One Week of Potty Training

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Fun Fact: It’s been 1 whole week of our real potty training experience.

One whole week of no accidents in the diaper! Woohoo! And I must say, that when I thought that since Graham is in diapers for a while still, whats the rush with Brooks. I was wrong! Having one less little to worry about is sort of amazing!

Sure, Brooks has been using the bathroom here and there for months, but with Graham I’ve been a little lazy about it because it’s hard to really do and really focus on with two littles running around. Last week I sort of made the decision to just do it and I have to say that the past week has been pretty great! undies

I think I knew Brooks was ready for it – he could totally control things – it was just a matter of getting him to stop what he was doing and go. And I think he was waiting for me to really get on board to help him too.

The kick in the pants to get on with it for me was when he had a #2 in his diaper when we were out shopping the other day. We were out at a store and I took him to the bathroom to change him and he was WAY to big for the changing table. I had a little ah-ha moment and decided it was time, for the both of us!

And then it was like the stars aligned when I was able to partner with  New Pampers Easy Ups because it seemed like the perfect transition from diapers to underwear. The Easy Ups arrived on my door last week and I just decided to go for it. diaper

We’ve been going on the bathroom every hour or so and it’s been going so great. I have been toggling between using the Easy Ups and underwear just so he gets an idea of the difference between the two. He had one little pee incident in the underwear and I think it freaked him out because he actually got to feel what it was like to sit there for a second all wet! Lots of books and tons of songs on the toilet later – but now I totally can see him getting it and understanding. Going to preschool has been a big help too – he’s only there 3 hours twice a week, but I know seeing other littles use the bathroom is helpful and motivating – how can it not be?

It’s also helpful to know that there are over 10MM moms preparing to, or already in the process of potty training their child each year. Solidarity is key! Ha! While “quick training” is popular in articles, in practice potty training takes an average 90 days for a child to master. I know I have a lot of friends who’ve had success with the 3 day method, but I’m just not sure that works for us and our life! We like to be out and about so much, I know I wouldn’t want to spend 3 days inside  to do this! I know that training pants, like the Easy Ups play a vital role in potty training because they look, fit and feel like real underwear, so they are a great transition piece! It’s been awesome to have Brooks practice with them on his own!

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11 Comments

  • Reply Christina Shirley September 22, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    I think my biggest tip for potty-training is just not to force it. It’ll only make things harder on everyone.

  • Reply Carly Williams September 22, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    I learned that patience is a must!

  • Reply Will G September 23, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Reward your child when they use the toilet.

  • Reply Rachel September 23, 2016 at 11:22 am

    A helpful tip I learned from a friend is to put Cheerios in the toilet when you have a little boy because it helps them practice aim.

  • Reply Karrie September 26, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    I use rewards for when the use the toilet

  • Reply Rajee Pandi September 26, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    I play and sing when they use toilet

  • Reply Christina A. September 29, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Reward success to encourage further success!

  • Reply Christina A. September 29, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    My results: “Your child is showing signs of being ready to start potty training.”

  • Reply Christina Z September 29, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Always clap and positive words 🙂

  • Reply Rachel Travis September 30, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    My tip from watching my sis in law is to not force it!! Let it happen, but reward when it does start happening!

  • Reply Patty O October 4, 2016 at 6:27 am

    WaHoo Brooks – Gaga is gone for 18 days and what a big boy you are! Love your little booty in your new underwear!

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