Friday, May 22, 2009

Maybe She'll Potty Train One Day

Ahhh, potty training.

Where do I even begin with this subject?

I read somewhere that girls potty train early so even before Roo turned two I bought her her first potty. A hard plastic pink thing from IKEA that didn't cost more than $4.And when we got home and she immediately sat on it (with clothes), I literally jumped up and down while clapping my hands.

I must have scared her because she didn't sit on it again for months.

On her second birthday, she got a really pretty potty with a soft, squishy seat and again, she was curious but nothing concrete. Sometimes she would sit on it but sometimes she would cry if I dared asked if she wanted to sit on it.

After more reading, I heard about bribing your kiddo to sit on the potty and bought M&Ms to encourage her.

Bad mistake.

I gave one to her once, now all day long she's running to the potty shouting "M&Ms!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Not that she's done anything on that potty but look totally cute naked and scarfed down way too many M&Ms.

I'm just going to give her time, but like I've said before, she'll go when she's ready.

This post is part of the Parents Bloggers Network blog blast in conjunction with Pull Up's Potty Training Project


Miss Anne said...

that's one thing that i dread when i have a child...

i know how hard it is to do with a puppy, let alone a child!

good luck with your potty journey!

Rebecca said...

Katie just turned 3 and JUST potty trained 2 weeks before.

I tried M&M's and she did the same thing Roo did. I stopped. I started telling her she could only have them of she peed on the potty. That helped.....some.

PorkStar said...

Wow that would work for me too actually.

Jenny said...

I waited until my E was 3. We talked about how in April we would learn to use the potty regularly so there would be no surprise. The first week in April came and I told her - its here - its time to use the potty. The first day, she ran around naked because having panties on just confused her and she would pee in them. But the next day - panties were fine and she was fully potty trained within 5 days.