Potty Training In Training

5:59 AM

"Every child is different" that's for sure here at the "DeLeeuw" resident. Our first son was a breeze to potty train. So we naturally thought we must be experts and didn't know what other parents were complaining about. And then we had our second little boy...

We have been trying to potty train our almost four year old for two years now. For the first six months he did great. But ever since then it has been a battle field. So as desperate parents at the end of our rope we went searching for solutions. We had to re-approach or previous tactics, regroup and get new Intel. With new info under our belts the last few weeks have improved dramatically. And the atmosphere in our home is starting to resemble more of a home now and not so much a war zone between Pee vs. Parent.

Here are some of our tried and true tips for potty training.

  • 1. Have your child sit on the toilet for a few minutes once every hour. Be on top of this.
  • 2. Reward! Candy, Stickers, Points what ever works easiest for your family. I find a sticker chart to be most effective. Have them pick out a toy for every 15-20 stars they get.
  • 3. Go shopping. Take your tike out on a special shopping trip were they get to pick out there new underwear.
  • 4.Training Diapers. They help get you both through when there are accidents but your little one can still feel grown up and in control.
  • 5. Praise. Give your kid a hug and a kiss and let them know what a good job they did.

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  1. You're so right about how different kids are. We started potty training our first when he was two but he was totally uninterested until right before he turned 3 and within a week he was totally done. Our second was self motivated and totally done by 2 1/2. We've heard that boys are more difficult than girls but that has not been our experience so far. We started potty training Sally when she was two and a half and she seemed to be doing pretty well at first, but has been continually hit and miss with her for more than a year now. We're hoping our one year old will be easier when the time comes. Thanks for the good tips/reminders, the encouragement helps!

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  3. Love your blog! I'm going through the same thing right now. Doing pretty good. At night is when she doesn't wake up though. I've been washing sheets everyday ;(


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