Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Potty Training Progress

Monday we started Potty Training! We went to Target to pick up Big Boy Underwear and rewards. Lifesaver Gummies (did you know they are actually race car tires?!) for pee pee and Ring Pops for poo poo. Noah was so excited to wear his new undies. He loves them. I think that is really the reason he is doing so well. He doesn't want to mess them up. I have put him in a diaper for nap and bed and trips to the grocery store. Eventually we will transfer to Pull Ups and then underwear. He has only had one minor accident. And he was trying to make it to the potty but missed it by a couple of inches. I don't really count it. I have been both surprised and thankful of how well he is doing. I really wasn't looking forward to cleaning up mess. But I am not convinced that cleaning up the little potty is any better than changing diapers. I am thinking we might try to make a sooner transition to the bigger potty. And why do we have to take the underwear off all the way every time? And how do I eventually wean him from the prizes? Oh the adventures of motherhood :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you are off to a good start. We pretty much abandoned the little potty from the start. Cohen always did fine with the real toilet. You may want to invest in a stool so he can climb up on his own. Also, we still take the underwear all the way off every time. I tried to convince Cohen to leave it on his ankles but he wasn't going for it. Good luck!