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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Potty Training Sam

Sam has spent many days over the past week or so hanging out in only a t-shirt and undies.  

Which means, we've been potty training!

Sam has been doing really well and now goes 99% of the time he is awake at home accident free.  
I used a free app on my phone (I think called Potty Break?) which let me set a timer for how often we went to the bathroom to "try."  It also made it easy to keep track of Sam's progress and gave him "stickers."   We gave Sam an M&M (or 2, or 20) after he went.  We started taking Sam in the bathroom every 10 minutes, then 20, then 30 minutes, and finally he is now able to just tell us himself when he needs to go.  He also doesn't ask us for an M&M every time. Success! 

Sam still wears a pull up or diaper at bedtime and for naps.  We also have not attempted using the potty at public places (like Target, the park, the pool, etc.)  So he wears a pull up when we are out and about.  Maybe I will gain my courage next week to venture out without a pull up....

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