Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Potty Training 101

This little girl is potty-trained. Hallelujah! Wow, what a difference it has been with her than with my son. I've always heard that girls are easier and I can agree. Saturday night, Kevin and I went to a fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis and left the kids with my dad. He had them to himself for a couple hours until my mom got home from work. She told him twice that she had to "go potty" so he put her on the potty and she went. I was so proud of her & him! I've been putting panties on her during the day when we're at home, but hadn't put them on her to go away until now. One piece of advice I would like to give is to not use the pull-ups except for maybe at night. I bought the panties that are thicker with more absorption and put a pair of plastic pants over them. I even found a pair with the plastic pants built in. It works great. No messes to clean up, which is why I used the pull-ups on my son. I think wearing the panties helps them feel when they have gone better than a pull-up. Although I just had to clean up a #2 mess in her underwear this morning and that isn't so fun with underwear. Accidents will happen, but she is doing great!

5 comments:

heather said...

Wow! Kaiya is potty trained. What a fun stage to be in not to buy diapers! She looks so big. I agree that pull up's make it very hard to train.

krista said...

Thanks for the advice...I will take that into consideration!

Cottonista said...

Wow, I haven't checked your blog for a couple of days and you've got three entries! Thanks for keeping us updated.

krista said...

I knew Karis had to go to the bathroom tonight because her diaper was dry and before I put her in the shower, I put her on the toilet. Nope, wanted off. I kept her on, but after a few minutes let her off. She didn't have any clothes on. Well, I went to the sink, turned around, and she was relieving herself on the floor. Thanks, Karis

Sherri said...

Oh Krista...don't you just love that! We've all experienced that one...good thing you don't have carpet. :)