Friday, April 22, 2011

Potty Training

We are in Day 3 of Potty Training Owen. It's going surprisingly well. He had been showing interest in the whole thing for a few months now so I thought of that as my "window". So we didn't make any plans starting Wednesday.

Although I did some research, I didn't come across any method that I felt was right for us, so I'm just going with my gut. I let Owen run around naked and have him sit on the potty often. We're doing pull ups at night and for nap time. On Wednesday, Day 1 of potty training, he had as many peepees on the potty as he had accidents. Yesterday, he went in the potty 75% of the time, so we'll see what today holds. He has already gone once in the potty today, so so far so good. He still hasn't gone #2 in the potty so we'll have to work on that.

Originally I rewarded him with a sucker when he went. But now, since he's going 4 or 5 times a day, I think I may have to downsize and stick with 2 M&M's.

Owen's doing great with all of this. I can tell he gets annoyed with me asking if he needs to go potty 1,238 times a day. And, well, I get tired of sitting on the bathroom floor waiting for him to go (I started bringing magazines to read), but overall this potty training thing hasn't been too bad. Well, there was a time on Wednesday where Owen was sitting on the potty, Austin was crawling around getting into everything, and the dog was running off with Owen's underwear, but chaos is an everyday thing around here. ;)

1 comment:

CreativeChretin said...

Way to go Owen! I read Potty Training Boys the Easy Way book. It was more about how boys work than a method to use. It really helped me understand what was going on with my then 2.5 year old. :)