Thursday, May 6, 2010

TEACH ME THURSDAY – Potty Training 101

potty training Who HATES buying diapers as much as me?!  Who hates having 2 kids in diapers at one time?!  MEEEE!  I know, it could be worse, but it is still no fun.  But, recently, my oldest (who is 2 1/2) has been showing those wonderful signs that he’s ready to start potty training.  Hmmm, maybe I don’t hate buying diapers enough at this point to fully commit to potty training.  But, when I do get over myself, this is seriously the best idea, and so perfect for me!

While Cammie and I were spending the weekend in AZ, Cammie’s sister-in-law (her brother’s wife) told me all about her potty training method (she has 2 boys), and I just have to share.  Don’t you love that I’m making it a “tutorial”?! 

Well, here it is: let your kid run around naked in the backyard for a couple days.  Sounds crazy, but I LOVE it!  Now I know you can’t realistically keep the kid outside ALL day, so when they are inside, make it fun for them to go pee in the grass.  Then when they’ve got it down that they have to go somewhere to pee (like the grass), start pointing them towards the potty.  Then, when that makes sense and is working,  make a huge deal about number 2ing in the potty too.  Cammie’s sister-in-law swears by this method, and used it for both her boys.  I figure it’s worth a try!  There are SO many different ideas and ways to potty train, why not try the crazy, yet easy, one first!  Don’t they say that it really all comes down to whether the kid is ready or not?  If he ain’t ready, it ain’t gonna happen no matter where you’re telling him to pee!  Wish me luck!  I’ll let you know how it goes, as I’m sure you will all be just waiting to hear!



  1. Ok...that's fine but I have a girl that is ready I think....she can't pee outside on the "grass"!! :) Good luck to you!

  2. With my four girls we do the naked in the house and just start with the toilet right off. But naked had always worked well.

    Don't forget the sunscreen!