Well, this isn't a very "deep" on my heart this week but I have had a few people asked how we did potty training this week! Aiden turns 3 at the end of March so we definitely waited a long time to introduce this to him. I really wanted it to be a positive, fun thing. Me and him both being frustrated was not my idea of him being ready so I just waited until we could really communicate about it!
I am soooo glad I waited- these 3 days have been a piece of cake!
Day one, I talked to him about diapers and showed him his new dino underwear! We talked about the potty and I showed him a little baggie of one dollar toys that I had for him to choose from if he went in the potty. (He had 3 accidents that morning.)- I never made a big deal on those...didn't want to focus on any negative! I was thinking he needed to just have one "success" for it to click. So I turned on a movie, brought his potty in front of the tv, sat him on it and gave him a cup of water to drink. He went! He was yelling "look. look- I did it!!!"- Chris and I acted like we won the lottery and let him choose a prize. The rest of the day we had ZERO accidents! He went everytime in the potty after that first success!
Day two, he woke up and put on his underwear- basically we repeated day one but no prizes this time...just a lot of excitement! He had 2 accidents on day two- both outside and just like the first day, we didn't focus on those....just moved right past them!
Then day three, same as the first two and only one accident.
I am soooo so proud of him! It is so sweet to watch how proud he is of himself and what a positive experience this has been! I have to say, anytime prior to this if I brought up the potty he would say no and was pretty anti-toilet...but after that first positive success it just switched! We also let him pick out a new dino toy for his first number 2 success ;)!
So proud of my big boy! He did great!
Yesterday we were all driving in the car and I was telling Chris that lately Aiden hasn't wanted his pasie much anymore. He gets it when he is starting to get tired but during the day he doesn't want it much anymore. It's so amazing because we never rushed that....in a way we are letting him grow out of these things on his own, in his own time. And I love that. With potty training, bottles, pasies and whatever else- I am glad that he was a baby a little longer and as he is ready to move past them, it's on his timing. Makes me happy.
Happy Weekend Friends :) xoxo