Admist all the birthday happenings, I forgot to post about special milestone–MAM’s ability to take off her diaper and say, “I POTTY-ed” in any given situation. During dance class, snack time, at the park…..and my favorite, my girlfriend’s house. Imagine my surprise when she came up to me with a pull-up in her hand loaded with poop-pellets, an angelic smile and announced, “I poop mommy”, right in the middle of dinner. That’s my girl.
After three days of self-diaper changes, I asked Ms. A at Rainbow what she wanted to do–duct tape, suspenders, the kind of pull-ups that freeze your hoo-ha when wet, what would make things easier? Ms. A’s answer?
“Michelle, I think we should try panties”
“Um, A, you mean real panties? The kind she would leak through?”
“Yes, that kind. She’ll catch on, I promise.”
So today, being a quiet at home day, I put her in panties upon waking up and MAM has made it to the potty ALL DAY LONG. She woke up a little before 8am, we put on panties and they have be dry all day long. She even pooped on the potty.
We left the house for a lunch date, and she stayed dry the entire time. We tried to go at the restaurant, but she didn’t actually go.
I put a diaper on her during nap for insurance, but 3 hours later, she woke up dry, and promptly sat on the potty.
I know there will be accidents, but I think we are off to a great start.
Let the laundry begin. And BTW, what’s your thought on hand-me-down-panties? We’ve got a bagful, they’ve been laundered, and were mostly used at this stage of the game by a friend of mine. It’s not like buying used ones at Goodwill, is it?
One Reply to “Potty ponderings.”
I’m so jealous! We are in the midst of potty training and it is most definitely not going as easy. Thanks for commenting on my interview at Tales from the Scales!