Sound Off! How Did You Reward Your Children When Potty Training?

02/17/2009 at 09:00 AM ET

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Potty training. It’s not fun, it’s not easy, but every parent has to do it. So how do you figure out the “right way” to potty train your child? And how do you encourage him or her to get through it, without falling into a vicious task-reward pattern?

We spoke with Tori Spelling last week, who’s currently potty training son Liam Aaron, 22 months, and she raised smart points about rewards. Tori told CBB, “My fear was getting [Liam] to do it and rewarding him – I didn’t want to be that mom who offered him a cookie when he used the bathroom. Because once you start with something like that, you can’t go back.” A CBB reader poll showed that the majority of readers rewarded children with praise and hugs first, stickers second.

So here’s your chance to Sound Off! How did you reward (or not reward) your child during potty training? Do you have tips for those currently potty training children?

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Lo on

We gave my cousin a gumball for the first few days, then he forgot about it and just went to the potty.

Dawn on

dad and I rewarded our toddler with songs,hugs,high fives,kiss. and sometimes he’ll get a treat.

Aimee on

My 21 month old son came up with his own reward for using the potty. He gets to throw one sheet of toilet paper into the toilet when he uses the potty. I thought better that then needing to give him an m&m every time he uses the potty!

Tracey on

We gave my son M&M’s and we had a sticker chart.

But to be honest..they will train when they are ready..forcing them is not going to work..believe you me I tried…LOL.

My son decided one day that he wasn’t going to wear pull-ups anymore and from that day forward has never ever had an accident.

Jae on

For my 1st child, it was basically cheers, high fives, hugs & kisses. For my 2nd, I just picked up what daycare was doing.. giving her stickers for going #1 & a couple of M&M’s for #2.. but that didn’t last long at all. A few days. Then it was just natural for her to go. She still enjoys stickers & M&M’s though!🙂

Nicole Dennis on

My husband and I bought stickers and every time our daughter went potty on the toilet she got a sticker to put on her bedroom door. Now her door if FULL OF STICKERS!

XOXO on

My daughter decided at 18months she wanted to use the toilet, and not the ‘kid’ toilet the grown-ups one. I did a chart with stickers and I would give her a treat, a caramel apple, a sticker book, a coloring book with crayons, a book, M&Ms…etc.

Kristi on

We started out with stickers and treats. When my son was born I thought for sure that my daughter would regress but she did just the opposite. She came to me one day and said, “I don’t want to wear Pull-Ups anymore, they’re gross” and that was that. She had a few accidents and wouldn’t poop on the potty at all. She’d want the Pull-up on for that. So I asked my pediatrician for advice and she said, “think of a really good bribe”. So, there was a Little Einstein’s rocket toy she really wanted and I told her if she pooped on the potty it was all hers. So the very next day she did just that. My husband called me and told me and when I got home, we went and got it. It was 8:30 at night, but a promise is a promise and she’s been going every since.

Tricia on

I really didn’t reward my son (other than praise & encouragement for success), but I did offer incentive, which seemed to work (or coincided with his readiness, in any case!). I bought him itty-bitty briefs printed with his favorite basketball team’s logo, which really seemed to help–he was so proud of them! Years later, I gave my best girlfriend’s daughter a set of Disney Princess panties when she was potty-training, which she loved.

The thing to remember is that every child progresses differently & at their own pace, and not to get discouraged because they don’t “get it” right away. Also, don’t compare your child with all the other kids you know (even siblings). My son took a loooooong time (was years later diagnosed with ADHD, which explained his distraction from the task at hand), but in the end was just fine, and went happily off to pre-K in his basketball undies.

Stacie on

My 3 1/2 yr old son started potty training around 2yrs or so. That was when he felt ready. We started with little candies when he would go #1, which is what daycare did. And when he went #2, my husband would give him a tiny monster truck.🙂 That went over pretty well with him.

Morgan on

we had a potty party. Clapped, cheered, made a HUGE deal out of it, but no treats.

Trish on

I didn’t give my sons any rewards other than praise. I wanted for them to be ready to use the potty and then they did it on their own. No accidents or constant asking if they needed to go. We also used cloth diapers, which gave them a better awareness of their bodily functions because they could feel the wetness. My oldest son, who is autistic, went completely diaper free, except for nighttime at around 3 1/2. We did two weeks of night diapers after that but he stayed dry so we did away with night diapers too. The youngest wore diapers up until 2 1/2 but shortly after he turned 2 he stopped wearing diapers until he needed to pee. I would ask him if he wanted to use the toilet and when he didn’t want to, I would let him have a diaper. I really think following your child’s lead not the calendar is what is important.

Kate on

At the daycare I work at we had this one boy who used the grown-up toilet most of the time, but then also had set-backs when he forgot that he wasn’t wearing his diaper anymore (his mother wanted him without a diaper and didn’t mind washing his clothes when he had an accident). So whenever we found him using the toilet, we praised him and he always beamed at us. And when we found that he had been playing for a long time without having been to the bathroom, or when he was squirming around to avoid going to pee to not stop playing, we reminded him of going. It went very well, and within 2 weeks he didn’t pee his pants anymore.

Dakota on

I didn’t want to do the ‘food’ thing with my daughter. So we had a my little pony on hand for the VERY first time she went on the potty. I kinda figured making a huge deal out of the very first success would pave a good road to follow.

After that it was stickers. I made a chart for her, and once she had a ‘good potty’ she was allowed to pick a sticker and put it on her chart. After she earned x amount of stickers (The # kept going up the less accidents she had) She could ‘cash’ them in so to speak for another my little pony.

Dawn on

My son loves stickers so I decided to give him one sticker for pee and 3 for poop. This worked immediately. Also for the first couple of months, if he went dry for a whole week I gave him a small reward like a coloring book or small toy from Target’s dollar section. I would make sure I told him, “this is for keeping your underwear dry all week and using the potty.”

Amber on

We didn’t do rewards. Not sure why anyone would. And not sure why people would try to rush it either. They will do it in their own time and every child is different. I think people are in such a hurry to get their babies to grow up. Think about how that would work if you pushed your preteen to grow up….hurry and get a drivers license, have sex, move out and so on. Geez, kids are only kids once….let them be!

brannon on

I let my son pick out a cool hand soap (it was a hippopotamus that spit out soap and lit up when you pushed his head – kidoo? maybe?) In order to use it he had to use the potty. He was completely trained in 2 days! Haven’t had an accident since (though I did purchase additional soaps for school and grandmas.)

mari on

i’m still in the process of potty training. i do reward….either a hershey’s kiss or smiley sticker for pee (with clean-up of his potty) and a fruit juice popcicle for poo (but only one a day no matter how many poos he has for that day) when he has his first sucessful dry week we told him we’d take him to chucky cheese (he’s never been and we’re dreading it-don’t mean to offend but we don’t care for the atmosphere of that place). so far we’re on day 5 of a dry week…..fingers crossed. he’s even managed 2 dry nights.

mom of 3 boys on

With my first I used stickers, and LOTS and LOTS of clapping and hooraying. The second one wanted M&M’s and praise. With the third one, it seemed like nothing worked. I put him in undies and he didn’t like them and he would have accidents. When he went commando – he used the toilet. Every child is different. I would suggest someething that appeases the child whether it be stickers, a trip to the store, chips, cookies, reading, etc. I took my boys to the store to pick out their own undies, and they were extremely proud of them and didn’t want them to get dirty. They have all been proud of their ‘designer’ undies whether it be Nemo, Superman, Batman, or Spongebob.

Liz on

I don’t have a problem rewarding a child for going potty. You do what you need to do to motivate him/her. With our daughter, it was trips to Chuck-e-Cheese. With our son – he was a much harder sell on this whole potty-training thing – it was suckers. I had brief moments where I worried about the future of his teeth but in the end, he got trained and all teeth our in tact. So whatever works for you, I say!

Caryn on

We just did a sticker chart with my son and I would like get car stickers and draw a road on the sheet..something fun like that! We made a big deal of when he filled up a chart. The first time we went out in public with the big boy underwear on we did get him a little toy for being a big boy. Just started with my daughter and we are doing the stickers for her too!

Jennie on

With my older 2 kids we did the “sticker thing” with them…when they went #1 they got a little sticker to put on a chart on our fridge, and if they went #2 they got a bigger sticker to put on the same chart. And if they went the whole day without “going in their pants” they got a special treat of some sort (I don’t remember exactly what though). I’m hoping to do the same thing with my newest little one, but he’s only a week old so we have a while before we start that! 🙂

Megan on

We don’t reward our children for pottying. We start taking them to the potty at a young age so it’s an easy transition. It’s what works for us and it’s very natural and non traumatic.

Mrs. R. on

We initially thought we’d do stickers on a sticker chart counting down 5 to letting our daughter pick out her first pair of underwear… but it seemed to backfire. We stopped, stepped back and have decided to try again when she seems really ready and intrinsically motivated. We read books about the potty, talk about what she could say to us to let us know she want to try and practice sitting on it when she wants to, but other than that we’re not doing a whole lot yet. We’re going to give it a month and see what happens.

Jared Snyard on

My nephew is 3 and he loves to go on the real toliet he didn’t like the pottie. So my sister would reward him with a candy.
and it worked he is now toliet trained. And he just goes now without the candy. When he has to go. It is amazing how fast
that happened. It is nice to hear these stories.

Jazz on

Smarties work miracles!

Angie on

I did a sticker chart with both my kids. One sticker for #1 and two stickers for #2. Once the chart was full (30 squares) then they’d get a small treat and we’d start over. I don’t see anything wrong with making it fun and a little rewarding. They loved sitting on their potty and going through all the pretty and fun stickers Mommy had in their special box. I think that was more fun for them then the actual treat they got. After a few weeks they didn’t even care about the chart anymore and just went potty because they had to. I personally think when people rush the issue and start training a child who is too young, that’s when you have problems.

Nylah on

My little son let me know that he was ready to potty train when he was about 2 1/2. At first, he liked the idea of running to the potty to sit on it, but he would never really go. After two weeks of “maybe he’ll go’s” we finally started our cheerio-method. We would put a few Cheerio’s in his potty, and told him to “shoot” for the cheerio’s; if he hit the Cheerio’s, he’d get a sticker. Turns out, it was more fun to pee on the Cheerio’s than to receive stickers. Either way, he was potty trained by the time he was three. My daughter has been a little more difficult. We’ve been working for over a year now on potty training…and we’re just now getting her to go #2 in the potty. She’s deathly afraid of big potties and I don’t blame her, her teacher at daycare let go of her while on the potty, and she fell in. We’re not trying to bribe her, but we award her with praise and stickers when she does go.

RockinMomma! on

We did elimination communication from birth. Cut waaaay down on the number of diapers we did use as backup ones, and they never expected anything for going potty since it had always been a part of their lives. No diaper rashes or blow-outs either!!!

Julie on

We used colored mini marshmallows. Pink for her, green for him. 1 marsmallow for pee pee, 2 marshmallows for poopy, and 1 marshmallow for staying dry during a nap or over nite. They LOVED it! We also used a sticker chart and gave them special girl/boy stickers to play with. The marshmallows worked great because it’s a treat that they would NEVER get otherwise. Then one morning, about a week ago, they got their hands on the marshmallow stash and ate all of them before I caught them! So it was very easy then to explain to them why they wouldn’t get marshmallows for rewards anymore. But by now, they don’t feel like they need rewards anyway, it was just a good way to remind them that going on the potty is WAY better than going in your pants! I don’t see that there would be an issue giving food rewards and then going to stickers, then just phasing the rewards out. It becomes natural for them, they don’t want to sit in soiled pants, and they’re so happy everytime they go potty and get to see their special “big kid” undies. With Thomas the Tank Engine and Princesses, of course!

Nicole on

We’ve been using Hot Wheels… so far it’s only been twice, but it is building his collection and getting him to go. Plus, they’re $1 a piece, so it’s really no biggie. I’d buy them anyway, so why not make them his reward? He loves cars & trucks.

jener81 on

I came up with a diaper ditch day and got them out of the house ASAP so they were no longer an option.

Kids picked their own underwear and 1 pack of pullups (for overnight the 1st few nights and the first weeks of outings only)

Underwear were usually kept dry, enormous praise for pullup staying dry.

Potty time required, not requested. IE “come on my love it’s time to pee!” and not “sweetie are you ready to try and sit on the potty now”?

1 m&m (or whatever small thing I had on hand) for a pee and several for a poop

Used an egg timer a LOT. Set clock for 60 minutes. Then spent 4 minutes on toilet. Did this non stop until the job was done. In the early days my daughter would hold back her poops, more fun time on the potty was spent. Snack was eaten on it, we’d watch Elmo on it, read books on it, etc.

And fluids and salty snacks were increased a great deal.

Kerri on

We do this very silly song and dance, which makes my daughter giggle, and makes her feel so proud! This is extra handy, as after a few weeks of very consistent potty use, she had a bit of a back slide. We added a new verse to the song and that was enough for her to reunite with the potty process 100%!

Caroline on

I am in trouble! For 4 months now I have been giving my almost 3 year-old M&Ms for #1 on the potty and now it’s expected. I also put her potty in the playroom so she can watch TV while using the potty. Now she won’t let me put the potty back in the bathroom and won’t let me forget giving her M&Ms. I will NOT be using this method when it’s time for my 15 month-old son. Yikes!

Julie on

Caroline, “she won’t let me put the potty back in the bathroom”? My daughter all of a sudden became “resistant” to potty training. Go the the University of Michigan Pediatric Website” for some priceless info. My daughter was doing great, then decided that she would stop alltogether. I put her in only diapers for a week and a half, then followed the steps on the website for “potty training resistance”. It worked wonders, and be sure to determine if she has a stool back up…she may need a softener.

Dana on

We always encouraged the kids to use the potty, or wear training pants. But we never pushed it. We would ask if they wanted to sit on the potty. Our oldest would go #1 in the potty, but not #2. So, we did work out a reward for her. If she told us she had to go #2 and then went in the potty, we would take her to Chuck E. Cheese. The second time, she thought she got to go again. We told her no. She seemed okay with it and was completely trained within 2 days. Never looked back.

With our youngest, she wasn’t into it. We took her out of daycare for 6 weeks over Christmas break. They mistakenly entered her down as being potty trained. When I called them to inform that she would be back, they said they had given away her spot in the one room, but had a spot in the older kids room. The catch? She had to be potty trained. This was on a Friday. I told her that she didn’t get to go back to school if she was still in diapers. She took her pack of pull-ups and put them in the trash can. That was it.

Summer on

At our daycare we use stickers and they work!! They love to show their parents their stickers.

Andrea on

22 mos. is way too young to start potty training. my first was just shy of three and had it in two days, my second was a shade over three and had it in two days, my third is only 18 mos.

They got it quickly and without a reward b/c I didn’t force it upon them. Just the “reward” of getting to wear pretty panties or big boy underwear was enough for them.

If they don’t have it in a week, they’re too young or not ready. Move on

Sheila on

I started a sticker chart with Brooke when we first started. I made charts on the computer then went out and bought her Dora stickers so when she went pee pee she got 1 sticker and when she went poo she 2 stickers. If she got at least 2 sticker everyday for the week then she got a little something when we went to the store the next time–it was usually one of the toys out of the 25 cents machine. That worked in the beginning and now she just does it because she thinks it’s the right thing to do–she doesn’t even want the stickers anymore–she’ll be 3 in May.

N on

We give our son Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars for poop and temporary tattoos for pee. We’re not really pushing it too much he’s only 2 1/2. If he wants to sit on the potty we all go in and sing songs and read magazines until he’s done.

Dorothea on

Same here. My son turned 3 in December and is off the diaper for almost 2 weeks now (except during nights of course). He was a little shy about this whole thing so I didn’t push him. And didn’t reward him either😉. He just decided to “be a big boy” and it literally worked within a day when an older girlfriend of his was over – I guess he didn’t want to be the “baby” in front of her lol.
Before that he just wasn’t ready imho. So I’m not a friend of rewards or punishments. They’ll eventually learn it anyways. Some kids are quicker, some just need a little bit longer.

Susie on

agree with RockinMomma! i was potty trained at 9 months, and most of the kids i know all go to potty before they celebrate their 1st birthday. i think it just unnatural for a kid who’s big enough to read (3y/o) to wear diapers. the sooner you start the better for the kid, teach them to go to potty before they learn to talk. you’ll never see a two year old in diapers here where i’m from (europe). i used to be a nanny for an american family of three kids, and the first couple of weeks it just felt so weird to change 2.5 y/o kid’s diapers. getting him to use the potty took me a couple of weeks. going to potty is not something the child should “be ready to do”, it’s just something their parents should teach them at a very young age.

Sarah on

The incentives that worked best for Remy were Temporary Tattoos and buying lots of fun foaming soaps that he could wash his hands with everytime he sat on the potty. He was fully trained at 2.5 yrs. My youngest, Kelson, Just turned 2 and I can already tell that he’s going to be much more resistent. Wish me luck!

Simone on

Potty training should NOT be rewarded bc its a natural thing that has to take place…i always clapped and said BIG GIRL…that made them happy and proud!!

Ours were diaperfree at 3 and 2 years and our 18 mos old started to use her potty about 1 month ago but we arent stressing the subject when she wants to she sits on it.

kat on

I love to use stickers or whatever works… but first we just try lavishing praise and encouragement… if we are reduced to stickers because they are more distracting than the distractions that cause the kid not to want to take the time to go sit on the pot, then I’ll do it.

And heck, a couple m&ms for each time going, a gumball, whatever reward works.

You don’t have to do it forever, because eventually it’s all becoming routine and they move on to bigger things.

My oldest son had a lot of problems with pooping on the potty because of special needs, and he would get so frustrated… having a special reward helped motivate him to keep trying… so he would get a dollar everytime he pooped (he was 5 already)…. and when he was finally done with poop in his underwear, he was so proud of himself… when he realized from the sticker chart and the dollars he’d saved that it had been a month… and that now he could get an allowance instead (that’s how we transitioned from the reward.)

you also make it special by having books to read that they only get when they’re using the potty, special toys, or even letting them blow bubbles while they’re sitting…

Liz on

Since Tori is apparently the spokesperson for pull-ups, I would be willing to bet she is full of it about her 22 mo. old potty training. I highly doubt that she has been ECing Liam, so I find it unlikely that he is exhibiting readiness at such a young age.

Susie, while ECing is conceptually good, you do realize that not everyone has the resources to do it, right? Some mom and dads work and can’t devote the time necessary to do it. Your comment is not based in reality. Or you must not have kids yet.

Melany on

I didn’t do anything. She just did it on her own when she was 2. Was potty trained within a couple of days.

Claire on

I saw your article on Tori Spelling and potty training her son Liam and thought of a newsletter that I read this week…www.pottytots.com (February 2009) In it they said that celebrities such as Nicole Richie, Courtney Cox Arquette, Gwen Stefani, Victoria Beckham, Leah Remini, Will Farrell, Jennifer Garner, Tobey McGuire, to name a few were given this new potty training program in a Christmas giveaway. It made me laugh a little to stop and think that even celebrities have to deal with everyday little things like potty training!

I am using this brand new potty training program called POTTY TOTS and my daughter loves it. Very cute little characters, a fun program with music, colorful charts and a story my daughter could relate to!

crg on

We’re still in the process and my son is almost there (at 23 months- he’s been ECing since 3 mos.) but we don’t lavish praise on him or reward him because as far back as he can remember it’s just something he’s done. He’s also in a Montessori toddler program and they do the same as we do. I don’t feel that a toddler should be rewarded for going to the bathroom- the accomplishment should be the reward. If we acknowledge it at all we just say, “You did it!” or “You peed on the potty!” Check out http://www.alfiekohn.org on why not to lavish your child with “rewards”. He’s a great speaker and educator.

crg on

“Susie, while ECing is conceptually good, you do realize that not everyone has the resources to do it, right? Some mom and dads work and can’t devote the time necessary to do it. Your comment is not based in reality. Or you must not have kids yet.”

LIZ- ECing doesn’t have to be a full time commitment. I work four days out of the week and have ECed my son since 3 months. I did have some support from his wonderful caretakers, but even without that we still would have continued on with it at home and I think any degree of it is beneficial for children to develop it as a natural habit.

Mary on

I have two boys, and when they were learning to pee in the potty, I kept a bowl of cheerios or fruit loops on the back of the toilet. When I took him to got potty, I’d put a small handful of the cereal in the potty and tell him to “aim and fire.” They looked forward to this ritual, and it worked like a charm. I let them keep using the cereal for a month or so after they’d mastered it, just for fun. It also made it easier when they weren’t at home: just took a sandwioh bag and put some cheerios in it, and we’d “sink the ships” wherever we were.

Sharona on

I was a young single mother of two kids, I worked, and went to college…and both of my children (boy/girl) were potty trained by their second birthdays…and were dry through the night shortly after…yes I understand that all children are different…But I believe that children who can speak in full sentences can tell you that they need to goto the potty. Yes, you don’t want to rush it…but imho, I would not be changing a 3+ diaper, in special circumstances of course (special needs etc) but I think that 2 (and before the 2nd birthday!) are NOT “way too young”, it’s clearly been done. As for rewards, I see nothing wrong with lots of praise, little snacks or stickers…I don’t see it hurting anyone

Rebecca on

We tried everything with my 4 year old. We tried having her running around naked (lots of messes), taking her to the bathroom whenever I went, letting her drink as much juice as she wanted with potty breaks every 15 minutes, stickers, songs, hugs, dances, etc. None of it worked.

Mother’s Day weekend 2008 I was feeling a little sorry for myself. My husband had to work (he’s in the Army and works with reservists, so he does his 9-5 with the Army and then goes in for the one weekend a month) and I was upset about that. I decided I was going to give myself the Mother’s Day gift that kept on giving, only ONE kid in diapers (2 in diapers isn’t so awful though, really.)

I went to Michael’s and picked up a wooden treasure chest and paints, then went to the Dollar Store, Toys R Us, and Walmart and bought really small presents. Friday night I painted the chest really pretty, filled it with the goodies, and left it on the coffee table. When Emily woke up she found it, and I explained that if she went pee pee on the potty she would get a present from the box. She RAN to the bathroom and went potty, then picked out some fake hair from the chest.

I put her panties on, told her not to pee pee on the princesses (never worked in the past), packed up 3 pairs of panties and pants, asked if she needed to go potty, and left for Starbucks. When we got there I asked if she had to go, and every place we went that day I asked if she needed to go potty when we arrived and before we left. We didn’t have an accident that day while we were out. We were at home and I found a pile of poop in the living room, didn’t yell, just cleaned it up and told her if she went poop on the potty she would get a BIG BIG BIG present. After her third trip to the potty she didn’t remember the treasure chest anymore and it was just part of her day. She went poop on the potty on Monday, so we took her to Walmart and let her pick out a present.

A few days later I noticed her diapers were dry in the morning, so we made the switch completely. She has had about 2 accidents since then, so I think she was ready, she just needed a little incentive.

Geo on

With my son it was Chuck E. Cheese. Their website has a 2 week potty calendar. For 2 weeks, every time he used the potty we would put a sticker on there. If he collected a certain # of stickers after that 2 week period he would get to go to Chuck E. Cheese. Worked like a charm! :0)

Danielle on

For some stupid reason, we encouraged Anya to poop in the toilet by giving her two Jelly Belly jelly beans everytime she went, but now she goes regularly without a problem, and multiple times a day, and demands the jelly beans!

We never had an issue with peeing until now though- she wanted to do it and all we did was praise her each time. The issue now is that she holds it in (and often refuses to even “try” when we ask her) so she ends up having accidents. Our new plan is that she gets a Dora sticker on a mini-cat calendar at the end of every day that she doesn’t have an accident and if she gets three days in a row, she gets to choose from a bag of treats. The treats include swag I picked up at Toy Fair this week actually- a cloudb Ladybug keychain/light, a Playmobil Egyptian figure, all small non-food items. We just started it this week but she has yet to get 3 days in a row.

michele on

we give my 2 year old girl a sticker for her sticker book and a penny for her piggy bank. she really looks forward to it.

nicola1975 on

My son was (and still is) absolutely train obsessed. So we made a train track chart and hung it on the bathroom door. Each time that he had a successful trip to the potty, he got to put a sticker on the track, starting at the very beginning. The end of the train track (we made it a very LONG and windy track) was an engine shed. Reaching the shed meant a trip to the toy store to pick out any toy that he wanted (within reason obviously — any affordable toy!). This worked like a charm.

When we ran out of track and he was “almost” fully trained, we had a reward at the end of any day where there was no fussing or fighting about the potty — our main problem by that point wasn’t ability, but laziness and fighting us when we asked him to go. He was collecting Cars at the time, so he got to choose a new Cars character from the bag on any full day that required no angry parental potty intervention. That was the final step and we never looked back. Thank goodness!

lewisapprentice on

We started off with praise and then gravitated toward a calendar with stickers. My son is almost 3 and almost fully potty trained. Now he doesn’t care if we give him a sticker or not. He only cares if he makes it in time!

Emelia on

my son was 18-months old & his father & i were getting married….so to try & not have to worry about diapers all day, we figured we’d try a few months early…..by making him “sink” 4-5 squares of toilet paper by aiming in the middle….when he got them “wet” he was rewarded his favorite thing….orange tic tacs!!!! they were the perfect size & he was out of diapers in a week!!! he couldnt wait to pee like a big boy!!!!!!!

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