I worked with him off and on all year but I could tell that mentally he was just not getting it. I was just running myself ragged taking him in the bathroom every 30 minutes. I even tried going cold turkey and using good ol' cotton training pants. He soaked 12 pair in one day and I said the heck with it.
I wanted to get this battle won this summer... but he's also been getting his molars and he gets the runs while teething. SO, not gonna even go there while that's going on!!
Then my FIL showed me an article in the paper about potty training on certain days according to the Farmer's Almanac. I told my girlfriend about it... she tried it and it worked!! I didn't want to do anything before we went to Branson, but was ready to go full on when we got back. So this past Friday was one of THE DAYS, and it worked out perfectly because I was off work Fri, Sat, Sun, and Mon.
I have spent so much $$$ on different potty seats. The first one I bought was a little chair, with a removable cushy seat. I wanted him to be comfy, ya know? Well, that thing was gross. When he peed, the stream would hit the guard, then run all around the underside of the cushy seat. So, not only did I have to empty the potty, but lift that seat out of it and clean all of that. Blech!
Here he is at a year old wearing a onsie my friend made. The front says "Birthday Boy Bandit".
Next, I bought him a cushy seat that fits on top of the regular toilet. That one sucked because the splash guard was too wide and looked like it hurt his legs. So, I bought another cushy one with a built in guard in the molded cushiness. This one worked pretty well, so I bought another for the upstairs bath. Yet still, pee would get between the two seats once in a while, plus I really got sick of moving it back and forth for when we adults had to go.
Finally I found the flip-n-flush! It's an awesome seat that attaches between the normal toilet seat and lid. Flip it down for them, flip it up for you, and you can close the lid when you don't wanna look at it. You can also pop it right off if you're having company and don't want them to see or deal with it.
Look at my big boy buckaroo! *SNIFF*
Now he can go to Pre School this fall... or as he calls it, "Pretty School", ha!
I LOVE the flip-n-flush!! I just give the built in guard a wipe after I wipe him and we're good to go!
Next up is Potty Time with Elmo. This song is pretty cute too! Elmo *really* gets on my nerves tho, can't take much of him!
This is just a parady of Bear; "Soulja Bear"... I found it while searching for the others and just cracked up watching it, so I thought I'd share~