Potty Training

>> Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Well, it is a belief that all children will be potty trained (not in diapers) when they go to Kindergarten. Well, I think I am about to prove them all wrong. We have been off and on with Xander and trying to potty train him. We have tried rewards...We have tired bribes (YES bribes)

NOTHING WORKS!! We don't want to push too hard, but on the other hand it is time.
We have tried just about anything. Every time he sits on the potty we give him a treat just for sitting on the potty. He will hold it though until he gets a diaper on. He will scream at us that he doesn't want to be a BIG BOY and he wants his DIAPER ON NOW!!! Any suggestions on how you potty trained your child would be greatly appreciated. On a side note...Kayden was easy it took him about two weeks and WA..LA he was done, but Xander just doesn't want to have anything to do with it.
Landen on the other hand wants to do it, and gets excited, but then he gets off the potty walks around and then does his business all over my floor...I wish I could just tie him to his potty chair. He is just not getting the concept.
Today anyways we got crackers and Gatorade, and set them down on the potty and I said eat and drink and maybe we can get something into those potties. Well, landen didn't last long he didn't get nap today, and couldn't hold his head up anymore and took a nap on the potty. Here is Landen sleeping away, and in the second picture you see Xander eating and drinking. It has now been two hours and nothing in the potty, and Landen is still sleeping :)


Heatherbelle August 3, 2008 at 7:51 AM  

Christina, i've heard a lot of people like the "Potty train in a day" book, but I've never read it. I almost bought it the other day in preparation becuase Boorders had it for like $3.99.
I know that I've had friends who started using cloth diapers and rubber underpants on their kids because they feel wet. Regular diapers pull the moisture away from them so they don't feel it as much. Good luck! I hope something works out soon. I do not look forward to that aspect of parenting.

The Happy Holladay's August 3, 2008 at 11:18 PM  

Hey girl a lot of my friends and even my sister just took the diaper away and delt with the clean ups. Cause when they know their isn't a diaper they start to think oh man I better go! Make him not like to feel wet!!!!! Good Luck