She's a stubborn little thing and I know that the older she gets, the harder it will be to get her away from her beloved diapers, so I threw down the gauntlet yesterday. Mike and I talked about it all weekend telling her how much fun it was going to wear "big girl panties." So Monday morning, I put her in a pull up and she hasn't worn a diaper since. It's going......okay.
It's a slow process with lots of setbacks. And honestly, as much as the parenting experts tell you not to get mad or punish them for accidents, it's REALLY hard not to. There are moments that I just have to walk away for a few seconds to calm myself down. She still won't tell me when she needs to go so I have to remind her. If she's busy with an activity, she gets really frustrated that she has to stop. We've had some success with singing the song from Daniel Tiger "if you have to go potty, stop and go right away!" If you've seen that show at all, you know that song. It gets in your head and never goes away. Plus, Connor is obsessed with trying to play in the toilet right now. So trying to keep him away from her while she's in the bathroom is difficult to say the least.
Thankfully, today has been going much better than yesterday and I hope it continues to go well. We're using a sticker chart and a bag of prizes to help keep her motivated. I think it's going to work this time. She seems much more into it. I need to think of a big prize to give her at the end when she's fully potty trained.
Do you have any great potty training tips? I think most parents dread this phase and advice is much appreciated!