Three Weeks and Counting . . .
I can’t believe that Baby Bug will be starting preschool in about 3 weeks. Where did the time go? The only problem is that she needs to be potty trained before she starts and she’s nowhere close to it. I’m at my wits end.
Our local newspaper recently printed an article with suggestions on the best way to get your child potty trained quickly. Some of the tips I’ve heard of before like:
- Stop talking to your child about using the potty
- Get rid of the diapers
- Don’t stay in the bathroom with your child
However, he did make one suggestion that I was kind of bothered by. He recommended that right after your child eats a high fiber breakfast, gate him in the bathroom naked from the waist down and don’t let him out until he poops in the potty no matter how long it takes. He even says not to reward or even praise your child for being successful.
I’ve never been a big believer in tough love especially when it comes to potty training. I believe it will happen when the time is right. After all, she’s not going to be 5 years old and still wearing diapers . . . I hope. I guess I was just hoping that it would be as easy as it was with Girlie Girl. She practically trained herself!
Anyway, I have three weeks to do this so wish me luck! What worked for you?
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Kailani is the owner and founder of An Island Life. You'll find her sharing her daily life as a mother to 3 wonderful daughters, working as a flight attendant, and living a blessed life in Hawaii. She is also the founder of the group review site - Family Review Network. Follow along on her adventure of a lifetime this Winter as a member of the Vaseline Dry Skin Patrol!