That dreaded time has come, potty training! They say to find a good time when you have nothing going on for a while... yeah that never happens so we just decided to jump full in and start this thing. For weeks we had been incising Jenson to go potty in the toilet with trains (his favorite!) If he got 10 stickers (meaning he went potty 10 times in the toilet) he got to pick a new train. Some times he would get a new train in a few days, other times it was a week or so. Babe found a good deal on the trains and we put them up on the wall so he could always see them but couldn't reach them. I think this slightly back fired on us because he learned how to hold his pee and then go multiple times in a 20 minute period so he could get more stickers faster... he is way to smart for us! I decided I had enough and we had a free 3 day weekend that we decided to give it a go. I read a article all about potty training and she said to have them throw away all their diapers and pull ups and to only wear underwear (naps, and bedtime included) I was a little to chicken to throw them all away so he put them in a garbage bag and later hid them when he wasn't looking (so he thinks they really are gone!)
We stocked up on underwear and prepared for the worse. The first day was rough on all of us and I will admit by the end of the day my patience was gone, but day 2 and 3 got better! We are now to the point where he is pretty good about telling us if he has to go, or he will just go into the bathroom and sit on the toilet himself. We are trying to teach him how to pull his underwear and pants up on his own but its taking a little longer. He does get distracted when we are outside so I have to keep reminding him to tell me when he has to go.
^^he now has about 4 more trains added to his collection.. haha ^^