Losing the Race

Last week my friend posted on Facebook that her little girl was now potty trained and out of pull-ups. Her kid is nearly a whole year younger than my completely not potty trained little girl.

I felt a little bit like I’m losing a race. A toilet race. And the loser has to change diapers for the rest of their life. Just like I’m destined to do.

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About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home. I love Mondays because I can return to the world of adults, go to the bathroom alone and have nearly uninterrupted conversations with others.
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16 Responses to Losing the Race

  1. Elmo’s Potty training video worked best for us. I kinda liked it after 10 or 15 times of watching it. We were looking at the $ aspect of staying in diapers. Hate buying those things.

  2. My sister used the Elmo dvd, too. Her son seems to be doing well. I feel very blessed that my son was in a private home for daycare and she potty trained him – I never had to go through all of that drama! Not sure what I would have done – well, I’d probably still be changing diapers!

  3. sillyliss says:

    No, no, no. You’re not losing. You know who is losing? Me. Because my kid is potty trained, but she feels she has to test my “wiping” job with her fingers. I am ready to go back to diapers. *shudders*

  4. tric says:

    Who cares. We all get there eventually. What worked with all mine was rewards. I put a week aside when I knew they were ready, and like you and your friend there was nearly a year in the difference between some of them.
    My trick was a clear jar filled with sweets. Whatever you allow. Maybe jellies. They got a jellie for just sitting and trying. They got two for success.
    Naturally the first couple of days they went mad and i thought they would not have a good tooth in their head. But by day three all was okay and by the end of the week they had hardly any interest in the treat just the praise.
    I think the key is the 100 per cent effort for one week.
    Best wishes but as I said we all got there eventually and there was no technology or help books used.

  5. Angela says:

    LOL. Potty training in overrated, on long car rides I love the fact that 2/3 of my kids still need pull-ups.
    My oldest just ‘got it together’ shortly before age 4 (!) but never had a accident day or night. Everyone ‘goes’ at their own pace 😉

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