I sometimes say that this is the next level of potty-training. I find that it goes in stages – there’s the preliminary checking for interest, the active training itself, and the maintenance after that initial period – whether you’re factoring it in 24/7 or just for overnight. Or travel! There’s a lot of that going around. Des is three, which was a year later than we trained Scarlet.
We did a three day method over a long holiday weekend. We kept her in underwear during the day ands Pull-Ups® during the nights, and just hovered around her for the whole weekend. Does it sound intense? It was. She had a good time, though, and seemed to really understand the concept after three days of us rushing her to the toilet when she had to pee. She learned her body signals. We learned her body signals. That was that. It was still rough after that because she was our first and I didn’t have a lot of confidence in sending her out in public – or knowing what to send her in – but somehow it worked out.
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When Des turned three we still hadn’t done any potty-training. I was waiting for warmer weather, and I was also waiting for the end of school so that we could do it over the summer and he’d go back to daycare in the fall as a newly potty-trained kid. Also, if we’re being honest, I was less ready than he was. He’s my baby! Potty-training is hard! Or so I remembered it as hard. We set aside three days and did exactly what we did with Scarlet. We spent three days with him inside wearing underwear during the day, and we’d wait for him to either tell us he had to go, or for him to go. Either way led to a rush to the toilet.
With Cassidy back at work, with Des starting camp, and with me being a bit overwhelmed, it seemed to reverse. I had no idea what to do – put him in a diaper, put him in training pants, or put him in underwear. Luckily he had his three-year checkup right before we left for Cape Cod and the doctor gave me great advice. He said that Des was regressing on the training because he was losing interest in the toilet, the more rabid we as parents got towards it. He said to pick a day (the Monday after our weekend trip) and to just have that be underwear during the day and Pull-Ups® at night. And to stop talking so much about it and follow Des’ lead. Sure enough, me mellowing out about it while still staying firm worked like a charm.
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