Even tried those little things you put in the toilet water for boys to shoot at when they pee. Supposedly, if it’s more fun, they’ll want to do it. Hmm. No luck.
I thought potty training for Lucas would be easier, especially since he had a big brother to follow. I was wrong.
That’s why I’m happy to report that he’s been diaper-free for four days, and I think we’ve made it. What was the trick?
Honestly, I think it was just the timing. We had to wait until he was ready and interested. The potty chart, though, seemed to be the most effective of all.
I found this chart online, along with a lot of other colorful, behavioral charts with preschool characters. (The first one featured Clifford the Big Red Dog.) I could usually bribe him with a sticker if he at least tried using the potty. Eventually, he started using it without the stickers. And, today, I think I’ll take it down for good. Also, there’s no more space for stickers, and I don’t want to print another one.
Did you have potty training tricks that worked for your kids? Please share them in the comments below.