I really hope one of my awesome readers can help me. Please please please. You might recall yesterday I mentioned that we are going to start potty training Alex today. Well we started! It started off bad, when I suggested him taking off his diaper and using the potty he had a melt down. So I backed off. A few hours later he WANTED to wear his big boy underwear! yay! I was super happy. So we got him all decked out in his new Cars undies. Then he peed on the floor. Oh big deal, I moved him onto his potty, and explained (for the hundred millionth time) that we have to pee on the potty, not on the floor. Had him help clean up his mess, and put clean undies on.
Then he peed on the floor again. Went through the same routine. He seemed to get it. He told me he needed to pee on the potty, not the floor.
Then 2 minutes later (literally TWO EFFING MINUTES) I walked back into the living room to find him squatted on the floor WATCHING himself pee. As soon as he seen me he bolted to his potty. But he was already done. Again we cleaned up and talked about it. Then a did a mommy bad and put him in a diaper. I probably shouldn’t have. But he asked for it and I could tell he was getting upset about the accidents. I don’t want to discourage him from potty training by making him feel bad about accidents… but obviously being as positive as I have been (accident’s happen, it’s okay, let’s clean it up etc) isn’t getting the point across that he NEEDS to pee on the potty and not on my floor.
Anyone have any tips?
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