Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mommy Talk Tuesday! {Potty Training!}

The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a Second
Time Mom

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This week's topic was selected randomly from your topic suggestions via random.org! 
The topic is Potty Training!!  

As mother's, potty training is something we all have to face! It can really be a tough milestone to achieve! Give us your thoughts on potty training! Have you potty trained your little one? When did you start? How did it go? What was the hardest part of potty training?  Also, give any tips you have for those who haven't potty trained yet! 

If you haven't potty trained yet,tell us what you questions and concerns you have about future potty training! Those of us who have potty trained might be able to help ease some of those fears and answer some of those questions you have.


We started potty training Noah back in June of 2011. He was a little bit over 2 years old and was beginning to show signs of being ready such as telling us he peed in his diaper and needed to be changed and even refusing to poop in a diaper or go and hide when he did have to poop. The first week we pretty much stayed home the entire week. We set out the potty and lots of towels and we let him go bottom half naked for the first few days. Every time he would start to go I'd run him to the potty and he'd pee in the potty--most of the time. There were a lot of accidents too.  The hardest part for me was just being patient and sticking with it. There were so many times I just wanted to go back to diapers and give up but I knew he could do it and would eventually get the hang of it. And he did! It only took about 4 months for him to be completely potty trained and accident free during the day and now he is even potty trained at night! We are done with diapers!! Well for Noah at least. Isaac still has  while ;) . 

The best tips I have for those who haven't started yet or are in the middle of potty training is just to be patient and try not to get frustrated. There will be accidents and messes. But it will happen eventually. Bring extra clothes for yourself and your kiddo when you go places and just stick with it! 

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  1. This is perfect, yesterday was the 1 year mark for potty training. Tried to add your button but it doesn't seem to work.

  2. I couldn't get the button to work...Am I the only one?

  3. Uh oh! Let me see if I can get the button working again. Thanks for letting me know!

  4. Ok I think I've got it working now! :)

  5. The button works but I get your whole blog post with it. I just deleted it and kept the button. The button in your side bar doesn't work either

  6. Well boo :( I'll do some more fiddling with it and maybe I can get it to work soon. This is only about the second time I've made my own button so I'm not surprised it's not working :/


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