Thursday, January 22, 2009
Do you have to potty?
I swear I have said this phrase about a million times this past week! Devin has been waking up with a dry diaper for a good 7 months. Then about 6 months ago we got Devin his potty chair and put it in his bathroom to let him explore it and get over playing with it. We would periodically have him sit on it and encourage him to go potty while one of us went to the restroom...he never would "go". Well we started seriously potty training Devin two weeks ago this Friday. He gets the idea of it and all but Oh Lord help me it hasn't "clicked" yet. Some days he is only having one accident and others...well they aren't so good. But it is always a small accident.
We are using the Huggies Feel and Learn Pullups and they have helped quit a bit! They way they work is when they get wet it gets cool and reminds him not to potty in his pants. I am like clock work giving him a gentle reminder every 20-30 minutes "Don't potty in your pants hun" and every hour and a half or so "Do you have to potty?", but of course the answer is no the answer to everything is no. I usually encourage him to sit down and try about every two hours and he always goes....
How do I get him to tell me that he needs to go? How do I get him to just go sit on the potty and go? How do I get him to go "#2" on the potty?
I know that there are books that parents read to help them with every aspect of raising a child...I would rather hear from actual experience what works for other parents. What has worked for you? He will be 3 in April and I do feel like he is ready, we just need some good advise!
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