Never try using the pee on a froot loop target trick when the kid is hungry. They will sob uncontrollably.
“Froot Loops in bowl, Mommy, NOT in potty!” My Facebook post 2/27/14
After I settled D down from sobbing over freaking froot loops, I shared the experience on Facebook. I was lucky with M when he was potty training because he was going to daycare full time. I will be forever grateful for those teachers for a few reasons. The main reason is because if it wasn’t for them, M would probably be still in diapers. I have NO idea how to get D to pee in the potty. Here are some of the tricks I’ve tried so far.
The Underwear Trick
The underwear trick worked for M. When M got his Thomas the Train underwear he couldn’t wait to wear them. “Bubble Guppies” is one of D’s favorite shows on Nickelodeon. D took one look at the Guppies underwear and ran away to play.
Potty & TV
OK. I don’t want my kid getting used to watching TV while taking a shit. However, he poops (a lot) and he poops in his diapers while watching TV. So, I thought, what the hell I’ll just put his potty in the living room. Turns out “the poop went right up, mommy.”
Froot Loop Target
The whole idea is you put a few round cereal pieces in the toilet and have your son use it as a target and pee on it. I wish I could do that!
I threw a few froot loops in the toilet and had M show D how to use the cereal as a target. I thought for sure this would look fun to D and he would want to pee just like his big brother. I was soooo wrong.
I really wasn’t expecting D to start sobbing uncontrollably finally telling me “froot loops in bowl, Mommy. Not in a potty!”
Potty Training DVDs
What did I watch this past Friday night? Oh, “Elmo’s Potty Time.” Jealous? Guess what? D just wanted to read some books and go to bed.
I know that when D is ready, this whole potty thing will click for him. I just need to be patient. Oh, and I need to get more Froot Loops. Turns out, he loves those for breakfast.