Sunday, November 24, 2013

Wayne's World Wayne's World Potty Time Excellent

Over the past few weeks, we've started to work on potty training with our son. When I write "work on potty training," this pretty much means that we put our son on the toilet before bath time or whenever he says potty. He sits on his special seat while we sit on the bathtub next to him and read him books. After anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes, he says all done and happily flushes the toilet. Of course, he has only actually "gone potty" once, and I've never actually seen it happen. Many evenings, he won't urinate in the toilet, but will do so almost immediately after we put him in the bathtub.

While I understand that the first step is actually getting him on the toilet, and he seems to enjoy that, how do you encourage him to actually use the toilet? Any suggestions?


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Amy said...

For the most part, it takes a dedicated weekend or 2 where you put him in underwear and basically don't leave the house and take him to the potty every 20 minutes. You have to deal with accidents, etc, but they eventually get it. It took about 3 weeks for my kids to get from all accidents to almost no accidents. Their teachers said you basically have to quit diapers cold turkey (except at night of course, and maybe during nap time).