Alright blogger friends, I need your advice! I am taking on the potty training challenge. Jonah turned 2 in June. It's time. Lily was already potty trained when she was Jonah's age. It was so easy with her. She had one accident on the carpet and that's it. Since then, only the potty. Jonah's been a different story. I've heard that boys are harder than girls. I tried with him a few months ago, and he just keep going on the carpet. It's like he didn't even know that he was going to the bathroom! Silly guy.
Right now, little man is sitting next to me on his red Ikea potty, watching Dora. Now I don't like to let the kids watch too many shows (we don't really have TV, so the kids only watch shows we have on VHS or DVD) during the day, but this is the only thing that will make him sit in one spot for an extended period of time. If he goes in the potty, he gets an M&M. That's what we did with Lily and it seemed to work great. I feel like once he actually goes in the potty, he will finally know what it feels like, and want to do it again. We just have to get that one pee into the potty!
It's harder than with Lily because now, I just don't have time to sit with him on the potty all day. We have places to go, errands to run, sisters to pick up from school and so on. Not to mention baby sister... poor third child, not enough time in the day to give each child enough attention.
So, all you blogging mommies out there, what's your advice for potty training boys? Did you do the pull-up route, or the naked week route, or something in between? I would love to hear what everyone's stories are!