Sunday, August 10, 2008

The "Head" Cheerleader has done it again...

MY SON IS OFFICIALLY POTTY TRAINED!



Ah, what could be more joyous...other than not having to buy diapers anymore!!


I can't tell you any secret trick to how the potty training was accomplished. I used many different tips, methods and various advise of friends and family. I can share that

-I was diligent in taking my son to the potty every hour though.

-I never pressured him.

-If he had an accident, I took him straight to the bathroom and told him that was where he needed to potty.

-I didn't yell or belittle him for having an accident.

-I rewarded him for going to the potty with M&M's or Welch's fruit snacks (he still wants a treat every time he goes though-so be warned)

-I even put cheerios in the toilet for my son to "aim" at (I'd read about that somewhere)



If your in the midst of potty-training, don't get down on yourself if it's taking a while. I started with introducing my son to the training potty last Fall. But, once my son was ready-that's when he was started learning and then in no time he was trained. He's 3 1/2 now so that's fairly "normal" timing for a boy to learn to potty on his own. Girls usually learn potty-training much faster. My daughter was 18 months. You can read her potty training story here.


2 comments:

Fightin' Mad Mary said...

When is the potty party!!!

Kookaburra said...

Congrats... that is so great!