Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Potty Training: Day 2

We began quite successfully yesterday. Lily peed on the potty 3 out of 3 times, and she was so proud of herself. Each time, she jumped off and yelled, "I did it!" Then I'd come investigate and she'd jump up and down and there was much congratulations all around.

Today has not been quite so promising. So far, she's 1 for 3 - the "1" being just a minute ago, so really all day it felt like 0 for 2...and 0% is not positive and uplifting. Both today and yesterday, she pooped in her diaper during naptime in her crib, so we have yet to experience #2 on the potty (or on the that's good).

The first time she peed on the floor this morning, she looked very distraught. "What happened?!" she pointed at the wet floor. Her feet and her flip flops were wet, and she froze in place. My one saving grace is that Lily does not like mess. Together we cleaned it up and I thought the mess would have scared her into doing it again. But lo and behold, a couple hours later, she brought me into the living room to show me the puddle on the floor. "Oh..." she shook her head. "Pee pee on the floor..."

I'm glad she showed me and knew it was in the wrong spot. And at least both mistakes were on solid flooring and not carpeting. So far I think we're doing pretty good. Diapers only in the crib and in the car.

As Bob would say, "Baby steps on the bus..."


Anonymous said...

the car was the hardest for me, I used some sort of mat that I can't remember the name of right now. I think (I think) babysteps is the way to go, in the end both boys potty trained on their own (one at 3.5 and one at 2) I really think it has a lot to do with personality. And lily sounds like she is ready and her personality is too.

Good luck!!