Potty Training Day 1

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
February 19, 2010

We are working hard on potty training Dallen, who just turned 4.  I told him today that we were going to teach him how to potty train and he was going to be wearing big boy underwear.  I also told him that if he went in the potty, he would get M&Ms as a treat – that’s always a winner!

Well, he went 3 times successfully in the potty and had 3 accidents.  I’m so proud of him for really trying to go.  He was so excited and wanted to save the “yellow water” for daddy to see when he got home.  I told him that I would tell daddy and he would be so happy, but that we should flush and let someone else turn the water “yellow.”  LOL

Let’s see how he does tomorrow!  Oh and I also told him that when he goes in the potty and doesn’t have any accidents, I’ll make a cake just for him (that we’ll all share of course)! 🙂

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

9 Responses to “Potty Training Day 1”

  1. The Gosfam says:

    Good Luck with potty training!! Always a FUN stage. So nice when you eliminate diapers 🙂 You have a while before you will be diaper free 🙂

  2. Amy says:

    Good luck. We bought the e-book 3daypottytraining.com and had great success.

  3. Jill Kathan says:

    Send me an e-mail – I’ll send you my info! It took me 3 days to train my 2 1/2 yr old!


  4. Kayla says:

    Aw, how cute!
    Hey, M&Ms are always a good incentive 🙂

  5. LT says:

    Good luck! It sounds like you are off to a great start! I love the cake idea, what a great thing for him to look forward to.
    We are also in the middle of potty training my almost 4 yr old son, he is doing really great too, and we also used the M&M!!

  6. Badger Momma says:

    Yay, Dallen! We’ve been struggling with potty training here. Both my girls were late starters. One was finally trained when she turned four. She was reading at a 12 year old level before she was potty trained. My other girl is even later. Siiiigh. I keep reminding myself that at least she’ll be potty trained before she graduates high school.

  7. Good job Dallen!! WooHoo – sounds like you are doing a great job Shannon. I remember that it was tough, so hang in there.

  8. Bao says:

    Good luck with potty training. Yes, I hear that M&M’s help! 🙂

  9. mommalovesmee says:

    Even I was thinking of potty training my son, but iguess he is still young for it…

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