Tomorrow is the start of a whole new world… a diaper free world for Mavrick. We are starting the 3 day potting training technique in hopes that he will be amongst the success stories and diaper free in time to start his new daycare on Tuesday. I know a few mothers who attempted this technique. One fully successful, another who might have to attempt it once again and one who is fully day trained but not night trained.
My goal was to have Mavrick potty trained before his 2nd birthday. Why? Well, first of all buying disposable diapers for two kids definitely doesn’t help the bank. Plus I was told boys have a window for potty training and just recently he started showing signs of readiness so we decided to do it. For the past 2 weeks, we’ve been prepping for this coming weekend. We started to reduce the amounts of liquids Mavrick drank before bed, started verbalizing that poopy diapers were yucky, introduced him to the potty (even if he has no interest what so ever), explained to him what mommy was doing on the toilette and telling him that diapers were for babies and that he was a big boy now.
I went ahead and purchased gold star stickers, snacks that Mavrick adores that we will use as rewards and 4 bigger rewards for milestone events (for example when he starts verbalizing pee-pee & poo, when he actually pees and poops in the potty for the first time etc) We purchased about 20 pairs of toddler underwear, 8 of which are ones that really make him want to wear them because they have Buzz Light Year & Woody and some with Flash McQueen.
What’s left to buy before tomorrow is a plastic mattress cover seeing that Mavrick will obviously pee his bed the first night, but I rather wash the sheets than to resort to pull-ups. I am really afraid that if I start using pull-ups he will simply consider them a diaper. Fingers crossed that by day 3 he gets both day and night potty.
1. BABYBJÖRN Potty Chair | 2. Potty Board Books | 3. Goldfish Snack Crackers | 4. Aqueduck Faucet Extender | 5. Potty Hook | 6. Gold Stars Stickers | 7. Disney Pixar Toy Story Toddler Boys Briefs | 8. Disney Pixar Cars Soft Potty Seat | 9. Summer Infant Deluxe Piddle Pad | 10. BABYBJORN Safe Step
I will blog about the experience after the fact, but I might have to wait a few weeks in hopes not to jinx it. But until then, you can follow my tweets about potty training via the #3daypottytraining hashtag (clearly I’m stealing Jenna‘s idea) I apologize in advance to those who follow my twitter and couldn’t care less about potty training, but know it will be 3 days of tweets and then I’ll resume the usual program. hehe.
Wish us luck!