Thursday, October 17, 2013

Potty Training: Tales From the Loo

Apparently once babies are born, they just keep growing bigger and smarter at an exponentially fast pace? I know it's a cliche, but where did the time go? My baby Grace is two, and very much not a baby anymore. 

Now, if only we could be done with diapers... We've had some success and I've even risked it and let her run around naked a few times, but I don't think we're quite there yet. Luckily she still thinks it's fun to wipe, flush and wash her hands. 

I found some ideas on Pinterest for a potty chart, so we've been trying that for the last couple of weeks. (How cute is this chart from The Scrap Shoppe Blog?) 

Check out The Scrap Shoppe Blog to get your own free printable potty chart
Basically with the chart, Grace gets a sticker each time she successfully uses the potty. Once she fills up a whole row with 5 stickers, she gets a sweet treat (jelly beans). When she fills up the whole chart, she gets to pick out a toy at the store. Yes, I know I'm bribing her, but at least it's positive reinforcement, right? 

What are your potty training go-to tricks? I'm all ears for suggestions/commiserating tales. 

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