Potty Training Update

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Potty Training Update

It's going well! Adair is nearly 100% on pee, especially as long as we remind her about every 30-60 minutes...we're down to occasional, random minor leaks but I don't even really think twice about taking her out and about anymore, which is awesome (those first few diaperless car trips were scary--I hate washing car seats!) She's also doing okay on poop, although we're still working out a few kinks on that part...modifying her diet to help her go to about once or twice a day instead of 3-6 times is definitely helping, as is me learning her new "schedule".

But the most exciting part is that she's waking up completely dry almost every morning, even without taking away her sippy. (WHEW) As long as I make sure she's not downing drinks left and right in the evening, she is able to hold it just fine from about 8-5, and even comes and snuggles in our bed for a while before going to the potty and is STILL dry. I think she had one wet diaper in the last week. SOOOO...today is 3 weeks, and I'm really hoping to turn one more corner on the self-initiating in the next few days, and if THAT happens then I think I'll be ready to say potty trainED instead of potty trainING. Understanding that accidents will still occasionally happen, of course, but...YAY! Still recommend that book, for sure Smile

rubber_da_glove's picture
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Yay!! well done Adair!!

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What a big girl! Good job, Adair!

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That is awesome news!!! What a big girl!

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WTG Big Girl. And WTG Momma. That's awesome. I hope she keeps on the good path with this and gets even better.

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Yay Adair. Toilet training is getting me down at the moment, Ronin can do it, he proved it last week, we can see he is choosing not to though and it is frustrating me.

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We actually are dealing with that too, in the poop department. My book rightly points out that you should, in essence, deal with behavior around PTing just the same way you would deal with any other kind of behavior (so, give a small, appropriate consequence if they're choosing not to do something you know very well they are capable of.)

Yesterday I tried it for the first time. We shall see what effect that experience has in the long run.

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Yeah he has lost his racing car jocks now, he is only allowed training pants. He knew that consequence when asked yesterday as well. He is revolting against any consequences as well in general, he is so stubborn.

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Toddlers can be the most stubborn people on earth--I know!

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Yay Adair! Smile

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Good job Adair.

I have not changed a poopy diaper in weeks.
Most days, I send Juliet back to daycare with the Pull-Up she came home with. I take it off as soon as we come into the house.
She had one accident on Sunday.

Her daycare provider offered me to put her into undies during the 'classroom time'.
Yesterday, was the first day and she wet three sets of clothing.
Today, she came home in the same outfit as this morning. I don't know how much time she spent without a diaper. However, the daycare provider that had her at the end of the day, said she came to her class commando style. The poor lady had not noticed until she took Juliet potty. There were no accidents.

Juliet wakes up dry, but does not stay for long. If I don't get her right away, she pees her diaper and usually leaks.

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Ugh--another afternoon poop fail! It's been like clockwork this week! She's been getting through the day and night otherwise just fine, but HAS to ruin it with an afternoon poop in the pants (even after sitting on the potty, yes). SIGH. We came in from outside as a consequence, which she was quite upset about...we'll see how it goes (that's twice now).

Sounds like Juliet is doing great! Addy had four accidents her first day at school in panties, but adjusted pretty quickly. Pullups were a complete waste of time for us--she can't actually pull them up or down, or get her pants up and down over them, and they feel and act like diapers, so...they were just more expensive diapers. Putting her commando in leggings and now in loose panties was a big enough change to help her make the leap. I just wish I'd done it sooner!

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Is she having the poop accident because she doesn't want to go inside? When we first trained Ethan I'd have to remind him that if you need to go poop, go poop and then you can come right back outside!

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Well, yes, and that's what we're getting at with the "small, immediate consequence" of stopping/taking away whatever it was that she was doing when she chose to poop in her pants instead of taking a potty break. It's supposed to help her learn to understand that just stopping to poop for a second is way less trouble than ignoring it and losing your toy/activity for an hour or whatever.

I know she knows how to do it, before she started PT at school she used to stop even in the middle of really exciting things like playing hide and seek to go poop on her own! She's just gotten it into her head for whatever reason that she can get away with pooping in her pants without much consequence now, and to her that's easier, so she's gotten lazy about it. So we're seeking to give her a little extra motivation, since she clearly doesn't care about the gross feeling of it or any natural consequences like that. Although yesterday she was also upset to lose the orange skirt she had been wearing, so that was a bonus lesson.

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sounds like you're almost there! Keep it up mommy!