That's pretty much the theme for today. J has shown some interest in potty training, and then that interest turns into indifference, which eventually turns into defiance and actually avoiding any talk of using the potty. We, in turn, have become completely lazy about the whole thing. I admit it. We kind of haphazardly ask J if he wants to sit on the potty, and if he says no, we drop the subject. I know he's probably not "ready" yet, but at the same time I feel like we could be doing more to get him more interested. We have 2 problems: 1) We have no idea how to go about potty training and 2) Our schedules are hectic so it's hard to come up with a "routine" we can stick with. Some weeks I have 2 days off, some weeks I have a 3-day weekend. In the mornings, we usually have to be out the door by 7am, so it's hard to fit in sitting on the potty when Pull Ups are alot faster. Like I said, lazy.
Soooo...I need some ideas or advice or what worked for you, blog world! I'm all ears. I understand that every kid is different and what works for some may not work for us. We REALLY don't know where to start, other than buying the potty (a year ago), reading potty books (all the time, they're his favorites LOL), and buying underwear (tried them for a weekend, he couldn't understand what was going on, and by the second day he asked for us to "put his biper back on.")
Practice makes perfect
7 years ago