Wednesday, August 13, 2008

How We Potty Trained

For any loyal readers out there, Big Boy.... dare I say it...  Big Boy seems to be... I don't know if I can say it.

Deep breath...

Big Boy seems to be well on his way to being potty trained.

Well on his way.

Although we are still having accidents at night, he's had only a handful of daytime accidents in over two weeks.

So what finally made the difference?

We went cold turkey on the diapers and pull-ups.  I was using diapers for nap and bedtime, and an occasional pull-up if we were going to be out of the house for several hours.  I didn't feel like he was ready to give them up, but now it appears that I wasn't ready to give them up.

Although it took a couple of days at home to really get the hang of things, he quickly learned that going potty in his underwear didn't feel too good and he started to recognize the sensation of needing to go.  And now he tells us everytime, even when he's really busy playing with friends.

Naps are cut at two hours ( I know.  I'm a blessed woman) and I get him up to potty at midnight to hopefully stay dry all night.  Plastic training pants and an extra absorbant towel under his comforter help with night time accidents.  And so far so good.  

So what works for me?  Going Cold Turkey.


Anonymous said...

You are awesome!!

I am feeling like I will never get there.


God bless-

Tiffers said...

I second manda2177's comment. DOUBLE UGH!

Jen @ Rolling Through Looneyville said...


We did the cold turkey thing too and it seemed to be the best thing for us.

Lots and lots of patience helps too :)

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