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
Yay!! well done Adair!!
Sarah & Gavin
21st January 2008
Alexander-8 Dec 2008
Tobey-1st Oct 2010
WTG Big Girl. And WTG Momma. That's awesome. I hope she keeps on the good path with this and gets even better.
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.
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.
Toddlers can be the most stubborn people on earth--I know!
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