(This picture was taken in September 2009)
It’s come to that time… we are attempting to potty train Noah. I would love it if he was out of diapers by the time the baby is born. I hate to think of having to change 2 dirty butts! So I’ve given him… and myself… a goal… to have the box of diapers that I bought last week at Sam’s Club be his last box of daytime diapers. I realize that he is nowhere close to being dry at night yet, so I won’t even push for that for now.Pick and choose your battles, right?
He’s not unfamiliar with the potty. I started putting him on it shortly after his birthday last year (just to see what he would do and to get him used to it) and he really took to it, doing both businesses on it within a matter of days. We did this for a few weeks and then… I don’t know what happened… did school get in the way or did we stop attempting because it was a hit or miss situation since he couldn’t tell us when he had to go… I don’t know, but we stopped putting him on there. So… when I started putting him on the potty again recently, it was no surprise to me that he didn’t use it and would just sit there. Not even 1 drop of pee would come out of him, let alone anything else.
Now we’ve got some real work ahead of us!
Yesterday was a partial success – he did do some business on it, but I think it had more to do with the fact that he was in the middle of working on getting that something out when I put him on there. =) (Hey a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!) Naturally we made a big deal out of it and he got a prize for being such a big boy. I’m hoping that today is a success too and that he uses it again.
Here’s where I need your help though… I could use any and all advice that you have for potty training! What things worked for you? I realize that Noah may be a bit younger than other boys that are potty training, but I’m really hoping that we can do this!