Potty Training – Edit
September 14, 2008
Wow, where do I start….
I’m going to do my best to remember a lot of his highlights in the last few months. Some of them were really funny and if anyone that I have told his stories to can remember, please post them.
Zayd’n is now 3. He’s a very smart little kid. I had to fight w/ him for the longest to go to the potty. He would always tell me, “No, I’m not ready.” But had the concept of what you are supposed to do on the potty. Anyway he wanted to go to school like Zion and Ziah. So I told him that in order to go to school you have to be a big boy and use the potty. Bingo! Finally I found the perfect motivation to get him to use the potty.
At the beginning of August on a Friday, we had a ceremony for the diapers and threw them in the trash. Then I basically stripped him and let him loose. I watched him like a hawk that night and pumped tons of water in him. I kept asking him did he have to go and he would say, “No, not yet.” Finally, I saw him standing at his kitchen set and he started to pee, then realized he didn’t have a diaper on. Then he said, “Oh, I gotta go.” And from then on, he’s going to the potty like clock work. Of course he’s had a few accidents over the following weeks. Then at daycare they kept putting a pull-up on him, which added to the confusion. I even had Zion as a lookout to make sure a pull-up didn’t get put on him. Finally, after talking to the daycare they didn’t put anymore pull-ups on him.
I still have the same pack of pull-ups that I originally brought for him. But now he’s got the concept down and it only took a weekend. Whew, I am so glad to have all three of them out of diapers now. Finally!