As promised I wanted to update you on our current potty training situation. We are now entering week 5 of potty training and honestly, I wouldn’t have thought in my dreams that it would go this good so quick.Now, to some of you out there it might not be a big move at all but to us this is huge to get Matthew this far.
Those first 4 days I blogged about previously were horrendous, torture, tearing out my hair. But it got better.
Just 2 weeks in, I was away on a training course from work in the office around the corner from our house (It can be handy living near work) and I got a text from hubby saying that Matthew pulled down his pants and his trousers to go for a wee wee in his potty. Proud parents moment right there. I never thought he would get there. He never tried pulling down his nappy or trousers in the past. I might have mentioned before that he has a fear of being naked. I am not really sure why but it must be a boys thing because Chloe is the complete opposite. He even knees around on the cold floor these days. Some progress we made. Hopefully we can tackle the barefeet situation soon before we go on holidays in August. Anyway… back to potty training.
The first 2 weeks we always had to ask him to make sure he tells us when he needs to go so he doesn’t wee in his pants. That soon turned into “he now goes all my himself”. He then was sick at home with me for 2 1/2 weeks with Impetigo. Probably best thing that could have ever happened to us, obviously not nice to have Impetigo but we made such great progress on the potty training that I never even have to ask him anymore now. I can be upstairs tidying stuff away while he is making his wee in the potty. Isn’t it great? He even empties it sometimes.
There is one thing we definitely still have to work on… and that is number 2. He just won’t make it in the potty. Holds it in but eventually then makes it in his pants.I am sure most parents who have potty trained their little ones have been there. Any advice is more than welcome and much needed. I can’t talk him around it. He is too private about it. Even if I put the potty in a quiet corner where no one sees him, he won’t do it.
Another thing I am trying to tackle by the time we go on holidays is the big toilet. It’s basically a second potty training. How do I get him to sit on the big toilet? Our toilets are quite high and so he definitely need the steps.But even then I find it high.We have patterned seat that goes onto the toilet. He stands on the steps but that’s about it. He is too scared to sit on the actual toilet. I am hoping this will come naturally from him after a few months of potty training but I don’t really fancy carrying around a potty on holidays. Has anyone any tips or tricks?
I haven’t attempted nighttime training yet but we are not far off that. Some nights he is dry and every morning, once he wakes up, he is going to the potty straight away so he seems to be getting the idea.
We have now also eliminated the treats that he got when he went on the potty which was chocolate buttons. I am planning to bring them back in, once he makes number 2 in the potty. They are at the ready in the press.