Friday, January 14, 2011

Potty Training

Yes ... it is time ...

Santa brought the CHOO CHOO train underwear, and a turtle toilet seat! CHECK

Lots of treats and licorice for when Bryce goes on the potty! CHECK

Giving lots of juice and asking every five minutes if he needs to go. CHECK

Bought some pull ups ... no more diapers. CHECK

So why in the world is it not working? Now I can sympathize with every mommy who has ever potty trained! This is a NIGHTMARE!

Any great ideas or books to reference? Need some serious help!

In the meantime, Studio 5 called again. Going on the Thursday. Can't wait to tell you about it! Stay tuned!
M

18 comments:

Erica Hettwer said...

So not fun! I can share with you what worked for us. We put a pair of unders on one of his bears and then we taught Mr. Bear how to go potty. I hope this helps! :)

Sandra said...

time to stop and revisit in a few months .... I know it seems urgent at the moment ... but you have plenty of time, it will happen when he is ready .... I know!
Sandra ltb

Julia said...

Going through the same thing here, I keep trying every once in a while but still not working. She's three now and still not trained. *sigh* I'm doing what Sandra says above and trying not to stress too much. It would be nice not to have 2 kids in diapers though, it gets expensive!

Tara said...

My best advice (cause it worked for me) is to plan a week vacation to Hawaii, ask Roger and Suzie to babysit, and when you get back, she will have him done!
In all seriousness, I'm sorry that he is struggling, and I have loved my Dr Sears books about other things and I know they have a potty training book.

Val said...

I agree witht he above, I think it's one of those things that hard to force if they are not ready. Also in our house using the "big potty" and have a stool so they can pee standing made a big difference. My son thought that was so cool. Scary I know but drop in a couple of cheerios and tell they need to try and hit the cheerios.....it really helps the aim.

reen said...

From my experience, don't rush it. My two boys are 16 months apart and I really thought my younger was going to be potty trained before my older. But he just wasn't ready. Looking back now (MANY years later) I'm so glad that I just stepped back and gave him time until he was ready.

Heather said...

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Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

give it time! I'm still working on that with my daughter is 2 now sometime she will go and other time she can be stubborn I did the potty before bathtime and after then gradually increase it she will go in morning, sometime during the day, then before bath and after bath then before bedtime hope she will go more all day. I'm planning to do the sticker chart as stickers are her favorite. Also when it warms up, not sure if you live with close neighbor my one friend let her boy running around nake outside with potty in yard and let him play and she say she did this for three days and potty train lol very different technque work for her bc they live in wood area so no peeping people

The Fishops said...

I'm not sure how old your son is, but from the photo a couple of posts down he looks very young... so I'd add to those saying that he's probably just not ready yet.

My son was FOUR before he'd agree to be toilet trained but he did get round to it in the end! (His little sister used to change his nappy :-) Hmmm, that's probably not so comforting is it - sorry!

Laurie said...

I am doing the same thing at the moment, my little guy is three, he sits on the potty off and on all day but doesn't actually go. My daughter wasn't fully trained until almost four (I can admit that now because she just turned 11) Your little guy will do it in time, sometimes if you don't ask him, he just might do it on his own. Good luck!!

Carly said...

One of the hardest most frustrating moments of being a parent. I think you are on the right track. I ended up doing a Wednesday thing. Pick a day that's best for you, ours was Wed. From the second they wake up put them in underwear (pull-ups really only work when out of the house nap & bedtime otherwise they are just like fun diapers) then give it your all till noon. If at noon he's not making any progress put back on the diaper and wait a week and next Wed. try again. The days in between still read potty books, dvd's etc. but NO PRESSURE if he's not in to it. This takes away a lot of the frustration with still giving it your best try till they are ready. Also, dollar store toys are a great bribe. And my daughter LOVED this movie: (this is not my listing just looked it up for you). No more diapers dvd.
http://catalog.ebay.com/No-More-Diapers-DVD-2005-/47980322
Good luck! Carly

Ashley said...

I think the main reason Leo got interested in going on the potty was spending lots of time with cousins who went on the potty. I would show him that they always went on the potty and made it really exciting..before starting him. Its still difficult but the other additional thing that helped was letting him go commando but you need summer to do that. For some reason he always went on the potty when wearing nothing on bottom but put anything on him and he'd go in it. Good luck! Lets get together!

Anonymous said...

We always have potty trained at 2 (I have 2 girls and soon to be a 2 year old boy). I start around 21 months just setting them on the potty, easy introduction with no pressure. The week of their 2nd birthday I block off our schedule and do nothing but stay home. It's straing to underware right when they get up, I set the timer for every 10 minutes. This time gets longer as the week progresses and as I figure our their routines. the week consists of LOTS of praise!! M&Ms every time they go and low expections. It has worked (at least for my girls) They were both pretty much trained within that first week with an accident every once in a great while!
*Barb

Kirsten Krason said...

oh I won't be able to watch on Thurs. so make sure you post the link! Good luck with potty training. I'm going to have you potty train Jett since you'll be a pro by then :)

michelle said...

I found that once they went the first time and got praise, rewards, it became so much easier. It's just getting to that first time. I spent so much time in the bathroom with my daughter. We kept a basket of books next to her little potty and would just let her sit and sit and sit and read. Eventually she went - we added stickers to the chart, then she got M&M's, got to call daddy at work, etc etc etc. After that, she got it. It still took a month or two to get completely out of diapers/pull ups.

Good luck! I don't know how different it is for boys, but I will find out in about a year when my son turns 2.

brenda said...

With my kids (2 boys 1 girl) we went straight to underwear and used pull-ups only to sleep in. They had a set number of underwear and we made it a game to try to keep it dry. If they made it to the afternoon with dry underwear then we would do something special (park, play date, treat not usually allowed). Also I kept the potty in whatever room we were in if possible so that they could try quicker. Good luck - potty training is the worst!!

erin s said...

I tried my son and even upped the ante with thomas trains since he had no interest. He was fully capable but did not want to. We kind of let it go for a while and then all of a sudden he was interested and didn't want to wear diapers anymore. I am not kidding he went from full diaper to no diapers even at night with no accidents (except for at night sometimes). I think wait for him to want to do it and it will be so easy.

Anonymous said...

Each child is different...and some are just not ready when we think they are or should be. PATIENCE is definitely the virtue you learn while potty training. Be patient - try again in a little while if you think he is not ready yet. When they are ready - it will happen.