Thursday, June 12, 2014

Potty Training

We had planned to start potty training Brady as soon as we got back from Hawaii. That came and went and we decided we weren't really in that much of a hurry. Plus he was still in the toddler room at daycare, so there would be no potting training help going on during the days. We would randomly ask him if he wanted to go potty on the potty and the answer was usually no. We had tried sitting him on there just to get used to it, but nothing happened.

On Monday he started in the "2s" room. Their philosophy is every time we change their diaper we will ask if they want to sit on the potty. We thought great, now we have some support during the day, he'll see other kids doing it, etc. Guess what!? He went potty on the potty Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings.

Today was a whole other story. He had a bad night sleeping, he woke up earlier than normal, and wanted nothing to do with going potty. I'm hoping it was just because of the bad night/morning. I was really getting my hopes up that this whole process might be easier than anticipated. We were going in to it thinking it was going to be a rough go since he wasn't showing a ton of interest. Fingers crossed tomorrow is better!

Any tips/suggestions for potty training would be much appreciated! There's so many different theories on potty training out there. It's impossible to know which one, if any, will work for your child. God knows, none of the sleep training tricks have worked! At this point, I think we're going to take it slow and not push it. If he's not ready, forcing him to try to do it is only going to lead to frustration for everyone.

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