I feel a little scared to say anything, but…..Grace is doing GREAT! I feel almost feel comfortable saying, “success!”.
No accidents for the past 4.5 days! The mermaid puppet day was our breakthrough, but we did have 2 accidents/morning both days following the mermaid moment. The day the accidents stopped entirely….was the day I explained how pull-ups work. Ha. I don’t use pull-ups while potty training, since 1) they can’t FEEL they’re wet & 2)…they’re disposable & I like to minimize my use of disposable products. However, I do use them for things like church (dont’ want to stress out children’s church workers with cleaning pee out of carpets) & for the first few weeks longer trips outside the house. Anyhow, I always thought the “learning designs” were stupid. Asher was definitely never interested in them. I mean…how does a fading picture help a kid learn to not pee their pants?? How about having urine drip down their leg into their shoes? Seems like that makes a quicker connection to the thought “oh, I needed to go potty”.
Anyhow, I put her in a pull up this past weekend & she “oohed & ahhed” over the little hearts. …hhmmm…So I explained that if she goes potty in her pants it “makes the hearts go away”. It happened once & she was pretty sad. From then on she started telling me when she needed to go & each time she went on the potty she’d say, “I not make hearts go away!” In fact, twice she has asked to wear the “hearts underwear” instead of the pretty cotton princess underwear I have rewarded her with. Don’t get me wrong, she LIKES the princesses. But for some reason she likes the pull-ups.
There she goes again proving my assumptions wrong. I’m just glad I was a cheap-skate & got the Target brand pull-ups instead of the plain brown seventh-generation ones (which do not have “learning designs”).