Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Potty Training Update

Many of you have been asking me how potty training is going, so I thought I'd post an update.  If you are not caught up on our newest adventure, you can read about the beginning here.  

Overall, the past 6 weeks have gone pretty well.  Rhett has definitely been easier to train, but I think he was more ready than Rhys was when we started.  But I really can't complain about Rhys either since she has done great!  

The first few days were a challenge for Rhys.  Please don't judge me, but I even put the little potty in front of the t.v. to encourage her to sit. You can see how well this worked:

So, we started using chocolate again.  You may not agree with this, but all I can say is that it worked for my kiddos.  I'm not planning on replenishing this container when it is empty (and we are getting close) so we will see how it goes.

Rhys needed some extra motivation one day.

Pink fingernails!

One of my fears when we began potty training was that we would be stuck at home all the time to be near a bathroom.  After a few days at home, I decided that we were going to need a traveling solution.  So we put a little potty in the van, and voila!

Pretty hilarious, right?

Overall, the potty training has gone better than I expected.  We still use diapers/pull-ups at nap and at bedtime but are staying dry during the day most days.  While I don't love spending a lot of my day in restrooms (especially public ones!), it is a welcome change to not be changing 147 diapers a day.   The extra money in our bank account is nice, too!

Way to go R&R!


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