|Accident # 1|
So, it no secret that I’m feeling liked a beached whale lately. As a result I only leave the house when we are running low on milk and eggs. After seeing on FB a few friends and family playing around with the idea of potty training I decided to read up on it. Oh man, there is a TON of different philosophies on potty training and what age to start. Some people start as early as a newborn and then others don’t start until age 3 or even older! So it was kind of hard finding what was the best fit for our family. In the end I read how some people believe a good “sensitive age” to start kids is between 12-18 months. They are young enough not to be attached to solely using diapers, but old enough to use a potty with training.
It was sunny and 70 degrees again outside…perfect potty weather. I made some salty snacks to keep her thirsty (to trigger more peeing) and then set up outside play activities for her and we just hung out and soaked up the sun. She really did so well. Yes there were accidents, but everytime I said “lets go to the potty” she did so willingly. The one-on-one time with her was really fun too. We spent a lot of time reading books and watching Elmo on my phone. Seeing her run around in those tiny panties was just the cutest too.
In the end the final score was 7 successes in the potty and 5 accidents. 2 of the successes were poopies in the potty! I didn’t change a single poopy diaper today. Yay! All of her accidents were outside so I didn’t really have much of a mess to clean up. The day wasn’t half bad. We’ll see how tomorrow goes =)