So I came up with a plan … Let her wear panties around the house (especially for the three days I planned to be home with her). Set my timer for every 30-45 minutes, and take her to the potty regularly. Put pull-ups on for naps and diapers at night.
Well, Thursday afternoon went really well. She went in the potty 6 times and had 4 accidents.
Then Friday morning started out well, and she even took her baby to the bathroom with her. But later in the day it seemed to be going down hill. I counted 11 accidents before I stopped counting. She went in the potty three times throughout the morning and early afternoon. But after her nap, she peed on herself 4 times in the course of an hour, even though she went in the potty in the middle of that.
So I started thinking about the check lists I ready online. “Is Your Child Ready?” I could answer “yes” to every questions except one: Does your child wake up from naps dry and/or stay dry for lengthy periods of time?
And I thought maybe it was just because we hadn’t tried. But now I think it’s because maybe she’s not quite ready to hold it. Or, rather, maybe she can’t physically hold it. I don’t want her crying about the potty, which is where we left it yesterday afternoon. And, like we talked about before, I don’t want to be pushy with this.
She did get up and go this morning, but then she peed on herself 20 minutes later.
Again, I’m opening this up for discussion. (Greg just said, so you want everyone to know what we’re thinking about potty training. Well, yes, because you all give good feedback!) So, what do you think?