I think I can safely say that Rylie is potty trained! Yay! I am so proud of her! She hasn’t had a pee accident in a couple weeks now, and hasn’t had a poop accident since last Friday. She is doing great! She didn’t even have any accidents in the car during our trips to and from Alabama, even though she had a pull-up on just in case.
A couple people have asked me what we did to potty train her, and honestly, WE didn’t do anything. We pretty much just let her potty train herself. Her awesome teacher, BG, worked with her at school, and that really helped, but we just let her go at her own pace.
I guess it was a couple of weeks before her second birthday when she started showing interest in the potty. We bought her one of those padded seats that go over the toilet, because I was not about to deal with cleaning out one of those little potties…YUCK! I honestly can’t remember when she went in the potty for the first time. I know, I’m a horrible mom, but I do have it written on the calendar at home. So since then, we have just been letting her go on the potty when she wants to. We have encouraged her to go on the potty, but we haven’t forced it. I found that by letting her make her own decisions and go at her own pace, she was more eager to use the potty.
She started wearing pull-ups only at school right after her second birthday, and did really well. Home was a different story. Up until the last month or so, she still wanted diapers at home and didn’t really want to use the potty. I bought her some underwear (remember my hate for the word “panties”?) and she started wearing those to school a couple weeks ago. She has only had ONE pee accident at school, and ONE at home since she started wearing her “undiewear”. How great is that? And over the weekend she got comfortable going #2 in the potty too! Yay!
I realize that there will still be accidents, and she will still be wearing a diaper or pull-up at night for a while, but she is doing so well. By the way, how are the pull-ups at night? Or those “under-jam” things? Does anyone have experience with those? Right now she is still wearing an overnight diaper, but she is usually dry in the mornings, so I don’t think we need those.
No more diapers for Rylie! And other than the whole nasty public bathroom thing, having her potty trained is awesome!
Oh, and it is hilarious when she announces to everyone what she does on the potty! We still clap for her every time she goes. :-)
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