Sunday, December 23, 2012

Julianna: potty training // victory at last

I reported a few months ago that my sweet toddler was smarter than me (or so she thought). Potty training wasn't going well. She even tricked me into believing that she'd used the potty by pouring water into her free standing potty and saying, "Look, Mommy! I peed!" Such a smart, dishonest potty trainee.

So basically I threw in the towel. Oh well if she wasn't potty trained by 3. I knew at least she wouldn't go to elementary school in a diaper so I decided to just relax and let her do her thing.

And that she did! The week before last she kept asking me to change her diaper every single time she peed. As soon as she went, she came to find me and asked me to put a new diaper on her. I did for the first 3 times and then I we just went for panties. We had an accident or 2 that day but overall it was a success. Basically she just decided she was ready and she led the way... we just followed and encouraged her with claps, hugs, dances, stickers, and a few sweet treats along the way.

About a week and half later she's in panties all day except for a pull up/diaper at naps and bedtime. She's got it down for the most part. Just working on the tricky #2... if any parents have advice in that area, please send it my way!

Victory at last and half as many diapers. Yiiiiiipppppeeeeee!

Sticker chart! We ran out of stickers quickly!

A sweet treat to celebrate our potty training successes!

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