With all the responsibilities that are growing with my child, I think potty training is the hardest scene of parenting. Now my boy is 2 years old, I feel like It’s the time to wean him off diapers. So, how to start? I remember when I changed his poopy diaper for the first time, back then I thought this is the most difficult part of motherhood (Oh, how naive I was, but I had no previous experience, and I didn’t know what was waiting for me!) Nowadays, I can do it with my eyes closed, it turned out it’s not a thing, it just became one of my daily routine. But now I’m looking at him and wondering, how can I let him understand that here where he should pee. How can I make sure that he can get this and respond to it? I think it’s so troublesome!!
I looked for many instructions, and most of them say that you should start showing your kid at early age how YOU go to bathroom, like when he’s one year old and something!! Anyway, I started doing this. Every time I wanted to go there, he was following me, laughing, as something funny is happening. (Oh, no privacy at all, even in the bathroom)
Later on, I started teaching him how to sit on his new small blue (his favorite color ever) potty, with his clothes on. He enjoyed it, and he seems to have fun sitting on it, and pretending to pee.
But after a while, when I start helping him to sit down on it with his clothes off. He started to shout and cry and scream as loud and hard as he can!!!
And that happened everytime I do so. Then I begin to show him that it’s ok, you’ve already tried it with your diaper on, it’s the same, nothing has changed. But he strongly rejects to listen!!
I’ve tried desperately to convince him just to sit on it without diaper!! I’ve tried putting him next to TV, so he can watch his animations. I also saved all the nice toys that he loves (mostly cars) to this time. Besides, I gave him candies, popcorn and whatever he likes, but they all went in vain.
I’m trying to bring up the subject of the potty in our conversations, and in the bedtime stories (like I think your teddy bear wants to go potty, or maybe your car needs to go pee-pee). It’s all about raising awareness about going potty and make him comfortable with the overall concept.
Now I got to the point where I think I’m going to give up!! I really think he’s not ready yet. So I will wait a few months and then try again later.