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!

3 comments:

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...trust me. I am so shocked this is working! LOL!