After constantly telling me when you were going potty and requesting to be changed as soon as you pooped, I knew it was time to say see-ya later to diapers! We had a weekend that was pretty plan-free so I removed the diaps and let your sweet checks fly. We followed the same methodology as we did with William. Let you run naked so you would start to learn the sensation of when you start to pee. You had 3 mini accidents, one with a little poop and then two when a little pee came out but then were able to pee one the toilet successfully 3 times. You were pretty scared and there were LOTS of false alarms. A Lot!
That evening we were going over to Uncle Joe’s house and you peed on the potty twice but also pooped in your undies. The next day you only had once potty accident, and really had to poop but refused–I think you were scared. The next week, while I was at work, you really didn’t cooperate at all for Daddy. You pooped in your undies many times and wouldn’t really pee for him either, so we went back to diapers. For the most part, you were telling us when you needed to pee so it wasn’t like you were really using the diapers except for pooping.
Two months later, memorial day weekend, I thought I would give it another whirl since we had 3 days. First day went pretty good and you popped once or twice for me. The next day, you came down with some diarrhea, which made me very skeptical on progressing with this process, but you told me every time you had to go and I think the softness really helped teach you how to go on the potty verses pushing out something more solid.
Giving you a hug while on the potty was another little trick that really helped you. If you had to go, you would request huggie and I would squeeze your little torso, rub your back and tell you, it’s OK–just push your poopies into the potty. Lots of Good Job Kate, Way to Go, but it helped give you the confidence you needed.
My favorite was the way your eyes would twinkle when you actually went. You would look at me and say ‘Dood job mommies! Treat!
This weekend was definitely a turning point in the potty training journey for you. You’ll have a couple of accidents here an there but for the most part, are always wearing underwear (outside of naps and bedtime).
You will only go on a little kids potty seat. I’ve tried public restrooms a few times and one would have thought a stranger was trying to rip you out of my arms in the way you reacted. Hopefully, you’ll become more accustomed to them otherwise you’re going to be in a lot of pain holding it or it is going to be really inconvenient for all of us.
Three cheers to almost being diaper-free for us!