Monday, January 17, 2011

Potty Training with Big Boy Underwear

This weekend we got hard core with the potty training. We enacted the big boy underwear plan. This plan is very simple. Braden wears tiny little underwear with Cars designs. Arica and I take him to the bathroom every thirty minutes in the hope of avoiding accidents while at the same time drilling him on the fun of using the toilet. Repetition. Repetition. Repetition.

I think the weekend went well. On Saturday we had three accidents. On Sunday we had none. And this morning before I left for work Arica got Braden to poop in the toilet. Braden demanded that his Mom leave the room to give him privacy. Apparently that was all he needed. While she waited in the wings Braden went to the bathroom on his own. Big win.

Saturday we nearly avoided all three accidents. Braden told me he had to pee pee the first time. Even though he released the flow before he told me, we did manage to get some in the toilet. The other two accidents involved the big number two. We almost made it to the toilet the first time. I just caught him to late. We ran as fast as we could, but, alas, the deed was already done.

Later in the day just before Braden's 30 minute appointment at the porcelain throne, I had to use the bathroom. When I was done I went to get Braden. I set him on the toilet unaware of what he had been doing while I was in the bathroom.

That's when my ever inquisitive son pointed to the floor and said, "Daddy, what's that?"

To which I answered, "That's your poop."

Such are the adventures in potty training. Even with the excitement of floor poop, I have to say that it went a lot better than I expected. So off we go to the first full week of Lightning McQueen underwear. Wish us luck.

9 comments:

twistedxtian said...

I would just like to say that I am so not looking forward to this. lol How old was he when you started?

Diplo_Daddy said...

O, I remember those days....I'd say you're doing a fantastic job. Ours just went cold-turkey, so we're completely out of diapers!!

Katherine said...

"That's your poop." Had be cracking up!

I'd say you all had big wins this weekend! That's great news, and I hope that all goes great this week. I'm ready for the potty training endeavor, yet dread it at the same time.

Brian Miller said...

oh man...i remember these days...stay at it...he will get it...

Brandy@YDK said...

wow already a day of no accidents? impressive indeed

SurprisedMom said...

He asked his mom to leave the room? Independence starts young, doesn't it? Braden is well on his way to becoming fully potty trained. Hopefully, it will only take a short time. I have to admit I was smiling when I read about the "floor poop." And may I admit I'm happy the potty training days are WAY behind me?

KWG said...

Brilliant. Sorry I haven't been by in a while. We're just introducing Bea to potty training now, getting her used to sitting on the potty chair. No pee or poop yet but we're working on it!

seashore subjects said...

Sounds like it's going really well! Patience and persistence!! Good luck.

PJ Mullen said...

You are doing much better than we are with that. Our son isn't interested. We even have Buzz and Woody, as well as Cars big boy underwear ready to go for when he starts to get it. Still, no dice.