Thursday, August 16, 2012

Three day potty training

I was skeptical of this idea, but I'm happy to report it has worked for us! I remember reading somewhere in college that it takes 14 times to create a habit. I suppose three day potty training is based on a similar theory in that we need to stay home for three days until she goes 10-12(ish) times in a row.

I read about the details online and since I knew we had a couple days at home (my car was being fixed) I thought I'd give it a try. We had tried potty training one time earlier, but I quickly realized that I was the one that needed to be ready (I have to remind her to go, stop what I'm doing and take her to the bathroom every 10-15 minutes).

On day three we went out for a celebratory dinner. The thought of being away from her little potty made me nervous. It was hard for her to use a public bathroom at first and there may be something to say for those who believe you shouldn't use a children's potty and just teach them to go on the regular toilet. But after a couple of outings, she has mastered the public bathroom too.

I'm so proud of this little girl!

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