I’m checking in to say: Potty Training at the cabin was a complete bust.
Normally, he’s pretty good about using the potty. However, something about being in a different space, with tons to do, and lots of people made any strides in potty training non-existent.
As I mentioned earlier, I have given up on potty training and I’m considering a more potty-learning approach.
With this in mind, I packed up the underwear, cloth trainers, and the little potty, for a road trip out to the cabin. This isn’t my cabin. A dear friend of mine invited us out for an overnight visit; so we set up our tent, and I took advantage of taking the kids camping.
I set up the potty next to the tent. I showed him where it was. I showed him the outhouse. We went on about our day. I hoped he would pick up where we left off with potty training at the cabin. It was not the case.
We were in and out of the water. We were running around on our bikes and with our toy trucks. And all this commotion kept a little toddler too busy to find a potty. So, he pooped his Blueberry cloth trainer. He pooped in his diaper. He peed on the deck, on the grass, and everywhere in between. We even woke up to a soaking wet bed… I’ve never felt his KangaCare Lil Learnerz be so heavy.
Back at home, we’re back in our groove. He takes himself to the potty.
My biggest challenge continues to be leaving the house.
This adventuresome mama doesn’t dig that. I need to get out of the house. I want to get out of the house.
It can be expected I stay at home indefinitely until he learns to tell me he needs to use the potty? And at the same time, I can’t stop him from using the potty at home. Whats the magic secret for this in-between place? How do I navigate these tricky waters?