Potty training is in full force in the Guzman home, going on two weeks, and we are proud to share that there has been progress. When little man has to poop, he now lets us now, and heads over to the bathroom. We’ve reached a milestone that seemed so out of reach just weeks ago (apparently potty training boys can be more of a challenge), so we are thrilled.
We started off potty training our son with a call from Mater (from the animated movie Cars). If you visit the Pull-Ups site, you can choose which Disney character to call your child and start them on the road to potty training, but unfortunately, Mater has a bit of an accent, so I’m not sure my son understood everything he was saying, but he tried. We love the idea of having a character from a movie he loves call because we were able to pick the time and date of the potty training call and have our video camera ready (of course we taped it). We had to have him call more than once because at first though, little man would just say “Phone, mama!” and hand me the phone, insisting it was for me.
We are pleased with how things are going. Little man proudly pulls on his Pull-Ups, and runs to his potty seat and pulls them off, calling us to come after him, once he is ready to go. Our main challenge now, and the one we are focusing on next, is getting him to pee in the potty too. He think potty is just for #2, and it’s ok to pee on himself since that doesn’t bother him much (and diapers tend to whisk the irritating feel of the urine away, so he may not even notice it).
We now ask him throughout the day if he has to go, during our scheduled “Pull-Ups Potty Breaks”, and if his Pull-Up is wet. We are encouraging him to notice if the number in front of his Pull-Up disappears (indicated he wet himself) so he knows it’s time to change it as well. Not sure if this is the norm with potty training boys, but I want to let my husband tackle the issue of teaching him to pee…it seems like a guy thing.
We shared this infographic with some potty training trivia a couple of weeks ago, but if you missed it, here it is again:
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