|Our big girl using the potty chair! She uses both the toilet and the potty chair.|
She's been in undies for a little over a week now and will have an accident every once in a while but for the most part stays dry. She's only pooped in her pants once and that was when we were driving in the car. We got called out on a Meals on Wheels route last minute on Friday because someone didn't show up and they couldn't find anyone else to deliver. If I hadn't done it, the meals wouldn't have gone out. It wasn't exactly what I was wanting to do with a newly potty trained child, but we made it work. Two hours in and out of the car was a recipe for disaster but she did pretty darn well (we did make a couple stops at restrooms between houses). After that I bought some puppy pads to put in her car seat so if she does have an accident, her car seat won't get soiled. This round of potty training has been pretty uneventful and easy. I think that is mostly due to just waiting until she was ready but having Carter also helps. He is a great motivator and will actually ask her to go potty. What is amazing is that when he asks her to, she does! One day he was sitting on the toilet and she was messing around in the bathroom. He told her she should go sit on the potty too while he was going to the bathroom so she did. He also offers her things sometimes so we had to talk about what he is allowed to offer her for going on the potty. His most creative was a bubble bath and the most self-interested was ice cream.
Little Miss has been using the whole pottying thing to her advantage as a way to get out of bed at night so we've had to limit her to getting up to potty once at night. She was getting up 3-4 times in a row after we put her down for bed saying she needed to potty. She'd only go the first time she came out. I was impressed this morning when I discovered she woke up dry! She's still wearing a diaper for naps and bedtime because she's such a hard sleeper and I don't want her to miss out on sleep because she's waking up wet. For the most part it seems like she can hold it for a decent amount of time though. I was trying to get her to go about every 30 minutes but when we're home I let her go on her own unless we're leaving the house, then I ask her to go before we leave. I'll remind her at times or ask her if she has to go, but at home pretty much just let her do her own thing. She's had a few times where she went over an hour without needing to go! I am so thankful that potty training Elise has been a different experience from potty training Carter and I'm so proud of what a wonderful job she has done as well as what a supportive helper Carter has been throughout! Oh, and a side note, Elise doesn't respond well to food bribery but I can entice her to get on the potty by letting her look at pictures on my phone! Read about our adventures potty training Carter with a learning theme here and a potty training update here. The rest of the information about Carter and potty training can be found in his monthly updates.
|It all started with an interest because her big brother was doing it!|