Yes, our boy is 3 years and almost 3 months. I have never taken the time off work to dedicate to potty training. I just didn't want to gamble with something so many kids revert on. I was going to do it the week he turned 3.
I had planned on it all year long.
Then it dawned on me that this sort of thing (like the binky weaning) might be better practiced after the holiday excitement and disorder.
I think I was right.
Since last Monday, our darling son has prevented me from changing any dirty smelly diapers. He's gone #2 on the toilet every evening. It was on a whim that I grabbed him Monday night a few seconds after he went into "hiding" for his evening business. It was risky - as we thought he might have already started, but alas, luck was on our side. He was so proud of himself and we of him!
So every two times this has occurred, he's gotten a car. Tuesday night it was King, Thursday it was Darrell Cartrip and today it was Doc (The Hudson Hornet).
This morning was the official day of starting the training. We ate a high fiber breakfast, put on the underwear, then I got a trash bag and we found every diaper in the house. Liam did so well with this process. He even wanted to pitch the wipes and baby powder. We threw the whole bag out the front door and said a final good-bye to those diapers. I gave him a Spider Man treat for doing so well on this task.
Later in the morning, we were playing in his room. I got to the point where I was laying on the floor. Wouldn't you know it, my lack of a good night's sleep kicked in and I conked out. A bit later, I opened my eyes and asked where he was. He said he was in my sewing room cleaning up his pee pee. I ran to him and rushed him to the bathroom.
I blew my kid's chance of staying dry all day by falling asleep. Not a good start. I just cleaned him up and we started again. He was 100% dry the rest of the day!!! He always told me when he needed to go.
I'll have to report tomorrow how the night time goes. I have a thick pair of underwear on him and a barrier under him just in case he isn't successful. He went potty right before he went to sleep. Fingers crossed!