Whilst away on vacation I decided to try potty training my supremely stubborn 2 year old. He is a very black and white child. He will either do something or he won't. There is no bribing, distracting, pleading with him to do something. He just knows what he wants and likes! It is nice in some ways and... a little frustrating in others. He has his own style for everything.
Anyways... My daughter is almost 8 and has a wonderful tinkling at night issue that I wanted to take care of before working with him. (YEAH for finally finding her help with that!) So while at Grandma's house and lounging about I decided to do the whole Potty Party and let him drink whatever and use the potty... apparently WHEREVER! Yeah... he was not a fan. No matter that he got candy every stinking time. No matter that he could. By lunch time he would sit on the potty, scream and cry, say that his "bum not working"! Then I would get him off, he would walk into the hall and proceed to pee on the lovely carpet! I hate potty training. I know "they all say" to push through and keep going, but... I know this kid. He wasn't ready and I didn't want him to keep peeing on my mom's carpet and couch and porch and... you get the picture.
Fast forward one week. We are home. He is in his diaper and says, "Mommy! I need to tinkle! Take me potty!" Then on the potty, "Can I wear underwear please please please." Yeah... it's been 5 days. He has had a few accidents, but mostly uses the potty! He has even been dry during nap and bedtime! It just had to be his idea.
Even so he still needs a little encouragement to remember to go while he is playing. And... when he is playing he WANTS TO PLAY! So I created the potty chart below!
While we eat pretty healthy at our house but this little one seems to have learned the value of candy more than my other two! The idea is if he sits on the potty and goes (which is every single time... I swear he stores it somewhere else...) he gets to put a sticker on the chart! When he gets to the candy he can pick one from our stash! At the end he gets the all coveted Ice Cream! Very exciting!
I made a girl one too! Just cause I love you guys!
To download the BOY CHART CLICK HERE!
To download the GIRL CHART CLICK HERE!
The fonts I used to crate the chart are super fun right? I used Purple Boxes, Pea Jelene's Doodles and Pea Jillybean's Doodles all by KevinandAmanda. I seriously love their site.