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I recently was offered to become a Pull-Ups® First Flush Ambassador and after thinking it over, decided I could use the help! If anything, talking about our “adventure” might mean we get to the end of it! I’d love to be free of diapers.
You’d think potty-training two small children would be easy since I have done it once before…but you know it isn’t. If anything, it is harder. Because I know I have done it before, but yeesh, so many years have passed I don’t remember how I did it! When you start talking a dozen or so years….it doesn’t get any easier. And the oldest of the two young ones isn’t exactly happy with being potty-trained. He is fighting it every step of the way, and if it continues this way, his younger brother may be there first. Basically I am trying to get both of them trained at the same time, since the youngest seems interested. My theory is that they will get competitive and I win (maniacal laugh inserted here).
Have you checked out The Big Kids Academy? It has so much helpful information, that you will get inspired to try (or try again for the 20th time on a child).
A few weeks back, frustrated by a child that has ZERO interest in potty-training, I printed the Potty Training Progress Chart and have it posted in their bathroom. You cannot print out too many copies of this!
I backed off a bit, to let Walker settle into the idea, and to work on my training techniques. Obviously what I was doing was not working for him. It worked for Alistaire, but not for him. It can be so much easier to just cave, and let them wear diapers. And then that fear comes up “This kid isn’t going to be trained by school!”.
So…in the next month or so I am hoping that we will be a happy family, and find ways to get the boys to being big kids. Now…I am off to read up on rewards. And I think there is a large bag of Skittles needed. I am OK with bribery.
PS: Moms, I’d love to hear your feedback, on what worked for you. Or how you worked with one that didn’t want to?