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How We Potty Trained Without A 3-Day-Method

that’s me, waiting on a toddler potty break before work.

My friends, it is official – we are in the deep throes of potty training.

I wasn’t going to do this. I didn’t want to do this. Oh no, I was the momma that was perfectly happy with diapers forever.

But then his teachers mentioned how ready he was and he started asking to go and the next thing I knew, I was buying Lightning McQueen underwear and a potty seat at Target. We started off really slow – we tried it when he asked and never pushed it. Then he started getting more consistent, thanks to school. I began rewarding potty breaks with mini-marshmallows. 1 for trying, 2 for success, 3 if he instigated it. 

Confession: I get weirded out talking about bathroom stuff on the internet, which is strange since I have no filter 99% of the time.

I decided that he needed a little…convincing…to do the big-dog thing on the pottty, so I bought him this Cars II game rug that he’s been having mini-toddler raptures over every time we go to Target. Then I put it in the bathroom where he could see it every time he had to go potty and I reminded him that he could have it as his “prize” the moment we had poop in the toilet.

No, not in the pants.

No, not in the diaper.

No, the dog pooping outisde doesn’t count. sigh.

I’m such a tough momma.

What was your method of potty training? Did it include wine for you?

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Beth Anne writes words & takes pictures on The Heir to BlairYou can also find her on theTwitters & Facebook.

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