Tuesday, July 1, 2008

      Yes, we are in the valley of potty training.  Of all of the *fine print* items they don't tell you about until you have your own children, potty training has to be right near the top of the list. (topped only by the horrifyingly painful electric shock of getting used to nursing... but that's a whole different post in and of itself!)  Man, I think I may have the first child who really will make it to kindergarten REFUSING (not simply not wanting to, but REFUSING) to go in the 'big' potty.  We have tried all sorts of methods.  Lately we have just tried going cold turkey.  So far the tally is:  Misses: 14  Hits: 0.   Please, help me out here - what are your magic solutions to this toddler right of passage??  
    

4 comments:

Scott, Heidi and clan said...

i would rather give birth. naturally, in a desert, by myself than potty train another boy with a squirt gun attached....

Annie said...

Oh Jen, I feel your pain. Lily has come a long, long way but we still have issues here and there with the whole peeing-pooping is down! I really don't know what to tell you because we have tried everything too. My ped. told me to try the "dry pants" game. Give him some reward for being dry. Anyway, sorry I can't be more helpful!

Chel said...

Oh Jen, thank you for reminding me once again why I love my girls so much!! Good Luck...

Kathy said...

Now the question is: sit down or stand up? Okay, so nobody wants a mess with an inexperienced shooter so I always taught my boys to sit down while they were learning. Last September when Isaac (Ann's little one) was just over 2 I did the potty training thing again. Well, he could sit on the potty chair ALL DAY, literally and stay dry. Put him in the bathtub at night and he would always pee. So.... I stood him in the tub with water and held the pot in front of him. Sure enough, it worked. Terry suggested I throw a Cheerio in the toilet and tell him to shoot. It worked! I hope you find the trick that works for Ben.