No more diapers here! When I was planning our potty training time, I thought we’d go for a three-day-at-home bootcamp (diaper-free, stay home) over the Fourth of July weekend. Then I realized that July 4 was in the middle of the week and I wouldn’t have daddy back-up so that Caroline could just be at home in panties for three days straight. I thought about putting the process off until Labor Day weekend, but then all of a sudden, Caroline seemed ready and I decided to just go for it! I’ve always heard it takes 21 days to form a new habit, so I wanted to have 21 days in panties before I declared it a new way of life.
used potty all morning, wore diaper for nap, then back in panties
pee’d on Mother’s Helper and went back in diaper for rest of day
wearing diaper out of house; peeing in potty in house
pee’d and pooped on potty of her own initiation!
Brought potty into master bathroom on her own while I was in the shower, went back and got a book, came back and sat down and pooped
First outing out of house in training pants — pee’d in public toilet at Heartsong Music Together
going out of house in panties, using public toilets
accident at home — pee’d on floor about five minutes after pooping on potty (told John “It happens.”)
waking up dry from naps
in panties all time now — pee’d on floor at friend’s house (and still talks about it)
asked to pee in middle of night — dry besides that
used public toilets a couple of times during day
no accidents, used public toilet
dry all night without a potty break
refused to take off overnight diaper when she woke up — peed in it and then let me put her in panties
used public toilet while out shopping
insisted on napping in diaper
Uh oh…playing outside…gotta poop. Didn’t make it inside in time.
Day Seventeen through Twenty-One:
Still having occasional poop misses (but only one pee pee accident in two weeks!)
Wearing a diaper overnight
I’m comfortable enough going out with her in panties as she will use public bathrooms (with a potty ring)
Today: Woke up dry!