We’re on Day 5 of potty training! Malachi is doing fairly well during the day. Still having a few accidents. Our biggest issue is getting him to tell us consistently that he has to go. He will start to go and if we catch him, we’ll run to the toilet and he will finish. Most of the time, though, we’ll tell him, “Tell mommy and daddy when you have to go.” He’ll whine or give some sign that we *think* he’s needing to go and when he sits on the toilet he almost always goes. But he’s not coming to us to tell us beforehand. So, according to the boot camp we’re doing, you’re not supposed to do timers or make them try to go b/c you want to train them to tell you and learn their own body signals. But I know plenty of parents who have made their kids try. So my question is: For those that have used the boot camp and other methods, how long did it take for the child to tell you they had to go on their own?
Second issue: Wetting the bed. He had been doing really well for the first few nights of keeping his undies dry. But the past 2 mornings he’s woken up damp. The sheets are dry, so I think he’s going as soon as he wakes up a little in his undies. Again, the boot camp tells you to not use pull-ups b/c they can become a crutch. What do you all think?
Finally, I’ll leave you with one of the cutest little boo-boo’s (this is what the boys call their bottoms)…
Also, update on Lincoln!!! He wanted to wear the big boy undies yesterday evening (okay it was through bribery with M&M’s!) But he was happy to keep them on all evening! This mornng he did not want to wear them though… and I’m fine with that cause I think one kid is just about all I can handle!