No matter what age your little one is starting potty training each child is different.
I remember simply telling my daughter where she was to go to the restroom and BAM she did it! My son on the other hand likes to challenge me daily. It seems as though he wants to be in utter control of that toilet! Even though he has to go, he knows he needs to go, he ultimately refuses until he’s darn right dripping!
Okay — so, I know that this stage scares a lot of parents. I know it scares me. I have found three simple steps for potty training my boy
1) LET THE SUN SHINE on that behind! That’s right —
NO panties! (My husband claims boys don’t wear panties — “Boys wear underwear!”
2) Even if he pees on the floor — acknowledge it!
Don’t yell, run his naked butt to the potty. Remind him that the floor is a bad spot to go potty and that we must use the toilet.
My personal line is, “We don’t go potty on the floor. That’s yucky! EW! We go potty in the toilet.”
3) WHEN HE USES THAT TOILET!
Create a potty dance. Ours goes like this, “My name is Parker, I went potty.. My name is Parker, I went potty..”
While we stand there and do a bunch of mini-squats as if we’re dancing.
It’s the cutest thing. I probably have way too much fun doing the moves.