We did it! We accomplished the milestone of potty training before age 3.
Not that the age matters anymore I suppose. The quicker the better in my opinion. I was tired of shit smeared diapers and continuously avoiding emptying out the diaper genie...
I was one of "those" moms when Blake was an infant thinking that maybe if I introduce my child to the toilet as soon as possible that it would stick in his brain or keep him comfortable around the potty. I thought I was sharing success when my 8-12 month old was actually shitting in the toilet. Well that clearly became a fail. He was only POOing in the toilet because I knew the signs of him having to go, Because he wasn't actually aware what was even happening. Also a fail because I got lazy with it.
As time went on he became as expected, Opinionated and more independent. My toddler grew a fear and hate of the porcelain throne.. Even the plastic one that plays cheery cheesy ass music every time you tinkle or poo in it... That was also a fail as well. Because the potty tune ended up scaring the piss out of him. He developed a fear and hate of the toilet.
So I gave up for awhile. Also was tired of the annoying comments from others stating I'm rushing it or he will do it on his time! or vise versa, You need to push him. So on and so forth.. I caved, I gave up. I put my shoes on and grabbed my car keys and made the continuous COSTCO trip to buy my toddler diapers in bulk.
After a few months passed, And tallying up receipts from diaper purchasing, As well, Just over the morning show of Blake hiding under his table trying to sneak a shit in his pants. Or his bright idea of distracting me while trying to crap his costco diaper. I had enough. Now I couldn't just do what others have done or suggested keeping my child in the nude to potty train. Or the miserable three days of camping out by the toilet, Though I periodically have sat on the bathroom floor for an hour or two at a time. I couldn't even humor the thought of cleaning up shit or piss off my furniture or the floor of my house. I have animals in my house they don't even do that and I didn't want to give them a reason to.
Nothing would motivate this kid. Food, Toys or taking his current toys away. What oddly did it was taking my son out side to play in his birthday suit and when I noticed that he needed to pee or poo, I learned he would go where our dogs do their business. So for the next few days we made constant trips outside where he would just stand in the rocks and do his business like his furry friends. I slowly introduced his little potty. Which actually didn't work right away either. SO I did the unthinkable. I took the bowl part out of his potty and basically was playing catch with feces and urine in my backyard. Thrilling let me tell you.. Once he was comfortable with that he used his potty chair outside.. Gradually brought it indoors like a civil human being he finally started using the toilet inside the house. I told him that the big toilet is a nice toilet so now he just prefers to use the big toilet, And continuously proceeds to tell me after each visit that " It's a nice Toilet mama! " Yes Blake... Nice toilet I say rolling my eyes and laughing to my self. " BYE POOP! " or Pee. He half sings to the toilet each time now.
I do have to add that once he did start using the toilet we did have to bribe him to use it indoors. With Cake Pops. Which worked in my favor because well I am a Starbucks addict. SO every time my kid shit in the toilet it was a double win for me. Because one it wasn't in his diaper and two we had to go to the starbucks drive through to get a cake pop and of course a macchiato for myself.
So slowly but surely we got there, He is even letting me know when he needs to go now instead of me repeatedly asking him if he needs to go. I haven't bought diapers in months. Big Kid Pull Ups now! Now I am saving money to fund my espresso addiction...