We've never really pushed Lexi to potty train. The potty was introduced to her at about 18 months old. She'd sit on it and read her books...but we never forced the issue. About a month or so ago, she became #2 trained. She would always make poo poo on the potty...either because she asked to go, or we caught her with "the look" and got her on the potty in time. It's been quite awhile since we've dealt with a dirty diaper. But still, we never pushed her to use it. Over the last few weeks, however, we've seen some signs that maybe she was ready for a "push".
On Saturday morning I decided to go for it. Hard core. No more diapers. She stayed dry all day...and made potty in the potty. She had an accident about 7pm...and was quite upset about it. Yesterday, same thing. Dry all day. She refused to put a pull up on last night. She wanted her "big girl underwear". I didn't want to confuse her, so I let her wear her underwear to bed, fully expecting to be woken up at 2am when she was wet. She woke up at 8am...completely dry.
She's at school today. And I took 3 extra pairs of underwear and pants and socks...just in case. We'll see how well she does. But I'm in shock. ONE accident...in 2 full days. And we even went out to a few stores on Saturday. Makes me feel a little bad...that maybe she was ready all along and just waiting for me to "be ready" for this grow up stage. I do feel a little sad that she's growing up...and so fast...but I will NOT miss buying diapers.
One question I do have for everyone...how does your little one get up on the potty? We haven't been able to find a stepstool that is the "perfect" height. One is too tall and one is too small.