Jeremy and I decided while he had a few long weekends that we would make the transition out of diapers and into underwear with Nolan. We’ve been working on it for a while and felt like this would be a good time. He’s done really well so far and after 4 days he hasn’t had any accidents and has just been wearing a diaper or pull up to sleep. It’s been an adjustment being out in public and remembering to ask him to go but it’s been smoother than I imagined.
We’d been encouraging him to use the little potty’s that we had for a few months which he took to pretty well but thought it was time to switch to the regular one. At first he was pretty reluctant but he was glad to get a sticker or an m&m as a potty treat and that helped us make the switch initially. Now he’s using the regular potty and gets a treat sometimes if he does a good job without stalling or trying to avoid going. There’s definitely mornings and times where he is playing and doesn’t want to take a break to go but usually he’s pretty compliant and proud after he goes.
Since this was our first time potty training it was a new experience for all of us but overall I thought it went reasonably well. I’m definitely expecting some accidents in the years to come and have made sure to have an extra set of pants and underwear in the diaper bag just in case. It will be a little longer until we transition during naps and overnight as he doesn’t always wake up dry. Our little boy is definitely becoming a bigger kid everyday and becoming more and more independent and self sufficient. We’re proud of him and can’t wait to see what he learns in 2018!