Thursday, January 5, 2012

Potty training my 2 year old.

Potty training has been ........ frustrating. My booger, somehow that ended up being her nickname when she was born, but that's another story and its what I will be calling her on this blog. Anyways, we started a potty chart not long ago to track how good she is doing. When she goes potty she gets to put a sticker on her chart, and when she finishes a line of 13 she gets a prize. After figuring out that she could still go in her pull up and in the potty and get a sticker, mom uped it one more, now she must stay dry and use the potty to get a sticker. If she goes number two in the potty she gets 2 stickers. She has a hard time remembering she needs to go so I have my phone set to ding an alarm every 30 minutes to remind her to go.

Today has been pretty good, when she saw she only needed three more stickers to get a prize, she started to tell me when she needs to go. She did get here prize, happy meal toys or dollar store toys I stow away. Now she is working on her net prize ... but after 4 stickers she is getting discouraged.  I am thinking of making it shorter amount to her prize, but I know if she stays dry and uses the potty all day, she will probably get a prize a day. So far today she has gotten a total of 8 stickers and its only 2pm, she has been dry all day YIPPIE! She did have a number 2 accident, I am thinking she has not gotten control of that muscle yet, cause she will tell me right after it happens and waddles to the bathroom to get cleaned up. Ugg the potty training journey .... will it ever end ............