January 8, 2014

The Dreaded Potty Training

Let's talk potty training. I am in the process of training Brodie, my 2nd little man. Now, this is not my first rodeo but each personality presents different obstacles while potty training. With both children, I had tried potty charts, stickers, a treasure box, etc. Nothing was convincing them to use the potty. They have toys, books, and we do art often. These "prizes" were not striking their interest. However, I have found a method that has worked with both children... 
I came up with "Pennies for PeePee". We have a potty bank that sits on top of the toilet. Every time Brodie uses the potty, he gets to put a penny in his potty bank; 1 penny for peepee and 3 pennies for poopoo. The results have been fantastic with both of my boys and it is cheaper than buying toys! When potty training is complete and we are ready to break free from the potty bank, we will take Brodie to the store with his pennies (and likely some help from us) to pick out a toy to buy to celebrate his victory.

What potty training method has worked for you? 
Written with love to the moon and back,


  1. Great idea!! I will trying this will my little guy!

  2. That is great! My daughter is two and I have been trying so hard to get her interested...m&m's, books, etc---I am not forcing her yet but I think this is a great idea to help her want to potty more! Thanks!