Monday, July 20, 2009

Potty Training Woes

There's nothing like potty training to give a parent anxiety and doubt.

I've been saying since Roo turned two that my goal was to have her potty trained by the end of the summer. Plus, with the growing baby inside me I wanted to have it all wrapped up before Baby #2 comes along. (I read somewhere that you will fail miserably if you potty train a child while introducing a new family member).

She's had a potty for months and we've always had her try it out but never had any results. We were pushing it, she sat and played on it and received some mini M&Ms for her troubles.

After I purchased my last big box of diapers, I swore we would start potty training when we finished the 126 pack. So today was the day.

I purchased Pull Ups, an Elmo Potty book, reward stickers and she picked out big girl undies. I'd read all the check lists online and she met all the requirements for potty training except one, she's never taken her clothes off on her own.

I figured, why not. Let's try... so today we put the training into effect.

Of course, I still have no idea what I'm doing.

Sure, I've read everything I can get my hands on, I've twittered for advice, I've asked friends... everything.

But I still feel like I'm doing something wrong.

What? You ask.

I have no clue.

I'm not expecting a miracle overnight. In no way shape or form.

I'm just hoping that one day she'll pee on the potty and everything will move along.

Here's to hoping, right? :)


Allyson said...

Good luck with this!! My son turned 2 in May and I'm patiently waiting to start potty training. I hear boys take longer than girls. Ahhhhh!!

Let me know if you discover anything that works fabulously! :)

Trisha said...

Best tip ever on potty training came from a good friend. Buy some regular underwear and the put the underwear on UNDER the pull-ups. This way the underwear get all wet and yucky but the mess stays in the pull-up and off the floor! Part of the problem with pull-ups is that they work to good:)

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