Potty Training | The Momma Diaries

Friday, September 21, 2012

Potty Training

Oh potty training.  I have such a love/hate relationship with you.  Do you realize my first post on potty training was over a year ago?  Silly, silly me, for thinking it was going to be that easy.  Because, one year later, I found myself writing another "starting potty training" post. 

So, where are we at?

Well.  It's been a slow course, to say the least.  But, Lincoln has been willing, so that's really half the battle.  While I tried to be all hardcore about potty training, and attempt to do a 3 day method, I very quickly realized that wasn't going to work for Lincoln.  My sweet boy is very stubborn strong willed.

We decided to take the potty training approach slowly, and basically let Lincoln take the lead.  We quickly found that he would eagerly pee in the potty before bathtime.  So. We did just that.  It became such a routine, that Lincoln would take his clothes off, and just go to the potty to pee, automatically before each bath. 

Over the course of this past week, he has made even more improvement.  I really don't want to jinx myself, but I'm going to go all out and say Lincoln is 100% pee potty trained!  He has not had an accident in 5 days, and he is asking to go potty!!! 

Although we still have him in a diaper during the night and for naptime, he surprisingly woke up last night at 1am to go potty!! 

Now I know what you're all thinking.  "What about the dreaded poop?"  Well.  We're getting there.  He's only had one accident and that thankfully was at my in-laws house.  He seems to still be grasping the concept and being able to distinguish the urge, so to say.

But?  I am so proud of my boy!  And even better?  He is SO proud of himself!! I feel confident to say our days of buying diapers are almost done. 

OH.  I forgot to mention.  Lincoln prefers to pee standing up.  Already.  And of course he has terrible aim.  Which of course he finds hysterical.  Boys.



  1. Our potty trainIng experience with Xander has bee very similar. I fell into the dream that the 3 day method would work before realizing it just didn't for my stubborn boy. It took us over a year to potty train and he didn't start until he was ready. Once he got it it happened fast. He did so well this week on out roadtrip with no regression and even started telling us he needs to poop yay!!! Good luck there is end on sight.

  2. omg I can't even think about potty training. I think I'm going to put it off until she's 3 or something. It's just so inconvenient (am i the worst??)


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