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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Breaking the potty training code


Layla and her Grandma (my mom)


I think we may have figured something out to motivate Layla for potty training!
Lately she had been hardly ever going in the potty. I would put her on and the she would go in the diaper less than 10 minutes later. Frustrating.

Yesterday I was feeling the Ramadan spirit and went out and bought some nice dates. I let Layla have one and she got really excited about it. She kept asking for more...

Then my husband got a good idea. We didn't want to give her candy or junk food as a reward for using the potty because it could add up to a lot of junk over the course of a day. He thought maybe we could give her a date every time she went.

It works! So far she has gone 2x today and 1 last night. :)
Who knows maybe this might work for some other little ones.
That is, if they like dates!

12 comments:

Jaz said...

Potty Training Ramadan Style. You should market that.. Layla is so cute and your mum looks so young :O

NeverEver said...

hahaha that is SO AWESOME... I know I would go on the potty for dates :-P

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

Yeah she comes by it honestly. My husband and I both love dates.

My mom does look young. I hope I have inherited that trait! She is really into health food and takes care of herself too. She'll be a fun grandma for Layla.

Susanne said...

Great idea about the dates. I agree about your mom. She seems so friendly and pretty!

Mama Kalila said...

Nice!

Nadia said...

You Mom and daughter are adorable. I like the date idea. It sounds a bit like bribing my 17-year-old brother with a Mountain Dew every time he does chores around the house!

Aynur said...

Awesome! My youngest likes dates a lot too. We've been bribing with snacks, chocolate, cookies, candy-covered fennel seeds, or anything she happens to want. She's been doing better with the potty and having less accidents, yaay!

Skye said...

subhanallah thats great news im so happy 4 u i could only imagine how frustrating that would be...And ur daughter and mom are beautiful masha'allah.Im very happy 4 u sis.take care =D

Sarah Plain And Short said...

lool good idea. my son likes to chew on dates and then give them back :S

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

@Aynur, Yay! I hope you're able to finish soon so your MIL won't be nagging you about it :)

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

@Skye, Thanks! It is frustrating sometimes, but I 'm just glad to have started early. I'll tell my mom everyone thinks she's pretty :0

Stacy aka Fahiima said...

@Sarah, That's exactly what Layla used to do too. Chew it for a little while and then bring it to me.