Today was day one of official potty training! Little man is just over 2, and it is TIME! Sister is gone for a week at grandmas, so this is the perfect time! I will have plenty of one on one time with him, and won't have to deal with breaking up little fights all day long!!!! I am done with dirty diapers and toting wipes, cream, pull-ups and extra clothes!
Until this point, he has been sitting on the potty, but only for a few seconds, yes, seconds, at a time. So, since I decided it is crunch time for this boy to be trained, I put together a "potty basket". It contains flash cards, to teach shapes, colors, words, and animals, a couple potty books, a number book, and his favourite fishy book. To my surprise, the basket created a 20 minute potty sitting!!!!! WOO HOO!! Success! At least for the first day!
So, now that he has learned to sit for longer than it takes to blink, and learned how to sit so as not to spray the entire bathroom, tomorrow we will be focusing on sitting multiple times through out the day. I believe we will also be taking the security of the pull up away and using only cloth training pants......maybe I better go give the washing machine a pep talk!
My goal is to be completely out of day time diapers by the end of this week, let's see if we can do it!
How have your potty training experiences led you? What worked for you? Did you do a reward chart? What tips can you give to other mothers attempting this daunting task?