Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It’s Potty Time!!!

O.k. Here we go! Belle turns 2 on Saturday and I’m determined to potty-train her this week so I can have her “Potty-trained before she was two”. *wink wink*

The only problem? I don’t know what I’m doing! My dear mother (whom one would normally go to for such dilemmas) never potty-trained any of us kids. When the time/age came for us she would send us on a convenient visit to Grandma Bartschi’s where we would return diaper free.

Now Carter is potty-trained, but that was quite a journey and a battle. After struggling for about 6 months with him I decided to give it a break. After a bit when he was about 3 ½ I bought him a little pop-up book for kids on using the “big potty” and that was it! He read it once, and after that we didn’t have so much as an accident.

Now, I know Belle is ready, she communicates well enough, I’m not so sure on the motivation though. So, I am imploring any of you for some helpful advice. My friend Mariam gave me some great ideas from a book she read, but I can’t remember the name...


Mariam said...

the book is "Toilet Training in Less Than A Day", by Nathan Azrin. You can probably find it at the library, it has been in print for awhile.
I like the book as a jumping off point. You can individually adapt it for Belle. By the way, it does take longer than 1 day to potty train the kids, but it is a great program.
I love the flower.

Terésa said...

Whew! Thanks! I ordered it. It’s on its way! Thank heaven for Amazon.com! (and friends too *wink*) I love that flower, but I loved all of them... I can’t remember if that one is yours or Lizzy’s. I was on cloud nine yesterday. Rachel and I made out like bandits. We will have to make up for it soon!!

Mariam said...

I think it is Lizzy's flower, but who knows : ). It was so much fun to see you guys again. Old (BUT young and spunky) friends just get more and more special as the years go by.

Amanda MmmBop Hansen said...

Grandma Bartschi potty trained you guys?!?!?! Awesome.

JonnieAngel said...

I am so not jealous.

With Matthew, we made a big production out of going to the bathroom. We would cheer and dance and make it fun.

That's all I have to offer.