Like every mother I was anxious about potty training my son. He had turned two and I had enough of poop on my hands. I couldn't take it more(I know he is my son and I should love his poop too, but common man).
I wanted him to be trained before he started playschool in june. I had read enough to know that this wasn't a two day job. And it really wasn't!
I had never gotten a small pot only for the reason that I knew before the age of two my son was not ready. Hats off to moms who do it before.
But I felt it was only right when he was a bit more versed with words and understanding the feeling of wanting to poop. I had faked using the toilet in front of him.
I waited for almost a week for him to understand the concept of pooping in the pot. Since he was always doing it in his pampers, in a certain place and made a certain face. I had caught on all those small things that only a mother can know.
And then the day came to put the plan to action. Obviously my son cried and he didn't poop in the pot. We tired ipads. We tried animal props. We tried singing songs. We tried everything. And nothing happened. However I would sit with him in the toilet everyday for at least fifteen minutes. And then one morning he said he wanted to poop. I jumped up with joy, rushed him into the toilet that is only used by and for my toddler.
Suhaan had a few tantrums but I kept my cool.
Repeated everything from ipad-ing to toys and everything he could ask for. He was now comfortable and didn't mind sitting on the pot without any fuss. But before we'd reach the toilet accidents happened.
It took a few more days but today with great pride i can say my two and half year old is completely potty trained. At all times he tells me about his wanting to poop or pee. We are happy and proud to say are final goodbyes to pampers.
🔑 I didn't force him nor did I rush him
🔑 I gave him a lot of time and encouragement
🔑 I gave him everything he asked for as he sat on the pot to keep him engaged.
🔑 the potty seat I use has the thomas train on it!
He was obsessed with the cartoon and I had cashed that into my account!
🔭 I haven't seen the future but I know accidents can happen and will happen. My main aim is to keep calm and let him understand for himself.