pottytraining

Does anyone have suggestions to help potty train Kaylin? She will be 2 Aug 14. She takes off her pull up, underwear and sometimes her clothes before she squats to go potty. Having said this I have relocated the potty into the living room which is the place the kids spend most of their time during the day. I have tried having her go bare for three days and still no luck. She will tell me immediately before she goes potty that she has to go potty (literally Mommy I need potty followed by her squatting and going pee). I take her to the bathroom with me every time I have to go or Rebecca has to go. We sing songs, read stories and play with lotion to get her to sit longer. On the rare occasion she does go pee in the potty she does get a fun puppy sticker (she loves puppies) and I say she has earned the sticker because she went pee pee in the potty.

I would love to see her be potty trained before 3 years old which is when Rebecca finally figured it out. One day it all just clicked and there were no accidents or wet beds. My husband has been putting pressure on me to get her potty trained because the neighbor has shared their spending habits(how much they spend on household items food/diapers/soap/paper products etc) and even though we have one more child than they have he is convinced we should be spending the same as they are. I do most of the shopping but I follow my list exactly and the only time I add something to the cart is if I forgot to write cheese or hotdogs on the list. So I guess I have another question: is spending $1000 a month on food, two kids in diapers/pull ups, paper products, bath soap, vitamins, and anything else the house needs reasonable? I sure think so but my husband believe I should be spending closer to $500 for everything because the neighbor spends between $500 and $600 a month.

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dianeSylva, North Carolina
    07/03/14
    It sounds to me like she's doing a great job! the fact that she can tell you she's about to go rather then while she's going is a huge step. If the potty is close while that happens I would just grab her and put her on the potty as fast as possible. If you get most of the mess in the pot then she get's praise. IF she holds in and get's all of it she gets a sticker. If she goes to the potty herself then she get's two stickers.

    I'm sure it will just click. Don't worry, she's close!
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      07/03/14
      8Theresa Gould
      I wouldn't be comparing what I spend with anyone. Each family eats and uses products differently. But if my husband was concerned I would definitely look at what I was buying and see where I could cut back OR I would give him my grocery list and in a fun way challenge him to "spend less" than me.

      As far as potty training goes, it sounds like you are doing the right things. I would give it some time. She will be ready when she's ready.
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        07/04/14
        diane
        Thanks everyone. I have cut back on many things. We shop Walmart because there really isn't any other option unless I want to drive an hour one way to go to Asheville. The $1000 includes everything purchased at Walmart not just food (Rx, vitamins, shoes, diapers, wipes, soap, paper towels, napkins, toilet paper, clothes for the kids as needed, etc) I have started making menus and sticking to them. I have also cut meat mostly out of my diet because it is expensive. The only time I do eat meat is when my husband shops with me and puts it in the cart.

        As for giving him the grocery list and challenging him to spend less. I've done this and he always spends more because he always goes down the soda, alcohol, candy, chip isles at the store and puts in a bunch of items. The only difference is he can't be mad at me for spending too much because he is the one who went shopping.
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          07/06/14
          diane
          Guess what???

          I made my husband get up with the girls on July 4. He hates having to get up with the girls and was very mad at me all day especially since both girls decided to go potty in their room. Rebecca has been regressing because of all the attention Kaylin has been getting. Anyway, my husband 'laid down the law' so to speak with the girls, especially Kaylin. After that Kaylin went potty in the toilet five times on the 4th, even when at someone else's house. On July 5 she went a similar amount of times in the potty including poop! She even held her pee while we went shopping at two different stores. I am impressed. On the evening of July 5 I was telling my husband Kaylin will go potty for you much more readily than she will for me so you are going to have to take charge of her potty training. No more just leaving it up to me. (No ladies I'm not giving up. I just know Kaylin is in the 'Daddy' stage where she thinks Daddy is the coolest thing ever.) I'm looking forward to seeing how tomorrow goes (July 6).
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