He is still in diapers when he sleeps, but I’d venture to say this boy is potty-trained! It took quite a few months and quite a few accidents, but we are over the hump and couldn’t be prouder.
Bribery with treats. He got to the point of hovering over the potty and then clapping for himself, demanding a jellybean. It was hilarious and unproductive.
Asking if he needs to go. He still fights this with a quick, “No thank you.”
Leaving him alone to play with a potty nearby. While this system occasionally leaves a bit of a mess for us to clean up, it seems to work pretty effectively. We often run upstairs to change the girls or put them down for naps and come back down to a potty with a deposit. He’s usually squealing and clapping for himself, too. Maybe he likes his privacy?!
Big brother cheerleaders. They whoop & holler & high-five him all the time. We recently picked up some toddler boxer briefs, since that’s what they wear. Ames woke up from his nap and hit the roof. He adores those boys, and now he gets to match!
Upstairs potty + downstairs potty. I tried using only one potty for a couple of months, and it was absolutely silly. Now we have one for each floor, and it’s made all the difference in the world. Convenience and quick access really do matter! I recently bought one for the car, and we’ve been accident-free since.
All in all, he’s getting it! I’m thankful for all of the advice I received from you guys. I tried a little of this and a little of that, and eventually it just clicked with him. Looking forward to the weeks to come, and I am excited for him to be diaper-free completely!