I know it's a controversial topic-- do I reward my child with prizes/food/candy for going to the bathroom or not? Well... this mom is desperate and will try anything! Plus, this article at babycenter made me feel a bit better about the idea of the reward system. We've tried potty training numerous times and numerous times have realized we were not ready yet. Now at 3 years and 4 months I feel as though I can rationalize on some small level with my child about using the potty. SO... we're in full training mode. I'm hoping the potty prize bag and chart will motivate and encourage my little one (or little ones-- if my almost 2 year old potty trains at the same time I wouldn't mine). I'm hoping to use the "3 day lock-down method". The idea is to hunker down in our house for a few days and drink lots of water/juice.
Once we've got this thing down I thought a little long term reward might help keep the momentum going. If my little one is accident free for nine days we plan to reward him with some Coldstone yumminess or miniature golfing or whatever his little heart desires (within reason)! Plus, he gets to put nifty dinosaur stickers on each day he stays clean in his cool undies.
I have a feeling this momma is going to spend a lot of time in the bathroom. Wish me luck!
Please do share any cool potty training tricks you've got--I'm willing to give anything a try. :)