Thursday, July 17, 2008

more on potty training

Samuel continues to do great with potty training!  But it hasn't been without it's challenges.  I told him it's his job to know when he has to go, so I try not to give him reminders, and he's good about going.  However, I do insist he go at certain times during the day (before sleep and after waking, for example) and Mr. Independent is often not willing to go when it's at the suggestion of others.  The problem is, if he doesn't go just after waking, he tends to wait until it's an emergency and if he then has a tantrum or a time-out, that's when the rare accident will occur.  Since I can't force the kid on the potty, I went to the potty pros for more info.  I stumbled upon a couple good resources that I thought I'd pass along.

Even if you aren't a fan of the methods introduced on this site, you will find other useful tools.  Lots of potty paraphernalia is available here.  I personally was excited to find the printable potty charts.  I'm using a potty chart to give Sam a sticker every time he goes potty (and washes his hands, another challenge!) both on his own and when I ask him to.  After 4 successful days of going potty when asked he'll get to pick out a toy at Target.  I'm hoping it won't take long for going potty after waking to just become a habit that I don't have to enforce.

Narmin Parpia, author of "Potty Training in One Day - A Guide for Today's Parents", is the potty training expert on this site.  I think the "one day training" method was first widely introduced by Dr. Phil and similar methods were later written by authors such as Teri Crane in "Potty Train Your Child in Just One Day".

Another spot to purchase PT products.  Here is a wider selection of potty seats, etc.  

I can not believe how many products are out there centered around PTing!  I personally had a little chuckle at the following products.

And this one may be a good idea, who knows.  But I couldn't resist posting this product since their motto is, "Where our aim is to improve his."


Rebecca a.k.a. Mum said...

WTG Sammy, sounds like he is going great with PT Tricia!!! :)

Personal Trainer Network said...

It has great details and yet it is easy to understand.That's what i was looking for. I will definitely share it with others.Thanks for sharing.

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