Monday, June 02, 2008

Potty Training (Take II)

Well, here we go again.  I decided to start with the potty training again after the play was over.  SO a couple weeks ago, I started prepping Ethan as to what was going to happen.  Telling him he was going to stop wearing diapers "next Sunday" and he was going to be a big boy and use the potty. He was excited to start.  I even timed it perfectly so we would run out of diapers the day before.  It worked out great.
I thought it would be a slow go at first, with many accidents.  BUT!  The first day we only had 2 accidents, and haven't had one since!  I am so pleased and proud!  He even went to Cherry Blossom on Monday and had no accidents there!  YAY!!  Our grocery bill is now WAY less and I don't have to persuade a 2 1/2 year old to lay down to get a diaper change!  We'll see how this week goes, but so far I couldn't be happier!  He has a sticker book with all sorts of fun stickers that he puts on it, and he gets to pick out his underwear every morning.  I tried controlling the rewards too much the first go of it, and that was our downfall I think, (that and the whole new person in the family thing) but now, I will give him as many stickers as he wants!  Anything is better than changing diapers ALL DAY LONG!  He actually fits into clothes that were too small to wear with a diaper, so it sort of saves us money there too! LOL!
I read that "Potty Train in 3 Days" book, as a total skeptic, BUT, it actually makes a lot of sense and has helped me a lot!  I'll keep you updated!  The next step of course will be public restrooms...hmm...perhaps toys will come into play for rewards...this actaully could end up costing me money...LOL!


usmcfamily04 said...

Yeah for Ethan!!!

lisa said...

We have to get together so you can give me a brain dump on what you did. Nathan has to be well trained by October (hopefully avoiding any reverting after 'sister' arrives) so I know I need to just buckle down and do it.

Abbey said...

you don't want advice from me. I am so shocked this is working! LOL!