Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Potty Training Games

I don't know where to start! I began potty training Madi Thursday evening. I'm thankful to say that we've (both) made big strides since then.

Thursday evening, I put Madi in panties and told her to throw her last diaper away. She threw it in the trash and said "bye bye diaper!" Then the "games" began. I had bought about 18 pairs of panties for her knowing that she would go through them quick the first day or so. Boy was I right. I was throwing panties in the washer about every 5 minutes. She went through them like it was going out of style. "Mommy, I peed!" was beginning to get old.

Friday, she was still trying to grasp the idea of what she was doing. She had many accidents but she also successfully peed on the potty many times too. I could tell she was grasping the idea better and also working on holding it too.

Saturday, she made big progress. She only had a few accidents and I took her to the potty about every half hour which helped lower the amount of accidents as well. She was really getting comfortable using the potty as well.

As we end day 3 of potty training, I'm so very proud of her. She's only had 3 accidents today total. She's also used the potty many many times successfully. But we have one problem... She won't poop on the potty. It seems like she's scared to. I sat with her for 20 minutes at the potty because she said her belly hurt. I could tell she needed to go but wouldn't. Then she had an accident once I let her get off.

Did your child have this problem? Do you have any tips on how to make her more comfortable with using the potty for #2?


  1. I potty trained my nephew a few months ago and had the same problem. I made a prize chest made up of little trinkets and dollar store toys and made it clear to him that he would only get one if he went poopoo in the potty. It didn't take too long for him to start going after that, but really it was just a matter of him getting used to it. You'll have her going in no time.
    -Ashley Blanchard

  2. Did you use pull-ups? I have a whole package if you want to try it. That's how we trained Kristen and she learned in no time...that and the little potty. Let me know, I have no real reason to keep them lol.


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