Are you a parent? We need your help!

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??



Filed under BabyMort, Milestones, Need Input, Parenting

2 responses to “Are you a parent? We need your help!

  1. Kristin Wesner

    I think you’ve heard already that we used to train Alaina–we used stickers for our reward system. After she got so many stickers or had some major accomplishment, she’d getter a bigger prize (art supplies–paint, ColorWonder markers, coloring books, etc.). If you use the above website’s program, they give complimentary support, so you’d be able to get a quick response about Chloe’s issue with not finishing. It’s very common for kids to regress on potty training when a new baby arrives, so don’t be too disappointed if that happens. Our niece was 2 1/2 when her baby sister arrived and she went from 95% potty trained (still wearing pull-ups at night and having occasional accidents) back to square one.

  2. Meghan Montegna

    We also did the sticker reward system I made a little poster on the wall right next to the potty stating Benjamin’s potty chart and every time he went a little sticker went on the poster and and bigger sticker on his shirt he thought that was really cool. As for pooping on the toilet I guess I was a mean mom and made him sit on there. I knew when he had to go because he usually went a the same time everyday. He would ask to get off the potty and put on a pull up and I refused to let him and after a few times of that he was fine.

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