Round here in these parts we have upgraded from the ol' outhouse to something more modern-like...such as potty in the middle of the living room!
Looks a little somthin' like this:
So, usually at about 2 years old, I break out the panties and the pot and we go to potty training. I would take a week that I knew I would be home and leave my child pretty much naked running around the house. I would set the timer for every 20 minutes but if they were able to go potty, I would set it for 45minutes. Then, I would have them sit on there about 5 -10 minutes or so.
Well, our house has been a bit crazy of late, so I decided to go a different route this time. Not willing to change diapers past 2 1/2 to 3, I decided I would see what Sophie did on her own and if nothing else, in a couple months (before she turned 3), I would resort back to my hard core potty training.
I placed her chair in the living room in the middle of the hustle and bustle of school and told her to sit down if she had to go potty. It took a couple of days of her just going and sitting down on it every once in awhile, but then one time I just saw a gleam in her eye...she said, "I think I go pee!" Sure enough...SHE DID!! It helped that 4 of her older siblings were jumping, clapping, cheering, clappin' and hollerin'...she thought she was pretty cool.
She hasn't had an accident since! It's been 4 days, and not once have I even reminded her. I don't know how long I can stand to have her potty chair in the middle of the living room but hey, it's workin'!
Off to buy some Mickey Mouse panties for her tomorrow!
How do ya'll wonderful mamas get 'er done?
Potty train I mean? ;)