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Adventures in Potty-Training

The same day of Alex's incident with the Peneten cream, she went "tinkle, tinkle" in the potty. It's the only way we can get her on the potty, is the excitement of possibly hearing the "tinkle tinkle". She was very proud of herself, and I started to have hope that she won't go through life in diapers.

So a few days ago, I went and purchased a four-pack of "big girl" panties. Several of my friends have not had success at potty-training until they went straight into regular underwear, so I thought it might be worth a try. Today after nap, we gave it a shot.

She woke up at 3:30 and we put on the panties. She was very pleased. I kept asking her if she had to go "tinkle tinkle" but she kept saying no.

5:00 - I was downstairs getting dinner ready, and I heard a thump, pitter-patter, pitter-patter... THUMP, pitter-patter, pitter-patter. Knowing something was up, I went upstairs to find her on her hands and knees, frantically rubbing the carpet with a kleenex. "Hi Mommy, it's all wet." Concealing a smile, I explained that when we don't pee on the potty, the new panties, and our pants, and the carpet get all wet. She seemed to get it. We changed into a new set of panties, and new pants.

6:00 - She was downstairs and came running upstairs... "I all wet again Mommy." I went through the explanation again, was careful not to smile, and we changed into the third pair of panties.

6:30 - We were sitting at the dinner table eating, when she cheerfully announced that she'd just pooped. We're now in the last pair of panties.

Please, please, PLEASE let her have one success tonight in her new panties!

***ETA: Nope. 7:40 - jumped up from the potty to run behind the cat tree and pee.


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Jan. 24th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)
This may sound weird but I used to take Mya with me everywhere so she had the public restroom experience quite often.
Because of this and the fact that she usually came with me when I went at home too I think it was easier for her to put two and two together.
I used to have a little seat for her that I would sit her on when I would go and I would encourage her to imitate me.
I would also take her at regular intervals even if she said she didn't have to go using a similar tinkle tinkle game out of it.
Basically you keep plugging at it day and night even if it doesn't seem to be working then it should all magically come together.
It did for me anyways...sure hope this helps a lil.

Also pooping your pants at the supper table is an awesome story to tell any boyfriends in future years. xD
Jan. 25th, 2009 05:49 am (UTC)
I should start a tag of embarassing child stories for later.
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