So after a horrible day of potty training and two subsequent not so good days, things got better. We are now a little over a month in potty training and Charles has not only managed to get back to where he was before his potty training hiccup but has managed to make additional gains.
First of all, it is no longer a negotiation to get him out of his diaper and into his boxer post-nap and in the mornings. At first, we adjusted would give him a good 15 minutes to fully wake up before changing him out of his diaper. Then suddenly, after a week or two of this, Charles started asking to have his diaper removed as soon as he woke up. SCORE!
Secondly, on week three of potty training, Charles started to attend daycare again. The sitter was super open-minded about this and Little Dude did wonderfully. Because his friends (who are both two years older than him) are potty trained, he was super motivated to use the big toilet just like them. He still prefers his potty when he’s at home, but outside of the house he can use a big toilet without a fuss (which is why we bring along a potty ring whenever we are out).
Finally, we’re getting more and more dry naps and this morning we had our first dry nighttime diaper. YAY!
Oh and as a bonus, Charles is now able to pull down his boxers by himself!
I’m in no rush to get him out of diapers during sleep-time and plan on doing so only when he can stay consistently dry during naps (and later on during the night), but I’d say that potty training was a success.
Look out for an upcoming post on the keys to our particular potty training success story!
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