When we first started the potty training, we had to make sure that the whole family was involved. The wife, the kids, and I were all on high alert and at the first sign of needing a potty break, we would rush the young one to the potty. Sometimes he would make it... other times he wouldn't. This is where it can get extremely messy. Those first couple of days (even weeks) rarely had any successes. My son would simply refuse to go in his new potty. Other times, he would hide from the family and do his business in a corner or closet. At first, we thought that maybe he just wasn't ready and he needed to have a break from it, but to be honest, I think it's because the wife and I were getting frustrated with having to clean up so many messes. It's always easier to have your child in diapers than to go through the rigorous task of potty training. This is where our patience assured he'd be potty trained before his 3rd birthday.
It's been almost 2 weeks since his first success and he continues to wear his Pull Ups at night. He think it's because they have Lightning McQueen on them, but really, it's because I'm afraid he may have an accident in the middle of the night. lol I am proud to say that he has yet to have an accident in them.
As a father of 4, I've been through the potty training routine before and you know what, each child is different. What worked for my oldest, didn't work for my youngest. It's a matter of finding the right motivation and technique in assuring a successful potty training session. And when it's all said and done, it is going to be one of the most proudest moments as a parent. Here's a helpful infographic on potty training. Good luck! Later!!!
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