Potty Time

Potty training can be challenging depending on the child for us parents and my three year old son has not taken to it easily.  So I read about all the different styles and ways to potty train a toddler.  But I choose the route of taking cues from my toddler on his readiness to use the potty.  He has shown lots of interest in flushing the toilet whenever I am done but thats it.  He would still hide when doing number two and would refuse to even sit on the toilet.  I’ve had him tell me and his sister numerous times to leave him alone or that she was bothering him The hardest thing has been getting him out of the actual pampers. He refused to want to wear briefs  however he’d wear the pull ups and sing the I’m a big kid now song but he still wouldn’t go in the toilet.  img_6418

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I continued to research different methods and knew the reward method wouldn’t work because I still couldn’t get him into the briefs or onto the toliet.   Then all in one week it happened I enrolled him in a preschool prep class and after day three when his dad picked him up he had gone on his own at school.  He didn’t have on any pampers and said he felt like going because the others kids were going.  His dad immediately let him know how proud he was and did reward his victory with some pizza at the mall.  When they got home and they told the great news i could help but cry because I felt relieved that he choose to use the potty.  I also knew that I had made the right choice in enrolling him because all he needed was to see the other kids doing to want to do it too.  Since then we have been encouraging using the toilet for number one and two.  He is wearing his mickey roadster racer briefs and he has had some accidents with number one more than number two.  But I am grateful that the transition has been made and he’s more enthusiastic about using the potty.  I will be keeping you updated on our potty training journey.

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