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Easy Potty Training - One Their Own Terms!

I have no clue how to potty train Landon, I have never really “trained” him—he is learning all by himself, on his own terms! When he was about 2 years old, I went to Toys-R-Us with him and bought him a potty. I had done extensive research on Target.com and read a lot of reviews before I bought the Graco Soft Seat Potty Chair, which is great (see picture above). I made a big deal about it and explained to him what it was for, that he is a big boy now and that he has his own potty. At home, we opened the box together and put his potty next to our toilet. Landon was interested for a day or two, and once in a while when I was in the bathroom he wanted to sit on his potty as well, but I didn’t take off his diaper at that point. A few months later I rented two potty-training DVD from the library, one with Elmo (“Elmo’s Potty Time”) and “Once Upon a Potty for Him.” We watched them together, and although I thought they were both not that entertaining and Landon didn’t seem that interested, he surprised me that day when he pooped in the potty for the first time! Of course I made a huge deal about it (I even took a picture! Hey, it’s a milestone!).

A couple more months went by, and every once in a while Landon would tell me he needed to go... (Read More)

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