After showing intense readiness, we have decided to potty train Axel. Here is my situation.
He carries potty around the house saying "poopy" and "potty". He wants to put his own pants off and on. He has an extensive vocabulary and is aware when he is "going" in his pants.
This all lead me to believe that he was ready to go on the potty. What am I, nuts?
Starting on Monday, I committed to poop, pee and a little potty purchased from once-upon-a-child. I know millions of babies and mommies are going through this very same process, but really...how isolated can you get? I haven't left the house in 3 days, and I have seen few signs of improvement.
After much consideration we are using the complete nudity method, ditching the diapers entirely (except during sleepy time) and using a disappointed face when pee hits the floor.
Monday: 1 poop on potty, 1 pee on potty, rest were on the floor
Tuesday: 2 poops on potty, 4 pees on potty, rest were on the floor
Wednesday: so far, 2 pees on the potty, several pees on the floor.
Not sure if I should be encouraged with a 100% success rate for poopy? I'm grasping for any signs of encouragement.
So, in my head, I'm saying "just quit", try again later. In my heart, I know he can do it. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE to get to the point where you are having more than a 50% overall success rate? I am pretty much banking on a week of pure torture and some improvement after that?
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