Friday, July 15, 2011

Diary of a Potty Training Mom: Day 7

Today we started a new method. Well, a new method that I tweaked alittle bit to fit our needs. It's the "Potty Train Your Child in 3 Days"

method and it sounded like a great way to get Baylor going with the big boy toilet. For this method, you are to spend every second with your child for 3 days. You are to do all your shopping, errands, etc. before hand so you can stay at home and focus on pottying. Yea right. I'm a busy Mom okay? Not that I don't care, that's not it at all but this is reality and things come up. You are to throw away all of your diapers and let them wear just big boy underwear all day. That's one thing I tweaked because I was not about to throw away diapers.

1. They are way to expensive and

2. You can see the time I've had so far with the potty training and I kept them as a safety net.

I started off Baylor in big boy underwear this morning. I took him to the bathroom and explained that if he had to go potty, he needed to let Mommy know. I told him he had to keep his underwear dry.

He did well by staying dry for several hours but did not go to the potty. At nap time, I put him in a pull up and of course that's when he pottied. We decided to go to dinner so instead of putting him in "big boy underwear", I put him in a pull up to be on the safe side.

Much to my surprise, when I got him home, he was dry. So I put his big boy undies on him:

Aren't they the cutest undies? It's so funny watching him run around in these.

He looks just like a big boy.

He hung out with Daddy for awhile watching t.v.:

He was still dry so I decided to take him to the potty instead of us having the accident that I knew was coming if I didn't:

but we didn't have any success. In fact, this is Baylor running like crazy from the potty, or from me... or maybe running from both:

Watch out, naked baby coming through.

Then of course, when I wasn't looking, it happened.

He tinkled in his big boy underwear, right on the carpet in front of my closet door.
This is wear I have to tell him "Ewww, your big boy underwear are wet" and reminded him that he needs to tell Mommy when he has to go tinkle. Using this method, you are never to tell your child "No, No" or "that's a bad boy". No negative comments. So, I didn't say that.

I just took him back to the potty and tried again.

Of course he was "empty" and there was nothing else.

There's always tomorrow!

End of Day 7 Results:

Potty 0, Baylor 7


  1. Good luck, Alisha! This is the method we used with Lana, and it worked like a charm for us. I'm sure it's different with boys, though, so I can't wait to hear how this goes for you!

  2. I wish you luck on this method, Alisha! We are trying to get Julian in a routine to use the potty as well. We actually started before he turned 2 but then he regressed when we changed child care and his attitude changed towards the potty. I can't wait to see how this works for you and Baylor! BTW- Julian also pottied in my closet yesterday prior to getting in his bath. I asked him if he was a dog or a boy. He said, "A boy" and then started barking. OH BOY!