his room and he said he was "caca" which he sometimes says when he has to pee. So I grabbed him, took him to the bathroom and he peed!! His diaper was only a little wet! So he's officially in pull-ups during the day and occasionally we let him run around in underwear.

A little tip - don't ask your kid if they have to go potty because 9 times out of 10 they are going to say "no." So instead, as the article above suggests, take your child and tell him/her that it is time to go potty. Be direct :-)

EDIT: So as I was literally pushing "publish post" Brock started doing his little potty dance! I told him it was time to go, we ran to the bathroom and he had a nice big pee! When he woke up at 7am today I took him straight to the bathroom. He said he didn't have to go and his diaper was still dry since I put him in a new one after he woke up to pee at 5am! He just went and it has been 3 hours :-) Awwww!!!! Such a big boy!!! Way to go buddy!!

1 comment:

Talitha said...

Yay Brock! :) I got a phone call the other day when Grandma Sherry was babysitting & he told me he went pee on the potty! What a cutie! :)