Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Potty training

Preston has had a VERY sweet tooth ever since he stopped nursing at 20 months old!
(Yes, I nursed him that long!)
It's been a challenge keeping "healthy" food in him because he literally refuses to eat it! As soon as we find something healthy that he loves, we buy tons of it for him!

I decided to use his sweet tooth to my advantage during potty training. Preston asked me for some candy--demanded, really...so I said...."ok, you can have candy if you go pee on your potty". Well, he got really excited. I put a pull-up on him and told him that he CAN NOT go pee or poop in his pull up!
He went right over and sat on his potty for like 45 min! He got up every few minutes to give me a goldfish cracker.

He never did go potty, but I was just so proud that he even tried! Of course, an hour after getting off he pee'd and pooped in his pull-up...sigh. It's a start, I guess. I am still hoping to have him potty trained by the time he turns 3.

It's definitely different training a boy versus a girl!

Literally, on Ashleigh's 2nd birthday, she was trained to pee on the "big" toilet (we never used a little one) and by the time she was 2 1/2 she was pooping too! Yay! It was literally SO easy to train her...
(thank you, Quinn and Elmo)
I definitely need Nick to help me out with training Preston--showing him ya know, how boys do it! :) We have 5 months to go....Wish us luck! :)


Tamsen said...

We had the same experience, boy vs. girl training. I feel for ya! But if I had one piece of advice, it would be to wait on the "do it like Daddy" thing. They're not tall enough, and it creates a lot of messes... Sitting down is just fine for everyone :)

Megan said...

Well daddy sits...so that's why I want daddy to show him. ;-) I wouldn't teach him to stand just yet!