We are about one week into potty training for real this time, no going back. We tried many great products such as the Potty Tots which worked awesome for a while and still we use it but it’s not as encouraging alone, which makes me remember I should go to their site and see what else they have because Baby K will be potty training soon too.
We went in for the four year old check up for our son AJ to find out that the pediatrician finally said “just do this”. Our pediatrician recommended we take off diapers and don’t look back. Let AJ wear undies, let him go nude, whatever works for our family. We were told to toss out poopie undies and wash pee undies. In the first two days AJ had only a couple accidents, he pooped in his undies once and peed once. Then it happened, the defiant stubborn attitude of AJ kicked in and he proceed to not use the potty at all, peeing everywhere, and purposely hiding to go pee in his room in his pants.
I was frustrated but realized that this wasn’t going to be an easy task, nothing is when it comes to AJ as he is a very defiant, strong willed little boy. We have found in the four years of raising AJ that he is our most stubborn child and if it’s not competitive he rarely wants part of it. It’s been about a week or a little over now and he is doing pretty good. No accidents but at night when we place him in a pull up overnight he fills it. We have to physically place him in the bathroom and he has learned to pee standing up!
I found out that AJ could pee standing up when I sat down to pee myself and had a wet bum, luckily I showered shortly afterward, but now I know check the seat before sitting down there is a boy potty training!
So far so good, there are days when I am like “enough is enough” and want to turn back but the boy is four years old and knows how to hold it when he has to pee and has control over bowel movements too. He is ready, I am ready and we are going to succeed even if I have to follow him around for another week cleaning up messes!
The pediatrician stated two weeks of no diapers and he should be trained! Here’s hoping that he is trained by the end of the upcoming week as that will mark two weeks and be real close to our move date. Saving money on diapers will be a relief for sure!