Thursday, January 31, 2013

Potty Training

I think it's either time or getting close to time to start potty training Jimmy.  I said in my last post about him that the next step might be the hair…but I really think it's the diapers.  Wouldn't it be awesome if he could be on his way to being fully potty trained by the time Bonus Baby arrives?  It doesn't give us much time to work on it though.
I think its just a matter of Mamma and Daddy making the decision and then being consistent with it.  Kind of like the pacifier thing.  It was convenient for me to give it to him and it's convenient for me to just change his diaper instead of sitting in the bathroom for 10, 20, 30 or more minutes at a time trying to get him to go.
Once I actually work up the energy to start though I think we can make this happen.  I need to get some big boy underwear, a big bag of M&M's and a jar to put them in.  Then I think we'll be ready to start.  It would be so much easier to start this process if I stayed home with them but working moms everywhere have somehow managed to potty train their children so I know it can be done.
I have heard it takes longer for boys to be ready to potty train and it's not unheard of for them to be closer to three before they really "get it".  I'm not going to push him but I think starting to work on it and always offering to take him to the potty or even sitting him on the potty every hour is a good way to start.
Sooooooo… where do I find the energy???
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