Everyone has their own methods and it all works for them but I’ve got nothing this week for WFMW and I thought what have I been successful at recently. Um, potty training. Here’s my method and what worked for me. I am not by any means saying this will work for everyone.
I set a kitchen timer for every 15 minutes. When the timer went off we would run and go pee. If he couldn’t go we would go back to the timer and set it for 10 minutes. Then run to the bathroom after ten minutes. Still nothing?! We set it down to 5 minutes. He would usually always go by then. Then after he went. Back up to 15 minutes. This was just for the first two days. The third day we started at 30 minutes and worked our way down.
#2 took a bit more strategizing but a trip to the Target toy aisle works wonders 😉 plus I just wouldn’t let him out of my sight (he couldn’t even play in his room by himself until he pooped). Now he goes by himself, even gets his potty seat out for #2 and calls me when he is done and we aren’t even in pull ups anymore at night. Yeah J!!!
Both of my kids were easy trainers. Biggest key I waited until they were ready. I didn’t do it for me. I did it for them. Now since that was so easy I am sure there is some obstacle out there I am going to encounter that will test me beyond belief. Possibly sleep?!
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