Thursday, July 29, 2010

Potty Training Woes


A few months ago, I got fed up with buying pull-ups. Don't ask me why I bought them ever in the first place, they are literally glorified diapers. But anyway, I told Taylor that I was not going to buy anymore, and that was that. And I didn't. I am still quite proud of myself, actually. Potty training has probably been the worst part of raising children...so far. By this time, Taylor already knew the ins and outs of the potty, he knew how to do it, he just preferred using his diaper. I actually think I'm going to just skip the pull-ups with Celeste(and I already think she will be so much easier than Taylor). So, we seriously began potty training, underwear and all. Taylor had quite a few accidents, I almost gave up many times, but we did it. Taylor started to figure it all out, well at least the peeing part. We still are having issues with #2. I've heard that sometimes that can take a lot longer, and I really don't think I'm up for that. I have tried bribery, making threats, giving him toys for going in the potty and then taking them away when he has an accident. Nothing has worked. He will have a success and will be so proud of himself, we will praise him and get our hopes up. Then the next day, he will go in his underwear again. And he will do this for about 2 weeks until he has another success. It's really been getting frustrating for us, so yesterday I got on the internet and googled "how can I get my 3 year old to poop in the potty?" And there it was, I found some advice that I'd never been given before. The child the person is talking about sounds exactly like Taylor, so I read the answer the doctor gave and I seriously think it might work. Basically, if you don't go and read it, it talks about toilet training resistance and how to handle it. This was Taylor. This is my answer on how to handle him. So, I told Taylor this morning that I was sorry for getting mad at him for pooping in his underwear and that is was his job from now on to go to the bathroom. I was not even going to say anything about it anymore. He has gone(not #2 yet) 3 times today all on his own without me having to ask him if he had to, or reminding him to go. So far, so good. I will let you know in a month if it worked.

1 comment:

Taryn and Christian said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and Taylor. Good luck! I hope it works out. Hugs!