Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It's Potty time

This was my cheap attempt to bribe Harper to go potty in the potty chair. It is currently getting dusty and growing cobwebs. This kid won't crack. Monday I put him in big boy underwear and told him, "Don't go pee-pee on Nemo." Well..... I guess he didn't pee on him. I regret not mentioning to not poop on Nemo either. So no potty prize for Harper.


rookie cookie said...

He won't go to kindergarten in diapers. Just wait it out. Lazy Jack was 3 1/2 when it finally clicked.

The Piquant Storyteller said...

I'm a friend of Chantalle's and found your blog on her blog roll.

Potty training takes forever. It can feel maddening at times especially when you realize you're potty trained - you know when THEY need to go! But the kids don't get it.

People who brag about how their kid trained him/herself in a week can be disheartening too. The reality is all kids train themselves when they are good and ready. There's only so much you can actually teach them. It's just hard waiting for them to get it.

Hang in there. You're in good company. My 2 year old daughter was supposed to be trained by the end of the summer in my mind. I just hope she's trained before she gets married and has kids!

Damaris said...

We tried getting my son to use the potty for ever. It was pathetic, than frustrating, than really frustrating.

We put a jar of jelly beans in the bathroom. He loves jelly beans. We told him he could have 1 jelly bean every time he peed and 2 if he pooped. It worked o.k for a couple days but then he didn't care.


every time my husband and I would go to the bathroom we would announce "hey, Enzo I'm getting a jelly bean" and we would eat it in front of him. He was pissed!

It took all but 2 days and he never had an accident again.

I happen to have a totally weak bladder and pee all the time. I think that helped. He would stay in the bathroom door and say "but you just went pee." And I would say "yup, and I'm getting another jelly bean for it".

Good luck.

Mrs.Dr.Shot said...

Yeah, my darling boy was nearing FOUR before we got it right. With him it helped to have a toy he could only play with while on the pot (an obnoxious glowing, light up, disney spinner... the kind you buy for about $20 at Disney on Ice. We got ours at a Disney store on clearance.)

With our daughter, she was still over three but all it took was getting M&Ms.

It'll happen! Good luck.