At long last, Uno had finally decided to give the potty a try. When she turned 2, about 5 months ago, we decided to introduce her to a potty trainer, we saw the signs and we thought she was ready. At 1st, she enjoyed the idea of pulling her pants off and sitting on the trainer, but never actually peed on it. She pees whenever, wherever. That might have made her realized that it’s weird to have water running in her legs. She cried every time she pees which came to the point that she controls the urge and would not want to pee anymore. We feared she might acquire an infection so we put her diaper back. She was not yet ready.
From that time up to just recently, I prepared her for her potty. Some of the things I did were:
· I allowed her to watch me inside the bathroom. I assured her that it okay to use the toilet and bathroom is the proper venue for pees.
· We bought her own trainer which she personally chose. We initially wanted to buy her the trainer which makes sound but she chose the other type (which cost lesser. #Pabor)
· I continuously encourage her to use her “toilet”. I let her seat and play with it to familiarize her, even if she has diaper on.
I was so happy to finally see an actual pee in it last weekend. From then, I made it a point to make her feel proud of herself by:
|her old trainer|
· Praising her deed. Giving her a high five and showing off to other members of the family her achievement (pee on the potty), which made her feel good.
· I constantly remind her to use the potty. I immediately remove her diaper when she wakes up and tell her every so often to use her toilet.
I am open that accidents like pees wherever are still unavoidable, but its part of her learning process. At least I have scratched 1 item from my bucket list for Uno. My next goal is to nighttime potty train her and
makes her poop in the potty…
|her new trainer|
Update: As of press time, mi esposo called to inform me that Uno poop on the trainer!