Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Potty Training- Round Two
I must admit my least favorite parental chore is potty training. It's very messy and just gross! However, with Olivia coming in July, I really wanted to get Jonah potty trained so we would only have 2 diaper-ees at a time. So we started Tuesday (I meant to start Monday, but forgot). Instead of making a big deal about it like I did with Cole (getting a new potty, giving him lots to drink, giving out candy, etc.) I just put some underwear on him and said, "We aren't wearing diapers except for nap time and bed time. When you have to pee-pee or poopey, we're using the potty." Then we have lots of praise when he uses the potty! We have Spring Break this week and made no plans so we could be home all week hoping it would stick. Yesterday we had about 6 accidents and this morning we've had 1- but it's only 10:15. I'm hoping with Cole using the potty it will encourage Jonah. But those of you who know my Jonah knows he isn't easily influenced by others. These are the times I hate my camera is broken because he is so cute walking around with his Lightening McQueen big boy pants with his little belly poking over the waistband a little (Jonah has my appetite) and his new Lightening McQueen croc-like shoes! Just envision it. Darling! Wish us success. I don't want to be doing this with a nursing new born.