A work in progress! Jessa Seewald (née Duggar) is potty training her 3-year-old son, Spurgeon, for the first time, and it isn’t smooth sailing.
“Getting real here, Mamas,” the Counting On star, 26, captioned Instagram footage on Sunday, March 24. “Video 1: Expectations. Video 2: Reality.”
She explained: “We’re setting the 10-15 min timer and trying every time it goes off. We have nerds for prizes— 1 for trying, 2 for pee, 4 for poo. (Love that they’re tiny, so not a sugar overload). Started this morning, but so far, we’ve had 3 accidents and nothing in the potty. Maybe I’m not having him sit and try long enough??”
In the first video, the reality star could be heard from behind the camera saying, “It’s Spurgey’s first day of potty training today. You like your new underwear?” She showed off his Paw Patrol briefs while the little one explained the process.
“We’re going potty and we’re gonna get some Nerds,” he said.
But in the next video, Spurgeon stood in the same room with a stain on his gray sweats. “I’m all sweaty wet. And my pants leaked,” he told his mom.
“It’s called, you went pee on yourself,” the TLC personality corrected him. “You were just on the potty two minutes ago. We were trying to get you to go and you couldn’t go. What happened?”
After Seewald asked her followers for advice, two of her sisters pitched in.
“Undress him and turn on the bath water while he sits on the toilet?” Jill Duggar (née Dillard) commented. “If he can do it once (when he is good and full … and at the normal pee/poop time), and know which muscles he is using then maybe that will help do the trick for next time?!”
Anna Duggar added: “I actually poopie train my kiddos before I potty train — less messy that way.”
Seewald, who also shares 2-year-old Henry with her husband, Ben Seewald, is pregnant with their third child.
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