Sunday, February 19, 2012

the potty diaries

this is what potty training looks like at our house:

nothin' but boots.

BUT it is working! we are on day 5 of potty training and things are going swimmingly. honestly, i wasn't looking to potty train this early. i was hoping to hold off until late summer because diapers seem so much easier for all our trips coming up this summer- but violet had other plans. she was ready! she sits on the potty all on her own and often tells me that she needs to go. what else am i waiting for, right? so, we got to it.

some struggles we have been running into:

*stickers are not a good enough incentive. she will demand a treat.
*violet has loved getting candy as an incentive. i honestly think she is trying to outsmart the system by only going halfway each time. she gets double treats that way...
*i opted to do the bare-bum method. this means little vi runs naked through the house for a few days as she tries to get it all down. day one, she had one accident. day two, she was PERFECT. no accidents. so, day three we tried to put on some underwear and pants- and that is where we ran into a problem. little vi was not interested in clothes. she was perfectly fine not wearing anything but boots. with some convincing, she put on pants...and promptly peed. awesome. it freaked her out to be wet, which is good, and since then she has been doing great in pants. we even made our first big, long outing yesterday and came home accident free!

potty trained before 2...? ok! we can handle that!


Cocktail Lady said...

Just found your blog and read your "the potty diaries" post. Loved it! I've potty trained our 2 boy and am now starting on my first girl (with one more coming up the ropes). Sounds like you're doing a great job! Cheers!

Lindsey said...

That girl can wear anything- or nothing- and is just as adorable as can be!

Leslea said...

who's the cocktail lady?

Cousellor Hornchurch said...

Ah brilliant!!

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