Thursday, July 29, 2010

Potty Training - Day 1

Day 1 of potty training has finally coming to an end. I think I can safely speak for Caleb that we are both tired of hearing statements like "Tell Mommy if you need to go potty", "Don't forget to go potty", "Is Buzz Lightyear, Wall-E, etc still dry".

There was a slight protest this morning when I told Caleb we were going to throw his diapers away and explained he was a big boy and that he no longer needed them. I'm not really sure that he was actually upset about throwing them away so much as he just didn't want to be bothered at the moment because he wanted to go and watch cartoons. He quickly got over it as I kept telling him we needed to find all of his diapers and throw them away and kept making statement like "Your a big boy and we don't need them anymore". He actually LOVED throwing them away and even volunteered that he didn't need them because he wears underwear. I am very happy to report that so far he hasn't asked once for a diapter, evan after an accident he would just tell me that he needed some clean underwear.

(Don't worry this frugal mom didn't actually throw the diapers away. We just went through the actions and put the trash bag in the garage where it was later retrieved and hid away in hopes for the next kiddo.)

This kid has been a camel today! We took him to potty after he first woke up this morning and he didn't pee again until around 12:15. He had 2 incidents where he started to pee before he told me he needed to go potty but he quit both times and finished on the potty. We had one poop accident and a huge success at dinner time where while he was eating without being prompted he told us he needed to go pee pee and waited until he got to the bathroom.

I've been very proud of him and am hoping tomorrow goes well. I'm very encouraged that he is excited about wearing his underwear and am glad that he hasn't asked once about his diapers. I've actually been a little surprised......we actually bought his big boy underwear while we were all out shopping Saturday night and had him pick out a couple of the packages. That night while he was getting ready for bed he wanted to wear them so we went ahead and let him sleep in them since he is usually dry through out the night and we just made sure to take him to the bathroom as soon as he woke up. Since Saturday night he has actually gone in and put them on a couple more times after he has come home from Nana and Papa's and has wore them to sleep a couple other nights this week. We just waited until today to officially start our full day in underwear since I'm off the rest of the week.

Here's hoping to a successful day tomorrow and no accidents tonight while he sleeps!


Dallas said...

How is it going? I can't wait to hear all the stories!!!!!

Kimberley said...

that didn't sound too bad. hang in there, you'll be glad you did. all the hard work will pay off!