Friday, October 19, 2012

Tys surprise

I had it in my head that I wouldn't potty-train Ty tell he was three-ish.

However this is how it all started for Ty.

He was in the bathroom playing while I was in the bedroom. He looks in at me and smiles, then slams  the door in my face. . . not nice. So I went to open it. He had a mischievous look on his face and pushes me out and slams it again.

I started to wonder if he was going to try and go potty. So I give him a few seconds with my head pushed up against the door. When I open it he now has his pants off. Once more he slams the door on me. I decide to give him a little more privacy. This time when I open the door he is completely naked and trying to climb on the toilet.

I go over and ask..."do you want to go potty?" He gets extremely excited and shouts "YEAH!!"
So I lift him up and hold him on there (this is before we put the helper seat on) We sit there, me holding him for what seems like an hour, probably about 5min. . . then I start to hear the poop hit the water. 

He got SO excited. I told him good job and gave him a very special treat.

We put the helper seat on the toilet and he loves it.

He doesn't always go on it. He still wears his diaper around the house. I don't force or even ask him if he has to go to the potty. I wait tell its his idea, him dragging me to the bathroom or running to me saying "ewww ewww".

If he wants to go great, if not that's ok too.

I think he is more ready than I am for this.

I never thought I would be trying to potty train him before he is even 2.

Any advice for a first time potty training mommy?


  1. How exciting. I think you need much advise! It seams you're on the right track. I would continue to not force it and let him do his thing! bet he will be done wearing diapers before you know it... Much easier than my daughter!


  2. That's awesome. Keira was really interested in using the potty then she got sick and now has lost all interest.

  3. All my 3 kids were different! The first was dry day and night within two weeks and never had an accident. The second never really got the hang of it ( and still has the occasional last minute rush at 9!) and my girl just sorted herself out when she was ready. I think it is a physical thing - if the sensation is there, they are ready. If not, don't try. Sounds like your little man is on his way! Good going - stay chilled, it's the best way!!! X

  4. WOW, he is so young! I am impressed. I haven't ever potty trained.. so no luck here! Goodluck to you!

  5. My kids are incredibly stubborn! Judah didn't potty train until he was 3.
    Ora was over 3 1/2. I was sure she wouldn't be ready for school!
    But luckily she finally decided to go!
    I am so glad!

  6. That is great! Enjoy it. We are working hard on our 3.5 year old, so if your little one shows interest early, go for it! My biggest tip for boys is to make sure they start sitting down, rather than standing up.

  7. Wow! I sure hope my little girl jumps at the idea of potty training like your little boy obviously has. I've got no insights for you, but sure hope it goes great!


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