My son has reached two years old and my wife and I have entered into the daunting challenge of… POTTY TRAINING! :eek:
We had made a conscious decision to wait until two unless he started showing any signs of wanting to start earlier. While he didn’t really- within the last week (His birthday was October 20th) he did start to make some sort of effort, it seemed, with regards to the bathroom.
So the wife and I head to Target. We buy him a little potty. I put it together, place it in the bathroom show it to my son. Make sure he understands its his potty so on and so forth.
His doctor told me at his two year well child checkup that the hardest thing is usually for them to associate the feeling of having to go with the bathroom. The best way to start is just model for him, so when we go, bring him in with us. So that is what I did. My next foray into the bathroom I bring the boy in with me. I take off his pants and diaper and sit him down.
“Do you have to pee? Go pee!” I prod. He laughs.
Finished with what I’m doing, I toss his used diaper and tell him to go into his room so I can put on a new diaper. I walk into his room, my boy turns to look at me, and pees all over the carpet!
“NOOOOOOO! You need to use the potty!!!” I say and try to get him back into the bathroom to no avail. The deed is done. I tell him he needs to use the potty to pee, so on and so forth.
Potty Training Day 1: FAIL.
Well, i suppose Rome wasn’t built in a day. Anybody have any advice? Anything that worked for you? We don’t really have a good place in our house for a “Bare bottom weekend.”, so that is probably out. But I could use any sort of tips you are willing to share. My wife and I are pretty much winging it, we have no books or anything.