Friday, July 27, 2012
It's official...there's no turning back...we're potty training! I'm so excited because Jenna is doing GREAT!
When Jenna was about 8 months old, I decided to try early potty training or "elimination communication"...(see my post here)...and what a waste of time that was! Maybe it works for some people, but not for us! She did fine sitting on the potty before she was mobile, but once she started walking, she would not sit still long enough to use the potty.
After that I still kept the potty out and when I would use the bathroom I would ask if she wanted to use the potty. She always said no, but then a couple weeks ago she said yes! She started out by pretending to use the potty. Last Wednesday I decided to leave her diaperless. It worked like a charm! Since then, she's been not wearing a diaper and only sleeping in one. She has done really well and hasn't had any accidents for a few days. I think what helped a lot was having her run around naked for the first couple of days.
I haven't taken her out in public much...I am kind of afraid she will be too distracted to use the potty away from home, so that's the next thing we have to master!