Sunday, November 3, 2013

Potty Training Fun

A little over a month ago we decided to try potty training Sadie. I have not looked forward to potty training at all. I thought for sure she was ready before Sophie came along but our pediatrician advised us to wait until after she was born. One day I was just done. I didn't want to change another big girl diaper.

I knew I wanted to try the 3-day method. There are lots of blog posts on this method. It's one where you just go for it and don't look back.

We went to Walmart and let her pick out her big girl panties and treats.

We spent the days leading up to the official day talking all about being a big girl and using the potty and how there would be no more diapers. When she woke up on day 1 she picked which panties she wanted to wear and that was it.

The first day she spent a lot of time on the potty. I set the timer on my phone and every time it went off we cheered and ran to the potty. Sometimes we would be in there much longer than I had planned.

She entertained herself with coloring...

...and snacks. Don't judge. We did whatever she wanted. :) Every time she deposited something in the toilet she got to decorate the lid.

This and washing her hands with the Bath and Body Works foam soap were the highlights of the entire experience.

The first day she had several accidents but by the third day she had none. I was so proud of her. She wore and still wears night time panties (pull ups) for nap and bedtime but otherwise she has done great.

She was so excited when Big Dog brought her a toy for doing so well.

Dr.'s time for a checkup!

Since we started she has had a couple of random accidents but hardly any. Naps still aren't perfect and night time isn't either but we'll take it a day at a time.