Potty training. Is there anything on this beautiful earth that is worse? Ok, so I started thinking that C still wears diapers at night and T still wears diapers full time. I'm not going to have three kids in diapers! I refuse.
So, I started with T a little before his 3rd Birthday. He would produce when I took him every hour. He would still have accidents but he wasn't afraid to do either job in the potty. Well, two months later if I don't take him every hour (which he hates) or if he happens to need to go in between the hours, he just goes. Am I getting anywhere? Will I still be taking him every hour when he's in high school? Is he getting trained or am I getting trained?
He hasn't once recognized that he needs to go beforehand. I know I've done this twice before, but they both pretty much got it around the age of 3. T has no indication that he will be getting in anytime soon. But, I also think we were given T to learn something. Probably patience. He slept through the night later, he talked later, he just generally requires more love and patience. I also swore that after being the first girl in my family to not be a valedictorian, that I wouldn't compare me children to each other either.
You really wish people would tell you that you should never say what your kids will be like before you start having them. My SIL had a big issue with snotty noses, and then had a daughter with adenoid problems. Unless she wanted to wipe until her nose bled, she had to learn to live with a little snot.
I thought people who had kids approaching 4 and weren't potty trained weren't even trying. Now I might be one of them. I used to think that you could make goals for your kids, but the problem is that they have to participate in reaching those goals. What if they don't care?
When you are three, you can start going to preschool, swimming lessons, tumbling etc. But not if you still crap your pants on a regular basis. Should I give up? Swallow my pride? Do you have any amazing potty training tips that works that helps them recogonize or care that they need to go? What about bed wetting? I started a chart yesterday where if he stays dry 30 out of 40 nights, I would buy him the bat cave. He woke up wet.
I told myself that I would never reach the time when I needed to buy size 6's. C has been squeezing into 5's at night for years. But the time has come that I bought size 6. Thanks for letting me vent.