Wednesday, August 27, 2008

A Revisitation of the Potty Training Saga...

Potty training is not my most favorite parenting thing to do. It came so easy with Ashley, one day and we were done. Audrey started showing interest a few months ago, and I attempted to train her that last week in May to no avail.

So we didn't push it. We just let her be. We had some road trips planned and the thought of dealing with potty training during these trips gave me nightmares.

About a month ago, Audrey was strictly wearing only pull-ups. She was staying dry all day at school, and really only going in her pull-up when we would forget to have her go to the bathroom in the evenings. Once again, I stressed about having to add her and her potty training skills to an already tight morning routine of getting Ashley to the bus stop and her to school.

Then she started staying dry all night, despite the cup of milk she was having before bed. And then her teacher at school suggested we have her wear "big girl underwear" to school since she was doing so well. That was two weeks ago.

The only hold up in this whole process was the poop factor. She refused to poop in the bathroom, on the toilet. Until this weekend when miraculously she started doing that as well.

She went our whole trip to and from Tennessee for my brother's wedding in underwear without any accidents. That's nine to ten hours in the car. She started telling us when she had to go.

So the slacker version of potty training worked for us. If you need any more tips on how to be a slacker parent, inquire within.

8 comments:

Kellie said...

I need any and all tips for potty training. Morgan's the same age as Audrey and showing NO signs of interest.

:)

Julie said...

See, sometimes it pays to be a slacker! : )

SJ said...

Girl! You are lucky! I'm still struggling with Isaac but he's getting better! He's really starting to show more interest, so I'm hoping we'll be all done soon!

Lori said...

want to come start training Blake? he's shown no signs yet

but I bet you will be so happy to not have to buy diapers anymore!

CPA Mom said...

i'm loving the slacker method. we did the same - they trained by peer pressure at daycare.

of course, now Eeyore is trying to regress. Oy!

Jennifer said...

LOL!potty training is seriously my favorite parenting job!! After doing it 4 times I feel pretty confident in my methods and the baby at 16 months is already asking to go on the potty!! Too bad its the only part of parenting I have any confidence in!

giants fan said...

we are just starting with my son-- I can see that it will be a long process!

Emily Geizer said...

I am also ready to embark on potty training with my 2nd child. I recently posted an article with tips and advice. Check it out at :
http://childperspective.com