Tuesday, July 21, 2009

potty training bootcamp update - day 2

Napped with out a diaper and woke up dry!

UPDATE #2!!!

Guess who told me mid swim lessons that she had to go potty!! She was wet and freezing but she did it!


Guess who woke up DRY this morning!! Woo to the Hoo!!

We are about to embark on day two of our potty training boot camp. I actually hear Sass stirring in her bed as I am typing. Yesterday went pretty well. We did have two BIG accidents, if you catch my drift, but other than that it was just a little sprinkle here or there. She has gotten much better about using her words and letting me know.

Several prizes were earned yesterday. It was such a pretty day I tried to encourage her to pick things we could play outside with like bubbles and chalk. She ended the day picking two little mermaids that came from the dollar store and are now carried everywhere because they are her "friends". We kept the potty outside with us yesterday and I kept her tush exposed so she could see herself start to have an accident and then run to the potty.

Last night I read the "3 Day Potty Training" manual that you can download. It was really easy to read and gave me some great ideas. It was written by a mother of 6, so I am going to attempt to follow her method from here on out. We aren't suppose to go anywhere for the first three days, but Sass does have a swim lesson this morning, so we are going to venture out for that and then rush back home to get back to business. The part of this method that I like the best is you give the control over to your child. Instead of asking them a million times if they have to go potty, you just keep reminding them to "tell mommy if you have to go potty". We did this all day yesterday, and boy not asking them is a hard habit to break, but she was doing really good about telling me more and more as the day went on.


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Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Good luck with the potty training. I need to read that document and get some ideas. E-Man is getting close but doesn't seem to care enough.

Katie said...

I heard alot of people were not having luck with the handheld so you might want to print it out.

wtspb2007 said...

Congratulations on the potty training. It is hard work, but so worth it in the end!

You can also set a timer to help "remind" your child that it is time to go - that puts the control back on the child without pressure from Mom or Dad.

Suzanne Riffel, author of "The Potty Boot Camp: Basic Training for Toddlers"

P.S. Great blog! I enjoyed it

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