Thursday, August 25, 2011

Potty Training 101

This is a post about pee and poop... so if that turns you off, come back in a few days :)

Jax has been doing really good so far with potty training. I'm still so impressed that he's not even 2 1/2 and he's consistently peeing on the potty. And yesterday, he pooped on the potty for the first time!! I had a little mini freak-out... in a good way.

So here's what I've learned so far in the week that we've been potty training--

1- Offering a treat is good, except when the kid realizes that potty=treat and subsequently wants to pee every 3 minutes.

2-Offering a "big treat" for poop is good, except when the kid realizes that poop=big treat and subsequently wants to poop every 3 minutes (luckily this only lasted one day).

3-Big public potties are scary. And sometimes they flush on their own. Not good for a just-learned-to-pee-on-the-potty kiddo.

4-Buy a folding potty seat to solve #3... and hope that he'll stop saying "No thanks Mommy" every time you bring it out.

5-Pee and poop go IN the potty, not on the floor. Sometimes this is hard to remember. (For him, not for me)

6-Even though there will be accidents, celebrate each success with lots of clapping, cheering, high-fives and bear hugs. Jax insists on the last one :)

Any tips from you, friends??

1 comment:

  1. This makes me sing that song...dooo the...clap clap...potty dance!