He Went Pee Pee On The Potty!

I really wanted to start getting Evan ready for potty training before he turned two, but I was huge pregnant and it just wasn't happening. Now that I have more energy and we're settling into life as a family of four, I'm ready to get him out of diapers! It seems like every time we see my mom she hints that he is too old to still be in diapers and we were all potty trained by 20 months. I know that most kids are getting potty trained at two or later now, but it would be a big help to have him out of these diapers!

We've had the potty out for a while now, but he refuses to go on it. He would sit on it all day long, but he never went. He responds really well to positive reinforcement so I think all it would take is a few times of him going and us telling him how great he did.

Tonight we put him on the potty before bath time and he went pee pee on the potty!! We clapped and went on and on about what a big boy he is. We called my mom so she could say yay too him and we got him some ice cream. I hope this is the start and he will want to go on the potty more.

Anyone have any advice?

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25 comments:

Lee said...

I do know that boys train later than girls. Try pull ups with him, so he can pull them down and up like big boy underwear. Also, buy him the big boy underwear...you may already have it....sometimes that is great incentive. But, Good for him!! It's a great start!!

Petula said...

My youngest, who is 28 months now, has been potty trained for only a month or so. She was not interested at all and she still has accidents occasionally. A friend of mine (a dad!) who also has four children said to offer her sugar free candy as a reward and it worked like a charm. She tells me when she has to go and her new thing is, "Hurry up mommy." She won't tell the sitter or go on her own there, but I think she is acting out. The only time she has accident at home is overnight.

pam said...

That is great!! Potty training is one of the biggest struggles, it seems. Keep up the good work!

Jenna @ A Mom's Balancing Act said...

We recently went through the potty training process with our daughter who is 21 months old. I think what works for one child doesn't always work for another...but for us, it helped to have her potty as close to her at all times for the first week or so. We kept it sitting in the room she was in for a number of days, just to remind her that it was there when she needed to go. We also let her run around in just big girl underwear at first when we were at home and if she started to go we'd set her on the potty right away. She quickly learned that she needed to go in the potty, not her underwear. In just a matter of days she started to run to the potty when she had to go. She still had accidents but was making progress. After she started to run to the potty, we began putting shorts over her underwear. There were still accidents, but after three weeks of training she had gotten the hang of it and now runs to the potty any time she has to go. I agree with you, positive reinforcement helps a lot! We also used m&ms after she'd go (which she loved), and as she became trained she stopped asking for them. The reward wore off, but the satisfaction of being praised when she goes each time seems to last! For those first couple of weeks I also reminded her every 5-10 minutes or so by saying by reminding her that when she had to go that she needed to go in the potty. The reminders REALLY seemed to help a lot! That's what worked for us anyways. Sounds like he's off to a great start!! :) Good luck!

MamabearMills said...

how funny! my daughter went on the potty for the 1st time today too! I almost cried! I know, Im a dork. But it was like a HUGE step for her. Awwww.

Infant Bibliophile said...

We've just started too! Not too much success (I think one "#1" and two 2 "#2s" so far, lol). Our son likes sound effects, so we have a funny pssssss sort of noise we make to encourage him, but I'm not sure if that works. Mostly, I try to toss him on there as soon as I sense the poop face. I can totally relate to the clapping and calling his grandmother - that's exactly what we do! And I say, "if you pee, I'm going to tell everyone what a good job you did!" I feel like to really train, I'll have to put him on every 1/2 hour or so, but I've been too lazy for that so far.

Michelle said...

That is great! I don't have any great advice though since B was very difficult to potty train.

hotpants™ said...

I bought a potty chart and let my son put stickers on it every time he went to the potty. He liked doing that because he got to pick out a sticker each time. We also praised him and gave him treats, usually M&Ms. Good luck.

Kimberly said...

Way to go!! No advice though, I've been good for about 35 years and don't remember learning, really! :)

Deanna said...

That's great! I did a similar post last week so I share your excitement!

Mighty M said...

That is great! Just let him go at his own pace, even if it doesn't match yours... he will go more when he is ready!! :-)

Michelle said...

Found you and started following you from SITS. Love your blog.

I have potty-trained three girls...my first was the hardest and took the longest, but 2 months before her 3rd birthday it happened. The other two were about 26 months when they were trained. I get to try potty-training a boy in about a year or 18 months...so I have no ideas/advice on boys, but sounds like you are on the right track!

Congrats to your little boy!!

Stacie's Madness said...

YAYAYAY!!!!

Ryan, Corrie, and Max said...

I haven't gone through it yet, but I would say first of all, if anyone makes any comments about how he's still in diapers, ask if THEY would like the task of potty training him. Second, being super encouraging is great, just don't go to the opposite extreme when he doesn't, you know? (And someone may have already said that, I didn't read all the comments.) It's great if he uses the potty, but okay if he doesn't, you know? That would be my take on it.

Jacki said...

WTG on the training! I think you're right on track with a boy. They just train later, I think.
My daughter was easy! 1 day! Woot Woot...never a wet bed or an accident. (she's 32 now so I think we're out of the woods!) lol

The one think that worked wonders with my son.....don't laugh....it worked!
We would put about 4 cheerios in the toilet, and have him "dunk the cheerios!" It became a game, and was soooooo funny!
Something to try anyway. I agree with the big bou pants. They have to realize it's a totally new thing in their lives!
GOOD LUCK!!

CandG~Jill W said...

We are semi potty training, too! My daughter is 28 months - she peed on the potty for the 1st time when she was 20 months. I don't have a potty chair -she uses an insert on the toilet. I have been lazy about it, but she poops on the potty almost every day now. She pees on the potty once or twice a day. She gets m&m's (which she calls m's because there is one m on the candy!) We just haven't gone all out & switched to underwear yet - actually, we did one day, and she had 3 accidents. BUT, she goes to daycare 2 days a week and has been wearing big girl panties there, so who knows. I know she is ready - I just have to MAKE the time to fully make it happen...good luck with your son - it's the stage I have been dreading the most! :-)

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

My daughter is just starting to potty train right now so I am loving all the previous comments. So far we have let my daughter pick out a sticker after using the potty or even if she just sits down and tries. Some days seem to be better than others so I guess my best advice so far is to just hang in there.

Emily said...

Great job!!!

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

Yay! I'm sure you were ecstatic to see some progress. Alex still has yet to show enough interest in the potty for us to pursue potty training and with the baby coming very soon, now is not the time to push it. We'll try again once we find our groove after the little lady is born. :)

The Allen Family said...

That is so exciting! Yea for Evan! My only piece of advice is (and I've done this with 2 boys already, with another boy who just turned 2) is be patient! You cannot force them to do it and if you try, it only gets worse and they refuse even more. Just make it fun, exciting and have no pressure. Otherwise you'll both end up in tears. At least I did.

The Jacobsen Family! said...

Good job Evan!! What a big boy you are!!
Hang in there mom... There will be rough days, but that doesn't mean you should give up. He'll get the hang of it. We let Erik go naked for a few days, then just went right to underwear (except sleeping time), and it didn't take long for him to realize if he went, he got wet all over. =)

Chaotic Kristy said...

My daughter is 27 months and she is still not fully potty trained. She is able to go all day long in the potty if I keep underwear or diapers off of her. So I have a half naked child running around my house all day. Once panties or diapers or clothes touch her butt she forgets how to use the potty. I'm not sure how to get her over this hurdle.

mail4rosey said...

My son is two today (yeah!), and the only thing he has used his potty chair for thus far, is to sit on and laugh, use to climb on counters, and as a place to store his Cheerios. :)

Yesterday, I let him run around with the potty chair close at hand, and if the stream started coming I would get excited and run him to the potty with words of affirmation, "Yeah, go pee pee in the potty," etc. The only thing that happened was he peed on the library floor, peed on the carpet in the dining room, and peed on my office chair, hahaha. We're going to try again today. :)

_sign me sister in training, lol

-Rosey

Missie said...

Good luck. My son will be 4 in November and he's still not 100% potty trained. By 3, he was day-trained, but it wasn't until a few months ago when we could get him to wear underwear to bed (he was really dependent on his pull-ups). We did just what you did...we kept the toilet out and then just kept having him go in. We started off with rewards every time he went, then once he was doing it more regularly, we backed off a little bit. When he started to go by himself to go potty, we'd give him rewards again. Now that he's day-trained, he gets rewards for going a week without pottying at night. We're almost there. The longest stretch we've had so far is 4 days no accidents at night. It's a struggle!!

just keep at it. He'll just wake up one day and go "oh! I have to go potty" and he'll run in there and go. It sounds like you're off to a good start! My MIL was like your mom...she started potty training him (behind our backs) at 18 months and that's just TOO EARLY in my opinion...

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

Way to go little man!! I agree with you about the positive reinforcement. Plus I think it will help with the new baby, he will see that the new baby wears diapers, and now it's time that the big boy should be using the potty and no longer be in the diapers. The important thing is to try and be consistant, and don't let anyone (not even mom) pressure you or him.
Good luck!

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