Potty Training...

Well we started our potty training last Monday and I am proud to report that my little man has just "taken off" with it!
He goes #1 & 2 in the potty - no issues there thank God. He just turned 3 in July so I decided to wait til after the baby was born & when we were done with vacations. I just started him in underwear only (well diapers when he sleeps)...set my timer for 30 minutes...gave/give him a jelly bean or M&M for #1 successes and chocolate milk for #2 successes...Viola! :-) Now we don't always even do the reinforcements...he hasn't asked so I don't give, lol. When he wakes up in the morning, he even takes off his diaper to go to the bathroom before coming downstairs...isn't that wonderful!?
I am a firm believer now that with boys, you are better just holding off til they show they're interested vs. forcing them. Who cares how old they are....as long as their ready, right, lol? Oh and reminding him that he needs to be potty-trained in order to start preschool Oct. 1st, worked in my favor too ;-)

4 comments:

Jenn said...

That's great,it's so nice when the day comes you don't have to buy pampers anymore !

Kelly said...

My 2.5 year old has no interest what so ever in the potty. I am starting to think that I may be packing diapers in his book bag and sending him on the bus to middle school! It's great to hear that at 3 it will be easy.

Val said...

Oh, the joys. We are currently starting one off very slowly. VERY SLOWLY!

Lori said...

Great to hear Margie!! I hope Sam takes off with it like N has for you!