A lot of moms asked me how I potty trained my 2 year old, When I told them how I did it they looked at my like I was some crazy mom. But HEY it worked.
My son goes to this international kindergarten in Jakarta, where all the kids in his class are already potty trained by 1 and half year old. Kairos was the only boy in his class who wasn't potty trained and he was just two. Every day I would hear from moms of the kindergarten " Ow he isn't potty trained yet???!!!" I am like "No duhh you could see from the form of his ass that he is wearing diapers ." But I didnt say that to the moms.
I am like, I am not going to rush things and force my son to potty train, I'll just notice when he shows interest.
Then I met my friend who is an Australian living in the mids of the jungle of Kalimantan, she told me how she potty trained her son. She just let him but naked and walked around the house with no diapers on, and within a month he was potty trained. So I was like really hmmmmm junglee lifeeeeee! let me give it a try but not but naked.
I started with when Kairos got back home from kindergarten I would leave him but naked playing around the house with shirt on. Because we tried with pants on only he would still think his pants are like diapers that he can just pee in it. So we left him but naked.
When we just started to do this he would let us know that he wants to pee, we would rush him to the toilet but he eventualy pee otw to the toilet. With doing a number two was more easier because he could hold in a lil so we always could get him to the toilet on time. Other signs knowing that he wants to do a number two he would touch his tummy and looked in our eyes focussed and we would know he was about to do a number two.
When we started to do potty training, we trained Kairos to not wear diapers when sleeping and we wouldn't give him something to drink right before bed. We left him but naked again while sleeping. One month of training he only peed in his bed two/three times.
In 3 weeks he was fully potty trained and he didn't had to wear diapers anymore THANK GOD. No more buying diapers and Helloo underwear and boxers.
My tip for parents who want to potty train their toddler, please be consistent and its just that extra effort, extra attention for 3/4 weeks. But you will end up feeling such a winner, its one of the millestones that you are going to be so proud of as a parrent. And find methods of potty training that suits you, because there are so many. This method works for me maybe not for all parents, especially when your living in a cold country. We live in a tropical country so it's oke to run at home but naked, not that I do it to. It was just our son who was but naked for the potty training.
But now we kind of miss the diapors sometimes, because when we are down town and he wants to pee we need to find a toilet right away. Or when we are in the car and theres no toilet near us we would give us our Ipad or Phone so he can watch or play for a litle while. While we are searching for a toilet.
Have fun potty training mom and dad. Let me know how it went.