My three year old recently potty trained back in May… something I was starting to believe would never happen because of the long process it had become. We started about a month after he turned 2, he seemed very interested thanks to his Elmo Potty DVD and I thought we were on the road to no more diapers.
Within a week he was potty trained, and the following week he decided he has absolutely no interest in the potty at all anymore. Even if I played that damn DVD 45 times in a day!
I pushed the subject for the next six months, with fail after fail. So I stopped… completely. Didn’t bring it up, didn’t push it, and just let him go at his own pace.
His third birthday came, and went, and still no interest… so I brought the potty back out and around a little bit before I was due with my third child. Why? Because I had no interest having three… count them! One… Two… THREE in diapers!
While my middle son is in cloth, I never thought my oldest would have dragged potty training out this long. Anyway!
Bringing the potty out again was a brilliant idea, because he got interested really quickly. The emphasis of being a big brother again to a little sister this time is probably what helped us. But we again let him do it all at his own pace. If he had an accident, we didn’t freak out… But man was he excited about his various pairs of character themed undies. Cars, Toy Story, all the Disney favorites he just had to have on his butt.
I wish I had one of those magical keys, or pieces of advice for everyone… but the only thing that worked *for us* was letting him do it on his own pace, and in his own time.
In honor of my big guy potty training, and my 2 year old now starting to show interest in being just like his big brother, I am going to do a great giveaway!
I have not one, not two, but three Baby Bjorn limited edition golden potty chairs to giveaway to three lucky readers here on Toddler Times!
The potty chairs are the same ones we gave away on Babble in July!
How can you enter to win?
There are three different ways!
1) Follow Babble Toddler on Facebook (Leave a comment below with your name on Facebook)
2) Comment below with your favorite potty training tip!
3) Comment below with why you want to win one of these limited edition Baby Bjorn golden potty chairs!
Winner will be picked on Tuesday August 16th, 2011!
Giveaway is only available to ship inside the United States!