Saturday, May 19, 2007

Potty Training 101

How do you potty train 2 year old boys?????? This is the question I have been pondering for the past few weeks. I have been doing a little research. And for those who know me well this usually means 2-3 hours of Internet searching.

I have finally come up with a plan. First, I am going to introduce the boys to the potty chair. This will take place every night just before bed. Usually, before bedtime they run around naked for 10-15 minutes. During this "Nakey" time I have them sit on their potties and read a book. Their homecare nurse suggested some type of activity on the potty because it usually takes about 5 minutes to relax themselves. After their book is done they jump up and I swear to you- they put their heads nearly in the potty and shout " pee-pee"! What a stitch! Neither has had any success yet, but I just know they must be getting closer. I know, wishful thinking!

After this initial phase of potty introduction I plan to take a few days off work this summer and attempt "Big boy pants". We will see...I heard boys are harder to train than girls and are not usually potty trained until 3. It cannot hurt to try earlier, as you see in the below pictures they don't seem to mind.


Joseph with Dominic offering support-

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