Messy Motherhood, Wingin' It

Potty Training – Part Three

I don’t even want to write this because I’m sure I’ll jinx it, but potty training is going so well! Fingers crossed, knock on wood (all that good stuff), we’re basically day-time potty trained!

Its kind of funny, the day after my last update, Potty Training – Part Two, he started using the potty like a champ! The few accidents he’s had since that update were during nap time, but besides that he’s been doing an incredible job.

He now tells me when he has to go, instead of me asking him and sitting him down every 2ish hours. It’s so exciting! He’s so independent and its fun to watch him learn! It’s even better to see the pride he exudes when he goes to bathroom on the potty. And although my husband 100% helps when he’s home, its kind of cool to be like “I taught him that,” this huge milestone was all me. As proud as I am of him, I’m proud of myself as well. Potty training can be frustrating and I really wanted this to be a positive experience for him ( as it should be). We may have taken the long road to get here, but it made it more of an enjoyable experience for both of us. Besides, I’m a stay at home mom…We’re home 90% of the time and there was no need to rush.

Now, as I was saying, he’s “day-time” potty trained. I have a plan of action for when we’re ready to start night-time training. For now, I’m going to wait until I notice his pull-up’s are drier in the morning, and right now it all depends. Some mornings they’re hardly wet and I can still see the little blue indicator, and other day’s they weigh 2 pounds.

Once I notice he’s waking up drier, when I get him dressed for bed I’m going to put his underwear on underneath his pull ups. I’m doing this because when he does go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, he’ll be able to feel he’s wet and wake him self up (at least I hope). The nice thing is that he won’t be soaking his jammies and bed sheets. Right now he’ll just sleep with the wet pull up, and because it absorbs so much he can hardly feel it. My thought process is that with underwear underneath, he will be uncomfortable and wake up while peeing. Eventually he’ll get sick of peeing his pants, waking up and being uncomfortable, and he’ll learn to hold it until the morning. Or at least wake himself up to use the bathroom. However, I’m no parenting expert, so this may not work at all.

I’ll let you know when we decide to cross this bridge. For now, this will probably be my last update on potty training for a bit! Once we start the night-time process I will update.

Can I just reiterate how pissed I’m going to be if this jinx’s all of our hard work! You ever feel like that as parent? When things are going good, you mention it and BAM, the kid totally switches it up on you. I can’t be the only one, right?

Anyway, thank you for reading! If you have any advice, as always… I would love to hear!

-Amanda

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