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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Potty Trained

Well, Reid is potty trained (I guess, when is it official?)! I began last Thursday (a little over a week ago) and since then he has had only 2 "full" accidents when he couldn't hold it in, and 1 super nasty poo accident where he couldn't make it to the potty fast enough. At least he finished in the potty and only a little escaped, but let me tell you, it's a wonder that I didn't throw up.

G-R-O-S-S!!!! Anyway, he's been to Mother's Day Out and we've been out and about a lot and he's worn his underwear and is telling us when he needs to go! Keeping to Reid fashion, he doesn't like for us to ask him if he needs to go, which is a little scary because we just have to rely on him to let us know. Luckily he does, but he sure doesn't go potty very often! We are doing pull-ups for nap and bedtime - don't really want to tackle that battle!!!

For the last 6/7/8 months Reid has been using the potty before bed and then get 1 M&M for pee and 2 for poo, so it wasn't like the potty was some foreign concept to him. I think it was so much easier when we actually started potty training because he was ready and used to the potty. I didn't read a book, I just looked online and combined a couple different methods. The morning we started, before nap, I set the kitchen timer for 30 minute increments and when the buzzer sounded he would have to use the potty. If he would go, he'd get M&Ms. I also gave him salty foods so he'd be thirsty and lemonade - a drink he loves - so he'd have to go more. After nap he started resisting going when I wanted him to and since I didn't want to make a big issue over it, I just had him tell me if he needed to go. Friday we stayed in and did pretty much the same thing but without the kitchen timer. Since then we've gone somewhere pretty much everyday and it's just getting him used to telling us and being able to hold it.

Practicing for a future career in underwear modeling :)



13 comments:

The Leonard Four said...

what an adorable future underwear model! :) glad that potty training went smoothly for you cutie little man!

Katie said...

Way to go Reid!!!!

Tiffany said...

Yay for good potty training!! Such an adorable future undwerwear model :-)

Dunhams said...

Yay, Reid!! He sure does look cute in his big boy pants :)

Natalie said...

how exciting! i hope bennett is that easy... :)

Lindsay Wagner said...

What a stud in the big boy underwear! ;) Am I am quite jealous...can't WAIT to start potty training Hayden. And I am beyond impressed that you did it with a newborn.......way to go!

Samantha said...

Great job Reid- and Meredith! I remember when I went through it with Afton. I felt like I was the one getting trained! But after it was all said and done, it is so much easier than messing with diapers. We used M&M's too!

Donnell Days said...

Yea Reid!!! I'm so impressed with how quickly he did it!!

Team Carroll said...

Shut your mouth! LOVE IT!! Yay for Reid!! He did it so quickly!! I can't wait to hear more!! He's definitely got a future in the underwear modeling business ;)

B.E.A.L. said...

Yay for Reid and Mommy too! That is so awesome that he picked it up so quickly!

He looks so cute in his big boy undies!

Chelsi said...

That is so awesome! I'm jealous! Way to go Reid!!

The Lance Family said...

What a cute little underwear model! Yay for Reid!!!

The Wilson Family said...

YAY REID!!!! I am so impressed with how easy potty training was for you guys!!! Reid looks ADORABLE in his cute little underwear.... such a big boy!!!