When we first started this whole potty training debacle, I purchased this
book for Hatchling. We read it every time he sat on the potty and he just loved it. Unfortunately, he went on a rampage and started breaking everything in sight, and we started making him throw away things he broke (hoping he would see the consequences and, well, stop breaking everything). As his little tush mellowed on the potty one night, he started ripping his book apart. I'm sure it was a turned up edge, which looked like it needed pulling on, and it was slippery slope from there. After he showed daddy, it was off to the trash can.
He's been good for a while now, and he sorely misses his Ernie book, so the other night, I ordered him another one. It arrived yesterday afternoon, and I informed Hatchling that it was a surprise for him that he would get next time he pooped in the potty (we had some success this weekend, but very little).
For the next hour, he ran to the potty every ten minutes and you could hear him straining! He finally managed to get some out, got his book, went upstairs to read it, and crapped his pants. We're so proud.
So today, I told him that he would get a surprise if he doesn't poop his pants all day
. Of course, ten minutes later, he pooped in the potty. I have no surprises, so we will be hitting the store on our errands later. This may turn out to be more expensive than diapers...
Coming soon... Dragon Tales....