Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Time to Potty Train?

So I figured since its just me and the munchkin, we would try to tackle this whole potty training thing.

The day before, I took her to the store and let her pick out some undies. She was SO excited to open them and wear them today. I mean, who wouldn't be excited about cute little My Little Pony's?! ;)  I thought 'so far so good.'

I had found a method on Pinterest that I wanted to try and we were off to a good start. Every time she had to go she would tell me, but she would never go while on the toilet.  Almost like she was scared to go or thought she wasn't supposed to go in the toilet.  She managed to pee a little bit one time and we were both SO excited and she got a treat but that was the only time the whole day and it was just a little bit.

Even after explaining it over and over all day she still refused to pee in the potty.  I even had one of her dolls 'go pee' in the toilet several times during the day and she thought that was great! 

She's NOT scared to sit on the toilet or flush it or anything like that.
She'll sit there for forever and I tried distracting her with books and songs and games.

But no luck.

So I thought that maybe I'll try it again in a few weeks.

And any pointers or tips are welcome.  =)

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I am thankful for cute smiles.


Shauna Haymond said...

You should be a pro! But they are all different.

With Sophie, one day she told me she didn't want to wear diapers anymore. She was about 2-1/2 years old I think. I never used pull ups on her. I was very nervous that first night, but she stayed dry. She only had one daytime accident and has always been dry at night. By far my easiest.

With Oliver he was 3-1/2 I think. I knew he was ready (plus he was too big for all the changing tables) so I showed him how many diapers we had left. I told him after we run out he was going to start wearing underwear. He always saw the stack and knew we were getting close. After that last diaper was gone, it was a smooth transition. No pull-ups.

Aidan was a whole different story. I tried too early with him (2 yrs) and it was very stressful. Gave up for a year then tried again. I was using the pull-ups which I think was my mistake because they are too much like underwear.

Kimberly said...

Ah, the joys of potty training!