The potty papers, day 1

Canada
January 23, 2017 5:58pm CST
Don't worry, I won't go into too much detail. This morning, I started potty training my son. He turned 3 last August and we have made some weak attempts prior to today. His diaper was soaked, but he still went on the potty when I got him out of bed. He did have a number 1 accident and a number 2 accident early on, but he has stayed dry and clean since. I have an app on my phone that sounds an alarm every 45 minutes and we can record his success. We even had to make a trip to the city this afternoon, and I wasn't confident enough in his ability, so he wore a diaper, which he kept dry the entire 2 hours we were gone. Hopefully this is the beginning of the end for diapers in this house!
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@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
24 Jan 17
Day 1 down..hope he continues to do well with his potty training.
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• Canada
24 Jan 17
Of course he had an accident just before the last alarm went. Oh well, it will happen eventually.
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@Happy2BeMe (74936)
• Canada
24 Jan 17
@Morethanamom yes it will.
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• United States
24 Jan 17
Bit of a late starter at three, don't you think ?
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• Canada
24 Jan 17
Not really. While kids can be ready to potty train as early as 18 months, some kids can be as late as 4 years old. My oldest finally figured it out just before she turned 4. Even with a child starting school at the age of 4, they don't have to be completely trained, but they have to be able to change themselves and clean themselves up if needed.
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• United States
24 Jan 17
@Morethanamom well true and I do NOT like to put any child into some standard continuum designed by some dumb psychologist panel (and I took psychology for 11 years to get a masters in it and still feel this way about the system)-- I just thought it was a bit late cause some of my friends children were out of diapers as early as 11 months !
@mommaj (22891)
• United States
24 Jan 17
@Morethanamom I will never forget potty training my daughter. She had pullups on until she was four. For the longest time she told me the potty was a monster and she didn't want it to swallow her. One day when she was four she looked at me and said, "I'm ready for big girl undies." I didn't know whether to cry or laugh. From that moment on she never had an accident and went to the potty on her own.
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
24 Jan 17
I LOVE your title! Hope the training goes smoothly.
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• Canada
24 Jan 17
:) I tried to go for something catchy, but clean.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
24 Jan 17
@Morethanamom I think you succeeded!
@lealuvy2j (1989)
• Philippines
24 Jan 17
Best of luck to your son! I do hope he gets potty trained as soon as possible.
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• Canada
24 Jan 17
Thanks. I am hoping it won't take too long.
• United States
24 Jan 17
I'm sure he'll get the hang of it pretty soon
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@KristenH (24964)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
24 Jan 17
Big baby steps for him. Uh-oh! I hope no more diapers for you in the future.
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• Canada
24 Jan 17
thanks. I hope this doesn't take long. We can't go to the early years center if he is having too many accidents. Hopefully by the end of the week we can attempt a trip out.
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@KristenH (24964)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
24 Jan 17
@Morethanamom you're welcome. Me too. I hope so.
@mommaj (22891)
• United States
24 Jan 17
Potty training is so much fun. Sometimes you want to pull your hair out and other days you want to hide somewhere so you can laugh. Both of mine were clowns when it came to potty training so I had to learn not to laugh in front of them and to hold my temper. Thankfully, God gave me a lot of patience.
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