Keenan will be two and a half in a few weeks and I’ve read it is the age when boys start to show real signs of being ready to potty train. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this is the case with him! I feel he is fully ready because he tells us if he went pee pee in his diaper and he recognizes when he is wet, but he doesn’t want to stop what he is doing to sit on the potty. He would rather sit in a poopy diaper and play, than sit on the potty. So, I’m at a loss on where we should go from here. I don’t want it to be a battle; I want him to be excited about going on the potty. But, I’m not sure I can continue with this long drawn out process! I’m ready for him to be out of diapers, especially since we are planning on trying for baby #2 soon. I personally don’t want two children in diapers.
I’ve been reading up on the “potty training in three days” method, the naked or pant less methods of staying home for a week, giving them lots of liquids and keeping the potty close, and I think I’m ready to try one of them. But, at the same time, I’m torn…do I force my agenda on getting him trained as soon as possible? Or, do I continue to go with his lead, which is taking FOREVER? With everything else, such as weaning from nursing, introducing solid foods, I went with his lead, so I don’t want to force him to potty train when he isn’t quite ready.
We are going away to the North Coast for a few days at the end of next week for my husband’s birthday, while Keenan stays with my in-laws (our first time leaving him with someone for more than 2 nights…Eek!), so I’m thinking after our little getaway, I’m going to hit it hard and try one of the methods. So, we’ll see…I’ll be sure to keep you posted!
- For all of you veteran moms out there, what worked best for you and your children in regards to potty training?
- Did you try any particular method or did you follow your child’s lead?
-If you used cloth diapers, did you buy cloth pull-ups or disposable ones? We use cloth g diapers, but to make things easier and for Keenan to get used to “underwear,” I’m thinking of getting cloth pull ups or breaking down and getting disposable ones.