I don't know if you remember that I documented on my blog a while ago that Ayla used the potty for her first time. Well she went that once and that was the end of it until now.
I am happy to report that Ayla is almost completely potty trained! I say almost because we are still doing the reward system. She has a sticker chart, she has a jar that we fill up with marble rocks and when it is full she gets to go to the dollar store and pick out a toy. We also have been giving her marshmallows.
I started training her not this past week but the week before. I stayed home with her for a week and she did very well! We had our accidents of course! I actually did the bottomless thing for three days and after she got the concept we put her in loses fitting bottom clothing like, PJ bottoms. She has no undies yet but she will get them once we are sure she will not go in them. She is getting close to that! She only wears pull-ups at night and during naps.
On Monday I took Ayla to get a hearing test, which she passed! After the hearing test I took her to the zoo. I was very nerves to see how she would do on our first official outing! Not to mention how she would do on a public toilet. She did great! I now know where every bathroom is at the zoo! She also had no accidents when we went sledding on Tuesday.
I have been so proud of her this week because she has only had one accident and that was on her way to the bathroom while she was screaming that she had to go.
As of today, she has gotten really good at it. She even has gotten to the point that she doesn't want any help. She has even gotten good at washing her hands. She has even been waking up in the night to go. She has had dry pull-ups, except for one time this week. I am so proud of her!
I trained her on her potty chair but she is going on the main toilet now and I love it! She tells me when she needs to go. Although sometimes she says she has to go when she doesn't, like today in sacrament meeting, 3 different times! It has become a little game sometimes to her. She knows that if she says she has to go that we will drop what we are doing and take her, smart kid!
It wasn't easy and I had my doubts that she wasn't ready but I did it because she recently became allergic to the sensitive wipes I had been using on her since she was an infant. She was sad for a while with having to take her diaper off but she is now over that. It also was trying because during the week that I was potty training her she would hold her #2 in and then the next couple of days after that she had a sour stomach and was sick and we had #2 issues. I am glad to say she is over that!
She is doing so well! I am so proud of her!
A special thanks to my friend, Leah for the many phone calls I have given her over the past couple of weeks. I am also thankful to my friend, Ann who gave me some pointers. I am also thankful to my friend, Monica for her pointers from the first post I posted about potty training earlier last year. I am thankful for the support I have had on Facebook and for the wipe recipes people gave me.