Today we will be discussing all thing poo!
If this is not something that interests you in the least, then check back tomorrow, because this post is all things potty training!! Yay!
Okay, honestly, I am not so pumped up about this conversation or about bodily functions in general, but we are getting ready for the training in our house. Red will be "3" this next week, and I really think that it is time to climb aboard P-Train.
So, the other day we went to the store and looked for the most beautimous panties a 3 year old could ever want and a few treats for potty time rewards. Who knew that Tinkerbell drawers and Skittles would get children so pumped to
dump (okay that was so gross, but it rhymed!) to go potty! When we got to the front of the store to check out, Red could not wait to tell the checker outer gal that she has to pee in the potty and then she can eat (which kind of made it sound like I starve my child to go to the potty, but whatev).
Step 1: Obtain the appropriate gear....
So, last night, I was able to have a chat with a few gal pals who have been there, done that, and bought the "I potty trained my child" t-shirt. I was asking for any tips, encouragement, and got a lot of stories (some that will give me hope and then some that will make me feel better if the whole training thing does not work out).
Here are some of their ideas:
1. Bribes... (cha-ching, check out my above photo, skittles and mm's)
2. let them pick out their panty/ underwear and a potty chair/ seat
3. really encourage the child and talk about going potty
I think that this picture is very funny.
I just cannot picture me and Sopia having a feel good moment/ heart to heart while hanging round the ole potty, but it looks like this mommy and son are having the best time ever!
4. read books about potty training... we have a few of these
5. Stickers on a chart, this way they can see how they are doing and show off their rewards to others.
I just love a chart, so this might be something that could work for us!
6. Take them to the potty every 30 minutes, even if they do not need to go.
7. Prayer.... pray that they will get a hold of this thing and not go to college in diapers! Ha!
8. start the training on a week when you will not be leaving the house
So, I think that I am at a great starting point.
I have received some great advice from friends who have done this before, and it looks like they have survived. I am going into this knowing that it will not be easy, but if I stay on top of it and do not give up that Red will be successful. I just need to be patient, and not fa-reek out if pee/ poo gets on my carpet or furniture.
What do you think, am I missing anything.
Is there something that did not work or worked better for you, I have a few days to get a game plan!