Thursday, September 20, 2012

Potty Training is Complete

This week has been hectic. A lot of things have changed around here and Madi and I are still adjusting. But I'll save all of that for a later post. I just wanted to let everyone know how wonderful Madi is doing with her potty training.
We encountered some problems in the beginning with getting her to go #2 on the potty but that only lasted for a few days. She just had to move at her own pace. Now she rarely has accidents. Usually they are at school when she is preoccupied with something their class is doing. But all kids do that.
I also didn't use a reward system. Madi LOVES candy, but I refused to use that as a prize to get her to use the potty. Instead, I found that she really responded to me getting excited. So every time she would go #2, I would do a psycho-happy-freak-out-dance for her and she couldn't stop giggling. She looked forward to that, and it worked for her.
She still wears a pull-up at night, I've decided to hold that off for Christmas break. However, she doesn't wear anything during naptime and has honestly never had an accident while napping.
It's been one month since the potty training began and I'm happy to say, we lived through it! Madi is such a smart and adaptive little girl. All the milestones that I've dreaded getting to, like taking the bottle away, getting rid of the pacifier, and now, potty training, she has handled them ALL like a champ! Thank goodness.
(doesn't she look so big?!)
Right now, we're piled up on the couch, sick as dogs. We both caught a stomach bug from her daycare.
But hopefully we'll be back to normal soon :)


  1. Rylan is still adjusting to potty training. He will go #2 in the toilet but won't go peepee. So we're working on that. Lol

  2. Madi was the complete opposite! But I'm sure he'll do it on his own time :)they know when they're ready.


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