I have done it... well not finished but I have finally starting the potty training adventure. My son is now 19 months. I noticed that lately it is a fight to change his diaper (like I am a villian and he is a super hero saving himself from Dr.Clean who keeps taking him away from playing just to change his dirty diaper.) I have no idea when changing diapers came to be such a burden. Here I was thinking he would be happy to have someone clean him but now it seems to be very uncool. (When did my 19 month old get so big?) So based on that I figured maybe it is time to start potty training him.
If you remember I only potty trained one child (slightly two) kids in my whole life. My youngest sister and I help my friend's son whenever I were to babysit him. But if that doesn't count then I officially potty trained one child stressfully but successfully. It is a lot of work and I hear hears are the easiest to potty train. I am not sure about that. I think any child, no matter if they are a boy or girl is hard to potty train because of the word train. Its a whole new world for these kiddos and we are the ones training them which makes this combination very hard to do.
I heard that someone got their 18 month old to potty train in a week. That is fantastic for that person, that is not my personal goal. My goal is to get my son potty trained and if he gets it in one week, two weeks, a month or so on then that is okay with me. (Sidenote: I bet that child who got trained in a week was a girl) I have a too smart for his age boy who wants to spend time playing so having him training in a week sounds a bit unrealistic at the moment. However, we will see how long it take. Here is how the first few days went. This is not a typical week but I put down the days that he went on the potty instead sharing days with just the words "He didn't go on the potty"
What I learned? Today his potty times were 12:24PM & 5:22PM. So around 20 minutes after was today's pattern.
What I learned? So I realized that maybe night time close to bedtime or after his bath time is too much for him right now so I am going to stick to the in day sessions.
What I learned? Maybe placing him on the potty when he already went in his diaper is not the best idea and sitting on the potty that long is not the most comfortable for him or me.
What I learned? I should have placed him on way before 12:30PM since his pattern is 20 minutes after not 30 minutes after.
What I learned.? No matter how stressful this is, I am making progress and he is learning.
This is my adventure and if it helps, gives you a laugh or gives you some suggestions then continue following me journey. Share some advice if you like too or methods that have worked for you.
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