Saturday, March 31, 2012

Give me a P!

P is for Potty-trained!

That's right! This cute little kid has it down!
(When he's older, he's gonna strongly dislike that I've posted this on the web. What're moms for?! :) )

I thought potty training this kid would be a little tougher since he has more of an "edge" than what Landon does. He threw a fit for the first couple of weeks when we told him it was time to go.
But now, he tells us when he has to go. He's even graduated to peeing like a man (a.k.a. standing up).
He's even quite good at telling us when he has to go #2.
We still put a diaper on him at naptime and bedtime, although he is dry over 1/2 the time (never dry prior to starting potty training).

I'm really not sure Adam and I can take credit for his success. We try to stay consistent. And I try to make sure we have a stretch of days where our schedule is somewhat "normal" and we're home a decent amount to get the hang out of it. We offer some sort of incentive (m&m's). We give LOTS of praise for success. We try not to start too soon (2 3/4 for Landon....just over 2 1/2 for Tate). And we tried not to get too frustrated when he stood there wet all the way down to his socks. Thankfully, that only happened a couple of times.


Anonymous said...

Yes, I think he is doing excellent. He did so well when I took care of him last week. I got so tickled when I asked him what kind of underwear he had on and he took off his jeans and his underwear(to show me)and trotted around half-naked with a big smile. And then didn't want to put them back on. So funny and cute. Becca's MOM

Adams mom said...

Oh what fun! Another milestone to Tate's growing up. I sure do miss them. Need to figure out a time to visit soon, before you post a blog that Landon is driving or something.