Tuesday, June 15, 2010
We have been battling the potty training lately. When I ask him if he has to go, his response is, "No thanks, I'm busy". While it's kind of funny, it's a little frustrating.
Today, I decided to bribe him. I know it's probably not the best way to get him to go. But it worked tonight.
I bought a learning game from Discovery Toys . It's called, Busy Farm . It teaches skills like colors, reading, and all kinds of stuff. We played it for the first time a couple of days ago. He loved it. It says ages 3+ but Jack was able to get many of the concepts. A mom in our playgroup is a consulant for the company so I've been to many parties and have quite a collection of their toys.
When we got home, he asked to play. Again, I reminded that if he went potty, we could play. So, we went into the bathroom. After 30 seconds, he wanted to get up. I reminded him again. I swear like a second later, he went! This is the 3rd time in I bet 3 months that he's used the potty. He was pretty excited and I made sure to give him lots of hugs, kisses, and high fives.
While we had a good potty time today. I also had a parenting fail. After he was done he pulled up his pants with no diaper. I thought we were cool because he had just pottied and I'd have him do it again in an hour. I was on the phone with a friend and I hear, "Mom!! Help! I got poop on me!" What!? I go to him and he had pooed on the floor! A total Mommy fail on my part.
What are your opinions of bribery for potty training? I'm really interested on everyone's thoughts.
Posted by Michelle at 9:14 PM