Chloe Mae has been working on her potty skills for months now. We want to give it the final push and get her out of diapers now though. We’d really like to get this done before Devon arrives, but I feel like that means we need to do it now so she has time to get used to it before he arrives. (Otherwise I’d say potty training is at least 4-5 months down the road.) We made an attempt yesterday, but I’m not sure we have the right strategy.
She’d gotten a little wary (or possibly even scared) of pooping on the toilet, so I decided to bribe her to do it – 2 M&M’s for pooping and 1 for peeing. For a girl who’d never had M&M’s before, her love developed quickly, but then she’d only go enough to get her treat, then get up and go back to it in 5 minutes – or at MissK’s this morning she peed all over the floor 5 minutes later. Now, I’m not expecting a miracle with no accidents in a matter of days, but I’m feeling like bribery isn’t going to be the best route for us.
I want to have consistency for her, so we need to decide on a strategy ASAP. And I need something that will work both at home and at MissK’s. So, what are your expert potty training tips??