Potty Training- Day 2:
This is a continuation from Potty training: Day 1!
Word of the Day is POOP!
As a family we were excited about the results of Day 1. We shot for the stars on Day 2. Compounding off the success from “no pants approach” from Day 1, we adjusted our strategy based upon the weather/time of year… we thought it was okay to give our son some shorts to wear on Day 2.
Not the best idea, as it was too early in the training and he confused the shorts for diapers.
Well it got messy.
Recap of Day 2 –
- underwear gets confused for diapers
- Tile floors are awesome
- Certain things a parent will never forget
Even after Day 2, I am still happy, proud and excited for my son – and for us to save money on diapers, but at the same time it is a little sad that he is growing up so fast.
I now know we will laugh and view these memories as priceless. I know they say a picture is worth a thousand words, but not in this case the memory of Poop on the floor is burned into our brains.
- Laugh a lot
- Prepare in advance
- Just go naked, no underwear party for your child
- Paper towels, antibacterial cleaners
- Buy Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right.
- Read Potty training basics
After reading a few books on Potty training, I found Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right. I listened to this book on the Audible app, it was a great help for tips, what to expect and good strategies.
The best potty training techniques emphasize consistency and positive reinforcement over punishment – making it enjoyable for the child. The vast majority of studies concentrate on children 18 months old and older. In this age range, research suggests that children over 24 months train faster and girls train slightly faster than boys.
If the boys look back at this when we all get older, hopefully we can all laugh.
Please let me know if you have any additional comments or advice.