Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Knee Deep in Potty training


Sethie, come and see my poop!!!
He was impressed, but still unmotivated...hmmm.

10 comments:

Jill said...

Does this mean Lucy will be potty trained before Seth?! Wow.

ingrid said...

I love the sticker chart on the wall. Like Jill, I am wondering if this means Lucy is potty training before Seth... Good for Lucy!

Allison M. said...

Girls are easier than boys. It will come when he is good and ready. You have said many times that Seth is a thinker, he is really thinking this one over, and deciding if he wants to.

Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

I see the sticker chart in the bathroom. When I was researching potty training a common theme seemed to be praise and positive reinforcement. I came across a website called www.pottytrainingrewards.com. We hung it in the kitchen and named the little boy on the front of the package, Bobby. My son could not wait to go to the potty so he could push the button, hear the praising message, and get his chocolate reward from, Bobby. It really got my son excited about using the potty himself and it was fun for him. Because he became so involved, potty training was easy. If your sticker chart works, great. If not, give this a try. Good Luck!

potty trained! said...

Just as the others have said, positive reinforcement is definately the best way to get the job done. And nice work on the chart! Looks great!

Just wanted to share my success with you all- just finished potty trainined my 3 year old son, who I thought would never make it.

Anyway, this book saved the day. Check out http://www.easypottytraining.com or just click on my name.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

What a great capture of the moment. She seems so proud of herself.

Jordan said...

Yes, Lucy has had several successes while Seth has yet to "leave his mark".

rebecca said...

Too funny, a photo they will loathe in the future - until they are parents, of course! Jake, when he decided he was ready, was instantly trained (practically) and I bet Seth is of the same mold. Physically able, just not *quite* ready mentally. And when they are ready, they are READY. In some ways, this way is easier than the Sabine and Lucy method - ready at 2, but it takes a while to make it official! I am thinking of you, and wishing you no stress! I think of you every night as my son purrs like a cat as he sucks his binkie to sleep! Will there ever be a time when we are not worrying about something?

Anonymous said...

Good luck my friend. I will have to say I am TOTALLY dreading this in a few months even though Weston is pretty insistant on taking off his diaper to use the potty.

Love the candid shot, cute!

michelle said...

Ah, potty training. My experience with two boys was that no amount of positive reinforcement could persuade them to do it until they were good and ready. Good luck!