Today is day 13 of potty training. Progress is slow, but we are making progress. I'd like to know how a 2 year old's bladder can possibly hold it all for eight hours before bed and still wake up dry the next morning. I'd also like to know how it is possible to smear poop all over the toilet seat without actually getting any in the toilet.
I have employed all means possible to entice this kid into using the potty: M&M's to sit, cookies, fruit snacks, candy when she goes, even the opportunity to play with bubbles in the sink or jump on the neighbor's tramp, a sticker chart with bigger toys as rewards for getting enough stickers. I've even promised her a trip to Chuck-E-Cheese when she fills her entire sticker chart. I've also found strategic ways to "trick" her into actually going when she's sitting: putting her hand in a cup of warm water, running the faucet, using a doll or teddy bear to show her how its done. Lets just say this kid has way to much candy and TV time these days just so I can get her to sit on the potty long enough to accidentally go while she's not paying attention.
I have to give some credit to my little girl who really wants to wear Mickey Mouse panties and has been heard to say "Poor Tinkerbell..." when Tinkerbell has to get scrubbed out in the toilet because of an accident. And we are getting somewhere.
I think I should get rewards every time she goes, because this sure is a lot of work!
1 year ago