Whoever said potty training was easy was lying or had a genius child. These past weeks... months... more months was a lot more of a struggle than I was expecting, but then again I was dealing with a 19-month-old at the time. This time, I am dealing with the oh so terrible two stage. Since receiving the news that I would be starting a new job soon (my first job), I was even more determined to pass this finish line of having my son potty trained.
At one point, I took him and placed him on the potty kicking and screaming and guess what happened... he actually went potty. Then choose a car as a prize. I made a huge scene, cheering and have him show off his car for going potty. He saw some of his old toy cars on the ground and picked it up cheering "I went potty!" as if he got all those cars for it too lol.
Pull Ups - 4 Potty - 1
Pull Ups - 4 Potty - 1 1/2
In no time, he was back to telling me that he had to use it. So it has been a huge step getting him where he is now, he is telling me when he has to go plus if his pull up is full he will let me know so I am extremely proud of his progress.
What have I learned?
1. To never give up, stay persistent.
2. Continue to make potty training fun.
3. If notice a potty pattern keep at it.
4. Stay positive. Motivate and praise when he goes and even when he doesn't.
5. Try every idea and find one that works for you.
What worked for me?
Out of everything that I have tried. I would have to say that, having a schedule and giving my son one of his favorite toys (Cars) was more fun for him than getting car stickers.
Did you enjoy this adventure of mine? I hope so! If it helps you, 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. I would love to know your methods.