Am I doing this right?
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|Sun, 07-12-2009 - 5:38pm|
As far as potty training... we've done the boot camp method with a few tweaks here and there. It's day 5 I think and I feel like it's going really well. They have NOT got pooping in the potty chairs down yet (except maybe Sophie). So I don't really know how to get past that part, but that's not my main question (though if you had some advice, great)!
I don't set a timer or anything, but I do say "ok, everyone to the bathroom!" every so often. Sam and Sophie ALWAYS pee when we do this. I do it maybe every hour or so? Maybe a little longer. I for sure do it if we are going to go somewhere or outside to play, and then when we come back, and after eating.
So my question is, will this discourage them from telling me when they need to go? They have told me a few times, but usually it's just me telling them to go.
Is feeling the need to go something that usually comes right along once they're really comfortable going in the potty chairs? Or should I expect to have to keep telling them to go for a while yet?
OH! And another question. We like our sleep! I know I know, we're so weird, right?! :wink: Well the kids have always been such good sleepers - going down around 7:30 and getting up around 8. And when they wake at 8 we usually let them play and talk in their cribs (w/ crib tents) while we get a leisurely wake up. but now I feel like the second I hear them, I need to go in there and get them out so they can potty. (They've been waking up dry so I'm sure they need to go by this time).
PT Boot Camp says to get them up like 2 hours after they go to bed and have them try and we have been doing this and they've never gone at this hour. Would it be a horrible habit to get into to get them up at more like 4 or 5am, when they're more likely to have to go, but still likely to go back to sleep, so that when they wake again at 8 we can still be leisurely about getting up? Ok after typing that I realize how lazy that sounds, but I'm still asking! :lol: