Thursday, February 19, 2009

Potty Training - AGAIN

I KNOW I posted several months ago that we were potty training. But, we kind of lost steam and I gave up on it for a while. Not a very smart thing to do, I think.
So, we are trying again.
I just read a great article - Potty Training 101. So, we are trying some of their techniques. We have NO MORE DIAPERS for Ady in our house, and yesterday, I set the timer for every 30 minutes. I made up a "potty time" song, and sang it every time the timer went off. Plus, I started using stickers and treats as bribes. (which I never thought I'd do!) It worked pretty well. She did not have ANY wet accidents. But poopy is a different story. What's weird is that she usually only has a BM once or twice a day. Somehow, she had FOUR yesterday. And only 1 was in the potty. *sigh*
But, at least we are making progress.
She is super stubborn though. Today, I'm going for every 45 minutes. The novelty of the potty song has worn off. She's started saying "I don't like potty time!" Even my bribes aren't as exciting as they used to be. I've told her that if she would go potty without me telling her to, we wouldn't have to do potty time. But, I'm not sure she gets that concept though. I don't know if she can tell when she has to go yet.
We'll keep working on it. Hopefully, it will all be over soon.


Topher said...

I'd love to hear more about that song- perhaps a you can post an mp3 or video!

Good luck with your efforts!

Windsor World said...

good luck..I am starting to train Kannon.. (he'll be 2 in April!) so I know how frustrating it can be..he is opposite, he'll go poop in the toilet, but I can hardly get him to pee in it!! It's funny that no matter how much you do, it's totally up to them when they want to do it! Keep it up!

Krystal said...

For Julian I had one of those mesh bathroom toiletry nets with like 6 compartments and every one had a pixie stick and a sticker and i stuck it to the bathroom mirror and every time he'd go in the toilet hed get one compartment of treats. I also had a new packaged toy he'd been wanting forever sitting on a shelf above the toilet and he knew when all the treats in the net were gone, the next treat was the toy. it worked. every kid is different. best of luck!!

hillari said...

thanks for the link--I think I'll try it next week. Good luck to you!