Sunday, November 4, 2012

Daddy Talk: Tinkle Think

Trying to figure out the whole potty training thing is a bit confusing for me. I don't really know how to encourage my son to pee in the potty, let alone poo in it.

I think at this point he isn't quite ready, and it's mostly up to us to keep him from getting scared of it. Which so far hasn't been a problem. He sees it, sits on it and is good with it as an accessory piece. Outside of that I'm not really too worried about it.

There are plenty of books on the subject and plenty of different ideas. Our neighbors took their boy out to a farm, stripped him naked and, poof, he was done. Our experience with having our boy walk around naked has been that he pees on the carpet -- and sometimes, in the tub.

Potty training is definitely one of those things with many paths to the same endpoint. The best way seems to be anything with patience involved.


  1. Just a warning Justin would have nothing to do with it till he was 3. Then I used bribery with toy cars little ones for pee and bigger ones for pooh. Worked like a charm he was easy, but before 3 he wouldn't even think about it. So I didn't push it. Have fun!!! Melinda

  2. I didn't even try working on it with Wyatt until he turned 3 and he's now 4 1/2 and we are still working on not Pooping and Peeing in the pants. Though for the most part he does pretty good.