Whenever my kids were at the potty training stage I always had such a difficult time getting them interested in using the potty. I don’t know if they just weren’t interested or if they were too busy playing to stop and use the potty. With my youngest, it was at the point where I didn’t think he’d ever get potty trained. I tried everything I could think of. I mean there was no bribing this child with toys or stickers. He wasn’t going to use the potty, well because he just didn’t want to. I wish had this book then. It probably would have made things a lot easier. My youngest is 9 now so I don’t quite remember exactly how I finally got him completely potty trained. I just know it was a long, arduous task. It involved me stressing out and on the verge of just accepting that my son was going to be in diapers well into adult hood or at least until middle school. But yes, he was eventually potty trained and doesn’t require diapers or pullups.
However, I have run into yet another potty training problem. I currently provide childcare for a nearly 3 year old girl. She has a potty chair here but she refuses to use it. I’ve also offered to let her use the “big” potty, but she also refuses that. I am thinking about suggesting this book to her mom so maybe whenever there’s another long holiday weekend, she can work on training her.
So to all you moms out there: How long did it take you to potty train your little one/s? Was it easier or more difficult that you had imagined?
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