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Success!

  • July 4, 2011 9:36 am
Day 4 has dawned and I am venturing to say that we are now potty trained.  She hasn’t had an accident since Day 1 (when she only had 2).  She will stop in the middle of playing or watching TV and just go on the potty without even being asked/reminded.  I still watch her like a hawk, but so far, so good.  We’ve had panties on since the afternoon of Day 2 and that hasn’t caused any set backs.  She wore a Pull Up to church yesterday and not only went in the potty at church when I took her, but her Pull Up stayed dry all through dinner out and all the way home (30 minute drive).  It’s so exciting…she’ll even pull her skirt and panties off all by herself, although she can’t get them back on yet.  Then sometimes she’ll ask for a treat, other times she doesn’t even care about it.

I’m pretty excited at how easy this turned out to be.  It’s really true what they say, that it’s really a matter of just waiting for it to “click”.  Once it does, they just do it.  I am so glad I didn’t push it the few times I tried since she turned 2 and obviously wasn’t ready, because it just would have stressed us both out.

Anyway, hooray for potty training success!  Although now I’ll be on alert all the time thinking that she’s going to wet her panties until I trust her 100%, even though so far she hasn’t.

PS:  We are only daytime trained.  I am not attempting nap or night training yet.  Once she starts getting used to subconsciously holding it, I imagine she’ll start waking with dry Pull Ups, probably from naptime first.  She’s not trustworthy enough to leave a potty in her room at night, and I know she can’t hold it for 13 hours (the current length of her nighttime) without an accident.  But I’m not fussed — 2 pull ups a day is heaps better than diapers all day long.

Potty training day 1 - not glamorous!

Heading out for church, diaper-free!

Pretty exciting stuff