Well the time has come, the time is now, Hason Louis Gann time to throw in the towel. It's potty training time! Bitter sweet for me, diapers never bothered me as much as they do some people. The price the number of times you have to change them, never a big deal to me...there are other things that annoy me way more like bath time.
We started potty training Brielle before she turned two, she wasn't ready so we put it off until one day she decided to go on her own. I was thrilled, she was 2 years and 3 months old. With Hason being way more stubborn than Brielle ever was, I was planning on not starting till he was at least 2 1/2. Well a friend of mine emailed me a 3 day potty training guide. I read it and it said if you wait till 2 1/2 or later it can actually be much harder so I though shoot I gotta do this now! So we started when Hason was also 2 years and 3 months old which I find funny to be both my children's prime potty training age :) So I set aside a whole weekend in October to potty train.
We went to Walmart and let him pick out underwear, rewards and drinks.
I bought 3 packs of underwear, 21 pair total. This guide says to not take them every 15 min to the potty but to wait until they actually start going then run them there. I foresee many accidents, many many accidents! I don't give my kids juice so this was quite a treat for him. The M&M's were reward for making it in the potty and the cupcakes were if he did #2! Or for me when I felt like I was loosing my sanity.
I had him throw his diapers away.
Into a new clean bag of trash cause I ain't throwing away perfectly good diapers... I'm selling the ones we had left!
This guide is different because you actually let them have accidents. You run them to the potty when they are in the process of going and if they even get a drop in they get a reward. If not you tell them it's ok we will try again next time but no treat. You HAVE to stay upbeat and positive. I was determined to follow this to a T because she guaranteed it to work if you do and I wanted to get it over with in a weekend.
So we pretty much sat here by the bathroom and played all day, boy did my back hurt the next day.
Woe is me covered in pee.
You also do NOT ask them "do you need to go potty" you give them the control and say "Tell mommy when you need to go potty" but you obviously say that a lot, reverse psychology :)
This boy had 18 accidents before nap time. During nap time and the rest of the day.... NOT. A. SINGLE. ACCIDENT!!!!!!!!! I was shocked myself. You hear all the crap about boys being harder to potty train and I was especially expecting that considering his attitude lately. Y'all this system works! He didn't have another accident till Sunday when his dad didn't take him seriously when he said he had to go potty, we started on Friday. Landon came home and with I feel sorry for you eyes he asked "well how'd it go?" he never imagined I would say EXCELLENT! I was so proud of my boy! Brielle was easy to train but it was a process, first pee pee in the potty, then poo, then overnight..which all took a total of 6 months. Hason learned it all in a day, a freakin day! I'm still beaming! I tell myself this was my reward from the good Lord for suffering so much with him as a baby and now a terrible two year old haha! I caught a break.
My baby, no more diapers. I was happy and sad all at the same time. He has such a bubbly booty that even without diapers he still looked like he had them on under his pants haha.
Great job baby! I'm so so proud of you!