Sunday, January 11, 2009

Potty training!

So Joseph will turn 2 next month and 4 months later... well, 2 sets of diapers. So i am considering training Joseph now. He likes to sit on the potty now and put toilet paper in the hole and has peed twice. He is taking his own clothes off and he tells me when he poops. I think he is ready but I've never done this before. So if anyone has any tips for me especially for boys that's great. Has anyone tried the 3 day approach? I'm open for ideas.

8 comments:

Russel and Marcie Sipes said...

Hi Delena my name is Marcie. I was friends with Ben in high school. My oldest is a boy and he was let's say.....so hard to potty train. He showed all the signs of being ready at just before age 2. I too was expecting baby #2 so I was so excited to have him be done with diapers. I think I pushed him too much. He didn't do it until after he turned 3. My suggestion would be go slow with him. Let it always be his idea. Give him those suggestions but don't MAKE him do it. So far it sounds like he likes it. Potty training my son was one of the HARDEST things I have done as a mom. Don't give up. Keep on top of it-but don't push. Each kid is different. I hope it goes well for all of you. Good luck.

April said...

This is my opinion, but I am with Marcie, do it when he is ready. If you force it, it makes it longer and harder. Hudson was trained early for a boy, 2 1/2 years. He too showed signs around 2but I think its becaues they start to become aware and more vocal. I tried before Roo was born but ended up stoping because it just was not working. But 2 months after Ruby was born he started to say he needed to go potty. So we did it and within a month, walla. I used the potty watch. Its a watch you can get online or at kid to kid and you can set it at 30,60,90 min and it will play a song that reminds them its time to go. It worked wonders for Hudson. I stopped nagging and he went. You can check out my blog back in probably Feb or march of 2007 I did a whole post on it. Good luck. Love that little Joe.

BenJoe said...

Great Post, I say go for it! I think Marcie and April are right on. Lets just keep suggesting it and helping him. He will get it!

Heather said...

Delena, first of all, wait until he is ready. I tried to train my oldest boy too early and it was a mess. I tried putting a timer on and taking him to sit on the potty every hour but it got to the point where he hated using the toilet and would kick and scream. I gave up and realized that he wasn't ready yet. Finally, when he was almost 3 he was ready. We did a potty chart. He got to put a sticker on the chart every time he went potty and we did treats too. 1 jellybean for a peep and 2 for a poop. He was really excited and caught on very fast. I kept a diaper on him at night for a couple weeks then switched to underwear all the time. One thing I wouldn't recommend would be pull-ups. They feel similiar to a diaper so whenever he was wearing them he used them like a diaper. Underwear is best . .the training kind that are extra thick. GOOD LUCK!!!

Tim n Tara said...

Delena, I ran into your blog the other day. Congrats on number two. It was fun to see your little family and hear how things are going. Good luck with potty training. My second one is at that stage but she only goes when she feels like it. We have just added number three so we now have two in diapers. Yeah. Hope all is going well for you.
Tara

Big Papa said...

Hey sis! We printed a Dora the explorer potty chart off the internet and Kaitlin ate it up. She had no interest in the potty before this, however, when she got to put a Dora sticker on the board and then a potty treat, we made it a big deal and it was only a matter of days before her diapers where out the door. she loved her chart. She would go and sit on the potty and try when she didn't need to go just to get a sticker or a treat. Good luck!

Big Papa said...

Oh, by the way, Kaitlin was not even 2 she was like 18 months when we started and it only took a couple weeks before she was in big girl panties and a month or so after before there where no more accidents or wetting the bed and she didn't even ask us for help anymore. Find something they like and reward them for a job well done. When they feel like they are doing things just like mommy and daddy they love it.

Love you guys

Brandon

Grandma Bailey said...

I am not going to give my two cents worth - first of all I only had daughters and they are much easier to train than boys. Secondly it has been 26 years since my youngest so that puts me out of the running. I just wanted to say hi to my favorite 'son' and tell him how tickled I was to hear from him. Give me your address on my blog and I will delete it after I record it. I want to keep in touch. Congratulations on the beautiful family.
Lots of Love 'Mom' Beckie Bailey