One of my very best friends (found here) has three adorable boys. They all arrived before Carter, so I glean some parenting advice from her from time to time. I've always been told that boys are typically more difficult to potty train that girls. And...my pediatrician said that 3-3.5 years is the average age of potty training for her boy patients.
At that, I gasped. While I know every child is different and runs on his/her own schedule, I didn't really want to have Carter in diapers for another year and a half.
Then came Erin's advice: "Do the three day training by Lora Jenson!" Mrs. Jenson explains that 22 months has been the perfect age for her five boys, and she takes a very positive 3 day approach to get her boys into underwear and out of diapers for good.
Last Thursday night, I knew we had a free weekend coming up, and my Mom so graciously offered to watch Peter during the 1st and 2nd day (praise the Lord)! So, Jeremy and I decided to bite the bullet and spent our weekend (literally) asking Carter to tell us if he needed to go potty.
It went a little something like this:
Friday - 17 accidents, and a wet bed after a nap
Saturday - 3 accidents, a night sleep that ended up wet
Sunday - 1 accident
Today - he slept 12 hours last night without an accident and has been a champ this morning!!
A side note: he never had a "number 2" accident!
I would say that is a success!
I realize that it won't be a perfect go from here on out, but he's done so well, and I'm so proud of him. The size 4 diapers are now in a box for Peter - WOOHOO!