Sunday, March 13, 2011

Riley is Potty Trained!!

Oh my goodness I never thought this day would come. After two long weeks of cleaning up pee and fighting with him and crying and him crying and him having melt down after melt down, we can finally all enjoy some peace. For most of the month of February Riley was showing interest in using the potty. He is a very strong willed stubborn child, and I thought we would never be able to get him to go potty. We bought 2 potty seats one for downstairs and one for upstairs and we got out the jelly beans, chocolate chips and race car stickers. Jesse got him to go while he was still in diapers. He would get out his ipod and show him little clip shows that had toy story characters or cars and would play the little clip telling him to show woody he could pee or show buzz he could poop and he did!! I couldn't believe how simple that was. Of course only daddy could get him to go by using that trick. I had do some bribing in different ways like get him a treat or a toy from the dollar store. More towards the end of Feb he was going about half of the time. On Feb 28 we made the scary decision to get rid of the diapers and to put him in underwear. A few days before we took him to Walmart and let him pick out some big boy underwear. He picked out some Winnie the Pooh, Cars and Toy Story underwear. He seemed sooo excited he kept saying underwear underwear all the way home. So Day 1 with no diapers he had about 6 accidents and I didn't feel like I could do this anymore. The thing that started to work was that he got really sad when he peed his pants and I had to take them away to wash them. That devastated him and he started telling me he had to go more often. Day 2 he had 3 accidents, Day 3 he had 1 accident and Day 4 he had no accidents. I am sooo proud of him. Of course Jesse and I were so proud of ourselves for training him so fast we thought we were the best lol! A week later he started peeing his pants again and then refusing to go, then we thought were weren't so hot lol! Now we have no problems with him, he even wakes up dry and goes as soon as he wakes up. So I am just happy that we got him trained during the day and even through the night before he is 3.

Way to go Riley!!!

We got him a potty training book to read while he would sit and try. That seemed to be the only thing that would get him to sit there long enough to try and have something happen.

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