Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Well we are a week into potty training and I have to say it's going well. On the first day I used a pull up once only to realize that Jude can pee in them just like a diaper with us none the wiser, so those are out and it's 100% underware if he is awake. The first few days were lots of accidents, but. It nearly as many as I expected. He fought with us about it and threw fits about not wanting to sit on the potty, which was frustrating. But now a week later he is pretty good about it and hardly ever throws over it. Yesterday he didn't poop, so he had 0 accidents! And over the last two or three days the only accidents he has had have been pooping. So he still hasn't pooped in the potty, but hopefully that will come with time. We tried to bribe him by saying he would get a new car if he pooped in the potty but it didn't work despite how he tried. I think he just doesn't quite understand how the pooping thing works yet. He also isn't telling us when he needs to go, we just take him every 30-40 minutes. Again, I'm hoping soon he starts telling us he needs to go. I have a pretty cute picture of him sitting on the potty but I don't think he'd ever forgive me for putting that on the internet, so I'll save it for future girlfriends, haha.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Jude I think is finally ready to take the plunge into potty training. For the last several weeks he has been telling us if he has pooped and has been pretty obsessed with talking about people pooping. He will also on occasion tell us when he is wet. We tried potty training a few months ago, but after a day or two it was clear that he wasn't ready. So we layed off and now as of yesterday afternoon are back on the potty train. We would have started a little sooner but we had a vacation to Oklahoma last week to visit family and friends and meet our new adorable nephew. It was a wonderful visit and so getting back to real life plus potty training has been a bit rough.
But so far the training is going well. Yesterday we started after his nap because he had "school" that morning. He peed in the potty three times and had no accidents and was in underware all afternoon/evening. We are going to keep doing diapers at bedtime till he seems ready for that. Then this morning so far he has peed in the potty four times and is in underware, no accidents yet. We are giving him one fruit snack for every success as he is crazy for them and no longer normally gets them due to his obsession. I'm worried about him pooping, but oh well, he will learn. He isn't always happy about going to sit on the potty, he cries and throws a tiny fit most of the time, but he quickly calms down and does the deed. Fingers crossed for success! And any tips or encouragement accepted!