|She has always loved her potty...notice the stickers!|
|Wearing her big-girl panties!|
I started off by sitting her down and discussing what exactly the potty boot camp was all about, then we went and she picked out some new panties at the store, and she immediately took to wearing them with no accidents. I also began giving her two stickers on her potty board for every potty she took while keeping her panties dry. By the second day, she was insulted when I tried to put diapers on her for naps and bedtime. So to overcome that little bump, as I was not about to let her sleep in panties just yet, I told her the pull-ups that had been sitting around forever were her special nighttime/naptime panties. I don't believe in the use of pull-ups as a potty training method. They absorb too much, don't let the child feel the wetness, and in my experience back when I taught preschool, they always seemed to immensely slow down the training process. I actually did try them with Piper at one point, to see if I was by chance wrong about my ideas on them, but she actually wet them more than diapers...hence why I had old pull-ups lying around not being used. Piper completely understood this idea and she immediately stopped fighting about wearing more protective panties for sleeping, yay for quick mom thinking!!!
|Notice the outfit...shirt, leg warmers, socks, and panties!|
I guess at this point I should mention poop. Piper took to pooping in the potty at ll months, too. She has since only had a handful of poop accidents that were her fault, and a few others that were due to not reading her signals correctly. I'm proud to say that she has had no poop accidents in her panties at all!
|Seems panties give her the freedom to play in her curtains!|
|And of course I had to get an "artistic" shot!|
|She really does love "hiding" in the sheers |
and looking out her big picture window!
|Piper picking out stickers for her potty board on Thanksgiving...|
|She stayed dry the entire day in her new outfit!|
|Proper placement is oh so important!|
|So is picking out the proper sticker!|
|Remember the potty from earlier? It ran out of room for more stickers.|
Now she has one full potty board and another one getting there very quickly!
|Playing in her new crib converted toddler bed!|
|I just love the in-the-middle crawl space!|
|And she sleeps! That's a tiny miracle right there!|
Last but not least, the cutest laugh ever in her new bed!