After waking up with a cold (and no patience) yesterday, I decided to hold off on the whole potty training thing. Sadie wore a diaper all day yesterday but watched Elmo's Potty Time at least 3 times. I did decide to buy her own potty since what we were using was just a seat cover. I thought maybe she would be less intimidated with something more her size. Plus, it plays really cool music every time she is successful.
Today the panties went on at 8:00 am. For the next half hour we sat on the potty maybe 20 minutes. While she sat on her throne we sang songs and read books. Nothing. We ate breakfast, had a few false alarms and by about 9:00 had the first accident. I gave her a bath, put more panties on and we played until nap time without anymore accidents. I went ahead and put on a diaper before she went into her crib because I'm not in the mood to wash sheets. Lazy, I know. Plus, Blake has the rest of the day off and we're heading to Ikea and I REALLY don't feel like doing anymore potty training today.
So, we're still without anything making it into the potty. Maybe we'll start again next week...
Friday, August 31, 2007
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Props to you for sticking with it as long as you have! Like I said before, I will need all the advice I can get soon. It's good to know how others deal with it and what works and what doesn't. Don't give up!!!
Have you thought about using Pull-Ups to start out? I know you hear the pros and cons of using them. A lot of people told me not to use them. But for the first couple of days (and during nap/nighttime for a couple of weeks) they worked great for James. It was nice to pull them up and down like underwear, but until James sort of got the hang of it, I wasn't constantly changing wet underwear. After a couple of days, we switched over to the real thing and he was much better prepared. Anyway, just my two cents worth...
So, I found your blog through Carlee's, she's a friend of mine. I just have to say that I read your "about me" and you sound exactly like me! I mean, everything you said is me! Crazy! Anyway, I too am struggling with potty training right now! My son will only go if he isn't wearing anything!! So, if I ever find something that works, I'll let you know. I hope you don't mind me reading your stuff and commenting. You are welcome to view my blog at www.beckysquire.com
Washing sheets, washing undies, washing bottoms. Does it ever end? lol
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