I guess it’s about time to say good bye to our nappies… Daniella is not potty trained yet. She is definitely smart enough, it’s lazy mummy’s fault… To me it is just handy to have nappy on, especially when shopping or outside- we don’t have to look for a toilet in a middle of nowhere 🙂
Oh well, Daniella is now over 2 years old, good days are over and we have decided to start our proper Potty Training.
We started this morning from serious conversation. Daniella understands everything I say and she can speak sentences too. This morning I told her, that she is very big girl now and its time to say good bye to her nappies. I removed her nappy in the morning and replaced it with pretty princess panties. Daniella kept on repeating me of how big she is now and no more nappies needed. So seemed she had got an idea of what I was talking about.. I sat her on the potty (unsuccessfully this time) and even promised her a toy if we learn peeing in the potty!
Daniella was sitting on her potty for about 5 minutes – no luck and went back to play. After about half an hour she came up to me and said ‘I want pee pee mummy’. Not as exciting as you think, as when I wanted to sit her on the potty, I realised, that it was actually too late.. Daniella’s princess was wet already. Oh well, we had another conversation, I changed her panties and lets wait for the next time now..
Another accident… on the kitchen table haha. Daniella was sitting there and suddenly started shouting, that the table is wet… Potty is still empty. Afternoon nap now, put the nappy on and then training again. Wish us luck…
At night she did wear her nappy. I really didn’t fancy to keep on waking up to change Daniella’s panties. However in the morning we changed back to princess panties again. Daniella now sits on the potty for much longer, but no luck this time either.. Once after sitting on her potty for good 10 minutes she got up, walked to her toy box and peed on the floor! Just seconds after she got up of the potty!
Daniella however comes up to me straight after wetting her panties saying – ‘wee wee is coming lets go to the potty’. Unfortunately wee wee is already there and her princess on her panties is sad again..
We had to change back to nappy later on, as we were going out. So day two no luck again…
Daniella is well excited today, as she knows she will get a Kinder Surprise if leaves me a present in her potty. Daniella sits on it for about 15 minutes, but no luck so far…
Evening was much more successful! However, we seem to have a trouble here. Daniella now recognises when she wants wee wee and she can tell me. Anyways, she would hold it until last minute and then, when she finally sits on the potty, she does not know how to release it! She just sits there all confused, it even looks it is painful to her…. Eventually she does wee wee in the potty and then everyone is super excited and happy!
Same problem again… Daniella tells when she wants the potty, but cannot release it and she looks in pain… So now she is trying to be smart and as soon
as she needs a potty, she screams to put her nappy on! NO WAY!
We do wear nappy when we go to sleep both – night and afternoon naps. No problems with peeing in the nappy whosoever. Couple of accidents today, but few successful tries on the potty!
I assume potty training takes a bit longer than normally for us, as I am at work every second day and then she wears her nappy for the whole day. Also if we go out, I am putting her nappy on too. But we are half way there! Lets hope for the best..
We did 2 weeks break – not training on the potty at all, as I thought Daniella might feel more relaxed if I stop pushing her that much.
So after 2 weeks break….
Day 1 again….
I was actually expecting that she would remember all she learnt and would sit on the potty with no much hassle. I was pretty wrong there. We had 3 accidents during the first part on the day, however 3 successful pees in the potty after afternoon nap! Anyways, Daniella is still having troubles releasing her wee wee. She gets upset when it is about to come…
Evening was not entirely happy too – we did wee wee in the potty, but since she doesn’t fully release, after we stood up, we had another leftover wee wee in princess panties.. How much more patience will I need with this???
Was such a good day! Daniella seems to finally get what we want from her and we only had successful pees and poos in the potty!! I just kept her nappy on for her afternoon sleep and night. Otherwise all perfect! finally!!!!
So since our day 3 for the second time, I can officially announce, our potty training was a success!! Daniella now asks for a potty when it’s time for her and I don’t even keep nappy during her afternoon nap! She understands perfectly now, that if she is wearing her panties, she has to do her wee wee on the potty and we did not have any accidents since! Even when I am at work and I take her to my mums, she asks for wee wee as well and then we use a special toilet seat for toddles with Mickey Mouse.
After couple more days Daniella now doesn’t even ask for wee wee. She simply goes to the potty, pulls her pants down and does it without any assistance.