The week before we put him back in cloth diapers. I used cloth diaper for him for about the first year of his life and I regret getting lazy with it, because I know it really helps with the whole process. Being in a cloth diaper really helped him be aware of when he peed and he did not like being wet. We taught him how to take off his diaper and where the potty was if he wanted to go pee pee on there. We explained it all to him and had I had him sit on the potty a few times just to get used it. After he peed I would get all excited for him and we would take the pee pee to the big potty, flush, and get an M&M for a "treat". Over the next couple days I would find him taking off his diaper and sitting on the potty. He peed a couple times and couple times I think were just for fun. The day before the big weekend started I had him sit on the potty while eating lunch and put on his favorite show for him. He had a couple pees and really seemed to understand what was happening. Then, Saturday arrived. I decided to try the "naked potty training" method. Which basically is keeping your baby diaper free from the waist down. I did this for two days. Here is my log for the past 3 days. This is really for my own notes of this journey, so don't bother reading if you are not interested.
-M&Ms for pees and poop
8:50-Pee while standing up in bathtub during his morning bath
9:00-Pee on potty after putting him on after his bath.
9:10-Sat and Peed on potty on own accord with no prompting
9:10-Sat back down on potty on his own accord and went poop
9:20-Insisting on another "treat", he sat back down on potty and squeezed out another Pee
9:21-Sat on potty on own accord and squeezed out some more poop.
9:40-Went Pee outside in his underwear while giving dad some water
11:00- Peed on potty with promptin by mom
12:20- Peed in shower with dad
1:10- poop on potty after a prompting from mom
2:00-diaper for naptime
4:14-woke up from nap with wet diaper saying he to go pee, but didn't pee when I put him on (maybe I didn't get to him fast enough?)
4:35-Went Pee on potty with prompting from mom
5:50-went poop on potty with prompting from mom after he got some on my pants.
6:10-Pee on potty after prompting from mom.
7:45-Poop on potty with promting from mom.
7:55-Pee on potty on his own initiative.
**Diaper on for bedtime**
-M&M's given as rewards
6:00AM-Gideon wakes up. Mom puts him on potty and he goes Pee. (Naked time starts).
7:00-Pee on Potty with prompting from mom to go.
7:40-Pee on potty on his own accord
7:50-Pee on potty with prompting from mom after seeing him "hold himself."
8:10- Pee on potty on own accord
8:12-Poop on potty because he wanted a treat
8:40-Poop on potty on own accord
8:50-Squeezed out a little more poop and some pee on his own accord
9:15-(Cloth training pants are put on after expaining what they are not to go pee in them) He immediately tells me he has to pee and walks to the potty. I help him pull down training pants and he pees in the potty
10:25-Small pee on potty prompted by timer
11:30-tiny pee on his t-shirt (during short naked time while baby was napping). He was trying to "hold it" with his hand wrapped around his shirt.
12:30-(Training pants back on) Pee on potty after lunch prompted by mom.
1:00-Cloth diaper put on for nap time