Monday, August 30, 2010

Potty Training, Days 1 and 2

So Olivia seems to be ready to at least try to start potty training. We are taking a laid back approach. If this week doesn't go well, we'll go back to diapers and try again later. No big deal.

We went to Target and bought training panties, and big girl panties, which she was super excited about. Also M&Ms for rewards, and a posterboard to make a sticker potty chart.

After being up a couple hours, we decided to do some naked time. We talked about what we were doing, and put potties in all the rooms we hang out in. We explained about the treats if she peed or pooped. Pretty sure she just thought she got M&Ms whenever she wanted one....

Well, we spent 20 minutes sitting and reading, and nothing. So off we went to play. She would call "mommy, pepe potty" and run and sit on the potty a few times. Never went. I went into the kitchen to do some dishes, and I heard her say it again. I ran into the living room, in case she was for real, and saw her sitting on the potty, whimpering a little. And she had gone!! Success! And I wasn't even there to encourage her! She got her M&M and all was well. Naked time continues in the playroom.

Then came the water works. She had about 3 accidents in different places around the house, and didn't make (or try) the potty again. We had her sit at times, but no go.

Back into diapers for nap, and a busy rest of the day puts a halt to our naked time.


Figured we would try naked time again for a couple hours in between all the things we had to do that day. As soon as nap was over (one hour mind you, these days...) off came the diaper and out came the potty.

We filled the kid with juice in the hopes that she would really have to go. Put her on the potty any time she seemed to want to go, or said "mommy, pepe potty." Oh, and she asked to wear her Yo Gabba panties, so we put them on her, and planned for wet ones! Nothing..... so much liquid, and nothing. Going on 1.5 hours.... need to get ready to go to a baby shower. Still nothing.

Still wearing the panties, Matt sits her on our bed to watch a movie while we get ready. And I hear "UH OH MOMMY! PEPE POTTY" I run in to see Matt holding her up with pee streaming down her leg. He puts her on the potty and she leaks a bit more, but alas, the 2 juice box incident occurs on my giant pregnancy pillow :) Oh well.

On with the diaper, and off to the shower. Tomorrow is a new day!

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