Sunday, June 26, 2011

PT success!!



Audrey has been without a diaper all day and has had NO accidents! We've been hanging out in the living room all morning. She walks over, gets on her potty, and she goes! She gets a small treat, we clean out her potty and start all over again. I am so proud of her! She definitely seems to recognize the feeling that she has to go and she's making the connection that she needs to go on the potty. A month ago that wasn't the case (as evidenced by numerous puddles on the hardwood floor!) I just put her down for a nap and I'm hoping the rest of the day is just as successful.

So, when is a good time to start putting her in underwear? Should we start with Pull-Ups first? Should we keep doing the nakey thing for a few days until she definitely gets it? I'm just not sure what the next steps are so any advice would be GREAT!

**UPDATE**
Audrey did great after her nap! She even went #2 on the potty :) I put underwear on her when we went outside to blow bubbles. We were out for maybe 10 minutes with no issues. But then, as we were walking in she peed and oddly enough it didn't phase her. She had another accident later on when she was playing with her toys. Both times I had her sit on the potty and I assured her it was ok to have accidents (she didn't seem to care, lol.)

Thanks for all the advice!! I'm hoping she continues to use the potty like she did today. What a huge step!

7 comments:

amy said...

underpants! pull ups for naps and bedtime, but pull ups during the day just confuses them and sends mixed signals.

Kari said...

I just went full on with underwear during the day for the little guy I nanny at 2 years, 3 months. Even for naptime! He had one accident the first day, and one the second, and he's been potty trained during the day ever since (beginning of March). He still wears pull ups at night.

Liz said...

I would do the naked thing a few more days if possible, then underpants. I agree with Amy, pull-ups during the day are confusing. And if you can, bring the potty with you in the car when you go out. Sitting on a large, strange toilet is scary, so if she can use her little potty in the car while she really gets the hang of it, that will help, too. Good luck!

Lulu said...

Awesome!! So glad to hear it.
We did underwear right away and Bria was potty trained in 3 days. We do pull-ups at night but that's it, she is in underwear for naps and stays dry. She has even started staying dry at night which is awesome.

caroline said...

I agree...pull ups for naps and bedtime (and we did pull ups for outings, also). I think if naked is working then stick with it for now :) I think we still used diapers at night for a while since the pull ups don't hold as much. Every kid is different!

Allison Ashinhurst said...

I know boys are different, but with Jake, I stayed at home for about 4 days or so for the potty training, and I straight up did big boy underwear - even at nap. I put him in a diaper at night, but I didn't want him to be confused, either, with putting him in pull-ups during the day. However, every child is different, but that's what worked for us :-) Good luck!!! Sounds like she is off to a great start.

Leanne said...

We started training Lucas last Monday and by Wednesday night he was totally potty trained at home (except for naps and bed). If she enjoys being naked, I'd stick with that a little longer because it really does help her feel what's going on a little better. I'd let her spend time in her underwear once you think she "gets" it a little more. One trick I learned from some other bloggers is to put pull ups on OVER the underwear when you go out/outside and for bed and naps. That way she will still have the feeling of the underwear being wet/dirty, but you won't have as big of a mess to clean up! This has worked like a charm for Lucas and after just one week, he is waking up dry from naps and usually from bed, too! Also, after the second day when he was still having accidents, I was starting to get frustrated. I knew my frustration was making the process take longer, so I really had to keep my composure. After realizing that, every time he had an accident, I'd calmly take him to the bathroom, have him "help" me clean up him and the mess and then I would take him to the potty and say, "We don't pee in our underwear anymore. You have to pee in the potty, got it?" This simple reminder really helped him catch on. Good luck! As long as you stay consistent and keep your cool, it will eventually click for her!