Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Princess and the Potty Chart


The evening of Potty Party Day 2007 was a tough one for all of us. Goldie couldn't sleep. I couldn't sleep. We were stressed out. I had to decide what to do. Do I turn tail and reapply diaper or stick it out? Being the stubborn broad I am I decided to stick it out. I am so glad I did. The little bugger figured it out the very next day and has only had a handful of accidents since last Friday. She pooped in the potty today without any prompting. I never wanted to hug a turd so badly in my life. I would say she is about 90% there. Here is the lowdown:

  • Goldie is in real panties all day except for Pull-Ups for naps/nighttime. No exceptions.

  • When she wets her pants (4 times in one week) She cleans up the mess to her ability and changes her own clothes. I remind her that I don't like her to wet her pants sternly, but not angrily.

  • I have her check potty once every 30 minutes to avoid accidents.

  • I plan on spending about a month with the half-hourly checks.

I am so proud of my big girl

*While it may look like Goldie's handwriting on the potty chart, I assure you that although she is extremely bright, it wasn't her. A stranger with really bad handwriting broke into my house with a sharpie when we were sleeping.


Anonymous Kris H. said...

Hi! I am new here (Amalah sent me) and I was checking out some of your older posts. I was so excited to hear of someone else who used this potty training method! I used this with both of my kids (now 8 and 5) and it worked WONDERFULLY with both of them! I am a BIG advocate now!

Good luck with the continued success. It is amazing how very quickly they become independent with this method. In no time, you will be going about your day and realize that she has wandered off to the potty without any prompting from you. Ahh...the freedom!!! :)

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