This week’s question of the week at the Multiples and More blog is about potty training. And wow am I so not the expert on this topic.
What are your tips and tricks for potty training?
* What age did you begin with your child(ren)?
Butterfly I started when she was a little over 3 years old. See, I was going to start her when she turned 3 but I had twins 3 weeks later. I didn’t want her to regress when the boys were born. So I waited.
* How long did it take?
For Butterfly, she was basically trained in about a week. She had one accident and then was done. With pee, anyway. Pooping on the potty took a little bit longer and little bit of bribery in the form of matchbox cars from the movie, Cars. Night training came about a year later. We are STILL working on that one though and she is 5!
* Did you use a “system”, or just wing it?
We mostly just took her to the bathroom when she said or every half an hour, whatever came first.
* Did you use specific rewards for incentive? How did that work for you?
Like I mentioned, we used matchbox cars as her incentive. We tired a lot of other things; candy, cookies, stickers, etc. Nothing really worked except the cars though. And now we have every single car from that movie, some doubled. Works out great because the boys LOVE these cars. Butterfly still does too!
* If you could change anything about the experience, what would you do differently?
I’m not sure. Probably nothing.
* Did you use Pull-Ups?
Yes, when we were going out places, we would use pull-ups. But at home, it was underwear all the way. And of course, night time pull ups.
* Do you think it’s easier to potty train multiples at the same time, or separately?
I have NO idea about this one! Guess we’ll see!