Monday, May 6, 2013

Potty Training Adventures

Anyone who knows me knows how I feel about potty training. Ugh! Even though I thought I was pulling out all the stops with the older two, we just didn't have much success. With L, I followed the steps in the book "Toilet Training in Less Than a Day." It was fabulous! She was trained in just 3 hours! She had occasional accidents from time to time, but overall, I thought she was pretty well potty trained (at least compared to the older ones). But 6 months later she moved to a new classroom at daycare, an the accidents gradually increased to a point of frustration. It was nothing the teachers were doing wrong. I think she just found a new way to get attention.

Since the younger 2 are just over a year apart, I was dreading going through this again! But since the book method worked so well with L initially, I thought I'd go that route again.

During the training session with I, she didn't seem to get it at all. She was just interested in the treats. So interested that she didn't seem to be paying any attention to me or my instruction at all! The next couple of days actually went better than expected based on how our training session went. She seemed to be picking up on this potty thing. Then she got a tummy bug and had diarrhea for 2 days! So on wet the Pull-ups! I thought we were ruined. Once the bug cleared, she has had only 1 accident. Here we are 3 weeks since our initial training session, and dare I say it, SHE'S POTTY TRAINED!!! I need to knock on some wood so I don't jinx this thing.

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