The Lusk Clan

The Lusk Clan

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Accidental Potty Training

Ellie is 2 years and almost 4 months.

We have attempted potty training off and on for about four months now.

I ask her to sit on the potty, she screams no and poops under the dining room table.

We've had a success here or there.

Especially after she sees either her sister, cousin or a friend use the potty.

Other than that, she has not cared at all.

Until Friday.

While getting dressed for the day, at around 10 (don't judge, that was earlier than some days!) I noticed her diaper from her early morning change was still dry.

So, I asked...and she said, "Yes!"

So she went to the kitchen to sit down.

Sidenote: I have a couple friends who have a potty chair in their living room because it is easily accessible and I thought that was a great idea. Our open floorplan lands it in the kitchen. I'm sure its sanitary (remember its never really successfully been used!)

She sat, and sat, and sat...(sound like Prudence to anyone? :) and then she stood up and proclaimed, "I did it!"

Yes. She. Did.

Maggie and I then proceeded to do the potty dance. You know, the wiggle your hips and arms at the same time while chanting, "Pee pee in the potty! Pee pee in the potty!"

Ellie beamed. Especially after she was given not one, but two starburst jelly beans! (Fellow mommy's do you give your older kids a little treat when the younger one is learning? We have, and its been helpful because Maggie encourages Ellie to go try so she can get her own treat too. I'm just not sure if its appropriate or not.)

We set our timer and every hour prompted her to sit on the potty to try. No harm no foul, and she did so well!

All in all Friday she had six pees and one poo, and 2 wet diapers.

Today, we are on a roll again with 7 pees (2 of which she told us on her own it was potty time), 1 poo and 3 wet diapers. We are also rewarding with jelly beans for pee and chocolate for poos.

She is doing so well that we tried on some panties, and then celebrated the recent success with a swinging session.

I didn't mean to go into potty training mode this weekend, and I know accidents will happen, but I guess like they say, when they are ready they are ready! I'm so proud of her!

1 comment:

  1. Sydney might be getting ready. She's awfully interested when I go. But is it bad to say that I'm not ready? Personally, I think rewarding the older sibling is brilliant! Nothing wrong with a little positive peer pressure. :)