Potty training Jagger has been much more difficult that I would have thought. My youngest daughter spoiled me terribly as she was potty trained well before her second birthday. Surely it wasn’t the child, it was that I was a much more experienced mother than I was with the first two (smile).
Here’s my reality check. Although he started out loving the potty, he is now completely over it. We thought we could inspire him again by allowing him to pick out his own favorite potty from the store. He now has two potty chairs collecting dust on our bathroom floor. And what is our next thought? “Maybe he will like the Cars one better than Elmo”
Please! You would think we’d know better by now. We’re working on baby number five, not number three. We know better, but apparently, we forget!
So, what is our next step? Simply put, to stop wanting him to be trained before the baby arrives. It’s not fair to him; he was just weaned a little over two months ago, let him get over that one first. In the meantime, we’ll continue to teach him the basics of paying attention to his body. He is doing rather fantastic with this already. He can tell me he has gone potty, he can even tell me what I’m in for. All I need for him to do next is tell me he wants to do those things on the potty instead!
Potty Time has been a great way for us to renew his interest in the potty. Before, he had a “I’ve done that, I know how to do it, I’m no longer interested” attitude towards it. Now, he is singing about the potty, wanting to tag along when other family members go, begging to wash his hands (all the time), and showing an overall interest again.
His favorite parts of this potty training video are the cartoon segments with the frog. And although he knows all of the music, his favorite song is “Shining Star” at the end of the program because it starts out with “Twinkle Twinkle” as the intro. I like that they included a familiar song for him to connect with immediately.
What I love:
- More than anything I love that it has renewed his interest in the potty again. I didn’t think that was going to be possible until he was a little older.
- A bonus CD is included for assisting with limiting television time. It allows you to continue your “potty time” reinforcement without tuning in.
- They combined sign language, cartoons, song, dance, and play all in one video
- Who doesn’t love anything with Rachel Coleman?
- They offer a free printable Success Chart and Certificate online.
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