Diapers officially gone

I have offically donated my extra diapers to WST’s daycare.  We still have pull ups, that we wear overnight (just in case), but diapers are gone.

In just under 4 weeks.  Wow.

Now if we can just get from “I’m pooping to “I’m going to poop” we’ll be pretty good to go!

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4 Responses to “Diapers officially gone”

  1. stream of continuousness Says:

    wow. you will have to tell me how you did that. 4 weeks!

    • oneluckymommy Says:

      Actually, the WHOLE process started almost a year ago when we bought a potty to have somewhere to put her when she started/looked like she was going to poop in the tub. She liked it, had no fear, and we simply gently encouraged in the direction she was going – right up to 1-2 hours at a time in little girl panties. Then about 2 months ago she started refusing to have anything to do with the potty. She actively said she didn’t want panties, “I pee in them mommy.”

      We tried lots of things – gently and not veryactively, assuming it was just a phase, and finally I created a sticker chart for any time she would “try” the potty. She got *maybe* one sticker a day that week. The next week, (about a month after she started saying NO), her daycare teacher (very loving, wonderful woman) said “I’m ready to potty train her – just bring extra clothes and underwear.”

      And Poof! Most of the hard work was done in a week. For the past 2 weeks we’ve only had pee accidents when too far away from a bathroom, or TOTALLY involved in something cool (like playing with her out of town cousin) – and not even every time. Pooping is still about 50% success rate, but visibly making progress each day.

      So, um, mostly I just gently encouraged her to do her own thing, didn’t make a big deal of it, set up a simple reward system when she got ‘stuck,’ and said “yes” to daycare.

      I really think daycare was the key – she had almost 2 years of watching all the big kids ‘go potty’ and their routine and schedule helped out a lot. I really think her recent “no potty” was about not liking accidents – and her solution was to stay in diapers, as opposed to learning what it felt like and/or control.
      🙂

  2. wrmcnutt Says:

    I think the little girl decided on the timing.

  3. starrynightcoach Says:

    Congrats, that’s awesome! 🙂


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