Friday, November 4, 2011

Diaper free before three!

I am happy to announce that James is officially potty trained! It actually happened last week, but with all that has been going on, I haven't had a chance to write a post about it. As I mentioned in my previous post (Potty Training take 2), we had been putting "underoos" on James while at home and continuing to use pull ups for outings, school and bed time. Determined to get him potty trained, I decided to buy some mattress protectors (I got these) to allow him to sleep in underwear without the risk of damaging the mattress. I also purchased some light switch extension handles (found here ...and thank you Rachel Briggs for introducing us to these!) so that if he had to use the restroom in the middle of the night, he could do so himself. Amazingly, he didn't have an accident at all the first night, so I sent him to school in underwear...and viola, we have a potty trained boy. He has since only had one night where he had an accident in bed (thank you mattress protectors!) and that was most likely due to him being sick. And there actually was one morning I woke up around 6:30 and saw his bathroom light on. I checked on him and he was fast asleep. He had actually gotten up in the middle of the night all by himself, turned the light on and gone to the bathroom without bothering us. He didn't actually get his Pj's back on (we found him the next morning only sleeping in his underwear), but he never came to wake us up, so that is what I call MAJOR progress! I am so extremely proud of him.

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