So, for the past couple of weeks we have been traveling across the potty training bridge. It took us awhile to get to it, but we have made it. My very first blog post was about potty training, so I decided to give everyone a little update on our progress.
Back on Memorial Day weekend we decided to try the potty training with no success. After several days of attempting, the princess pull-ups came back out. Kate would potty all over herself and no mind it at all. So, we made the decision that she just wasn’t ready. For the next two months, we didn’t push the issue at all.
Then, the first week of August, we decided to give it a try again. And, this time, she was ready! I wish I could say there was a magical approach that we used, but there wasn’t. We put panties on her and asked her every 5 minutes (literally) if she needed to go potty. After about 3 days, she had the process down. She has had a few accidents since, which is to be expected, but I feel we are on the right path. I must say, the Mike and Ike candy bowl really helped as an incentive too.
She now only wears a pull-up to bed, but many times she wakes up with it still dry. Now, any ideas on how to get your child to do #2 in the potty???
We have mastered the first step, but she isn’t even attempting to do the other. She will actually hold it until she can’t hold it anymore. She doesn’t want to do it in her panties, but she is scared to do it in the potty. I also think she doesn’t want to take the time to sit there longer than a minute or two.
We are desperate for suggestions!!!