Since the diaper came off in August this post may be a bit belated but an important milestone to document nevertheless!
Potty Training. Just those words sent me into panic. We were in a nice cozy routine why upset it? But then Ava started taking off her own diaper and wanting to go on the potty, I guess it was time. There are so many theorys out there on this subject it is enough to confuse anyone. So, instead of totally overwhelming myself I decided not read anything and just do what seemed to work and felt right at the time. After all kids have been moving through this stage for centuries so we too would get there eventually!
We had purchased some of the essentials many months prior just and an introduction so she would feel comfortable with her little potty’s and what they were used for.
- Potty/ potty’s
- books on going potty
- love having the flush-able wet wipes
Not sure which direction to go in we got both the small seat for the big potty and an individual potty just for Ava. In the end I am glad we had both. First off with three floors in our house it was nice to have two covered with options. Second she has had moments where she likes the small potty better, although we encourage the big potty most of the time.
One Saturday the diaper came off that was it. We asked consistently if she had to go and put her on the potty every two hours even if she claimed she did not have to. In the beginning the diaper was off all day at home except for nap time and night time (I am still worried that she is not quite ready for control while sleeping). It was only a matter of days before Ava would say “no diaper have to go in the potty,” each time the diaper came off! We have worked up to outings. At first I would put a pull up on for outings then I would put one on for the car and take it off when we got somewhere now we are working to no pull up on outings and so far so good! Three months and we have had maybe 6 accidents.. not bad in my opinion! She gets super excited to pick out a special pair of underwear each day princess or animals??? Oh, the decisions of toddlerhood!