Friday, March 25, 2011

Potty Training

I have dreaded and dreaded potty training. I watched as all my friends who have children the same age start potty training. I didn't. I worried about it and talked about it and worried about it and talked about it. Long after several of Lulu's friends where potty trained she was still in a diaper and I was still worrying about it. Lulu and I even discussed how big girls go in the potty like her cousins but that is as far into potty training as I ventured.

One morning Lulu came in said,"Potty! Potty!" I was really confused so she went and got out the bright pink potty her Grammy had given her. Finally I understood. I took off her diaper and let her try to go potty, nothing happened but I congratulated her on trying. Lulu repeated this performance a couple of more times so I decided to pull out the Tinkerbell panties I had been saving for her. Her eyes lit up at the panties and she simply refused to go back into diapers!

The first two days she rarely made it to the potty but she was trying so hard. I had some M&Ms in the pantry that I happily gave her in relief when she finally made it to the potty. That solidified it in Lulu's mind that she was GOING to potty train. This determined little girl, I am happy to say, two weeks later now goes potty with very few accidents! I keep a big bowl full M&Ms in my kitchen at all times.

Now she just needs to figure out how to make it to the potty when she has to poop then my (... ok her) job will be complete!

Have you ever heard before of a 2-year-old who decided to potty train themselves? How did you potty train or are potty training your child?

22 comments:

  1. My mom & Todd's mom both told me that we decided we were ready to be potty trained. Mama says it's an oldest child thing. lol

    Lboy has started bringing us his diapers because he wants his diaper changed, so we are about to start training as well. He's ready, I'm not...I'm dreading it!

    Good luck!!!

    And glad to see you back on here!

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  2. Daycare suggested to me it was time to start potty training.. I bought lots of undies and only put on diapers for nap and nighttime. First, it was bathroom every half hour, then we lengthened the time in between to an hour, hour and a half, now it's about every two hours I suggest that she go to the bathroom. She was fully potty trained (still in a diaper at night) at 27 months. we started at 22 Months. Had one major set back. You seem to have a pro-active little girl! congrats

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