Daily Life, Parenting

Potty Training: An Update

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Two weeks ago, I posted about our journey in potty training. As it turns out, teaching a two year old how to use the bathroom is more difficult than I imagined it would be.  C will be two and a half next month and, logically, I know it’s time to get serious but my child doesn’t seem to want to sit on the potty.  That’s where the potty chart came in. In case you missed my first post…here’s what the chart looked like:

Potty Incentives

I thought (and still think) that using charts for toddlers is a great idea. So much so, in fact, that I started a daily activity chart in C’s room with a list of things we need to accomplish every day (like getting dressed, brushing our teeth, reading books, rest/nap time, etc). At the end of the day, we go over her chart and she gets a smiley face for every completed task. When she fills up the chart, she gets a reward. As wonderful as the daily chart is, I think I may have had a bigger vision than we’re capable of right now for our potty time chart. That’s not to say that it won’t be a great resource for later on down the road (or for children who have more interested and are willing to actually sit down to use the bathroom) but, for now, we need to try something different.

Someone on my Facebook page suggested giving her little toys or treats whenever she sits on the potty. So that’s where we’re at now. Per the usual, I’ll keep you guys updated in a couple of weeks on our progress. Until then, I’ve got a great Vitacost review and Zaggora giveaway coming down the pipe tomorrow and Tuesday and am excited to share both of those with you!

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