For the past week, I have been hyping up potty training. Moose & I bought him some big boy underwear - Cars (of course) and some that look like Big A's (so cute) and we had some whitey tighties at home already.
When I would get him dressed in the morning or ready for bed, I would get out a pair of underwear. I held it up and tell him that 'soon you get to wear big boy underwear....but not today...but soon.' I'd put them back in his drawer. After awhile, he started to get a little mad when I put them away.
I picked him up some M&Ms and stickers, printed off a sticker chart. I put all of that up in the bathroom last night and told him that "tomorrow you get to wear big boy underwear and use the potty!" I explained that when he peed he'd get an M&M and sticker for his chart. He seemed very excited (and angry I wouldn't let him have an M&M).
We started off the day lucky - he pooped in his overnight diaper. Hey, I was a little concerned with cleaning poo out of his big boy underwear. Yuck.
So far we have been through the Lightening McQueen undies, a green pair of undies, and are into a whitey tighty pair. 2 accidents, several trips to the potty (every half hour). He's taking a nap now so he'll probably wake up wet (I seriously doubt he'll even notice when he pees himself). I am not sure if I want to stick him in a diaper (or Pull-Up) for naps but I guess if he doesn't wake up and notice...oh well? Any tips on this point are welcome.
So I wouldn't say this day has been unsuccessful. The diapers are still in my closet and not on his bum. But I would like at least one successful trip to the toilet today. But we've only just begun.
EDIT TO ADD: We had success people!! Around 7:30 this evening the kid peed in his potty. He got 2 M&Ms and a sticker for his chart. I am so proud!! Thanks for all of the comments and advice about naps and bedtime.