We are now at the tail end of the 4th day since starting potty training with Charles and I have to say that I am absolutely amazed by his progress.
He is now able to control his bladder for longer periods of time. On day 2, he went 10 times (7 on the potty & 3 accidents). On day 3, he went 6 times (3 on the potty & 3 accidents). On day 4, he went 4 times (3 on the potty and 1 accident).
It also seems that pooping on the potty isn’t a problem as he went on day 2 and every day since.
Furthermore, he surprised me today (day 4) by having his very first dry nap (we still use diapers for naps and nighttime sleep). Plus, as an added bonus, he was able to stay in the same pair of pants from the time he awoke from his nap to the time he was ready for bed. In the past days, he always ended up wetting his boxers because, when he had them on, he would only realize he needed to pee when he had already started.
Though Charles has come a long way in the past four days, he still has a few quirks to work out in the realm of bowel movements. He still needs to work on understanding when he’s about to have a bowel movement (and when he’s actually done).
Tomorrow, we’re also taking potty training to the next level. We’re going to be out of the house for Christmas (going to my parents’ house in the morning and my in-laws’ in the afternoon). This will be his first time out of the house without a diaper. This means that we’re going to be testing if he can handle a 15 minute car ride and if he’ll be able to use the potty in a new setting. I’m eager to see how things go (and plan on packing quite a bit of spare pants and boxers).
Fingers crossed for things to go well.
Merry Christmas all!