Potty Training advice
OK Ladies, I am in need of some advice. I would really love to get my 2 yr old potty trained before his 3rd birthday so he can go to preschool. He knows what to do and will tell me when he has wet or dirtied his diaper but has NO interest in the potty at all. People keep telling me he will do it when he is ready but I feel like he is just being stubborn and needs incentive. I've tried treats for going in the potty, it worked once.
Start with the "last box" of diapers.. You tell him a week or 10 days in advance that it's the last box of his size and they don't make them for 3 year olds.. and then every day, happily remind him that you have "18 diapers left" and he's a big boy..
Then the last day.. you go to underwear.. that are NEW and in the package for him to open and that;s it... here's the deal.. as you are HAPPILY reminding him he's on his last diaper you are also still encouraging the potty.. but not pushing.. playfully reminding him that in 7 days he will need to use it.. etc..
Then once the diapers are gone.. they're GONE.. and you will have accidents.. I had them in Target and stores.. and I knew they would happen and so I was always prepared with extra clothes for those days.. All of my kids.. had maybe 2-3 accidents in public.. and we would finish our shopping and I would be very sweet and tell them it's okay, but we would change them in 10 minutes.. or they would finish the shopping.. first.. so that they didn't LOVE having an accident.. NOT PUNISHING them..
And all the while YOU make the rules.. YOU don't go out to the park until EVERYONE Pottys.. etc..
If you stick to it.. if you can really get it down.. then they will follow.. :)