Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Potty Training

The last two days have been frigid. With the wind chill, it is -16 degrees out right now! BRRRRRRRRR!

So we're taking advantage being stuck inside to stay warm and we're on day 2 of the no pants method of potty training. She's doing really well so far! We only had 1 small accident first thing yesterday morning when we had just started. And we had an accident this morning just because she didn't make it to the potty in time.

She has been doing pee pee on the potty for quite awhile now, but only if we put her on there. She would get a sticker on her potty chart if she went on the potty and she loves stickers! But it didn't seem to be motivating her to do it on her own. The no pants method seems to really be helping her to be aware of when she has to go, and she even went all by herself when I was out of the room once! (We've even been leaving her big girl undies off most of the time too, but I didn't think a picture of that was appropriate for the internet!)

Basically, she wears no pants or undies. We have a potty chair in the playroom and have been keeping her in that one room for the most part. Every 20 minutes or so, I ask her if she has to go. Sometimes she does and sometimes she doesn't, but it makes her think about it and be aware of it. And like I said, she's even done it on her own! Pooping on the potty hasn't happened yet. Yesterday, she went before we started, while her diaper was still on. And today, she was more aware of it, but she just didn't make it over to the potty chair in time.

This method definitely takes a lot of focus and attention on my part. But with hardwood floors and some Clorox wipes, I think it will work for us. If we had carpets, I wouldn't be so sure. We'll have to wait and see, but I'm really proud of her so far!

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