So, if you will recall, I posted almost a year ago about starting Inara toward potty learning… If you follow me on twitter or we are friends on face book, you will know that this still isn’t the case. Back in January (ish) I braved our first trip out in panties to a playdate with my Interface group at Amy’s house – Inara had three “accidents” in as many hours, we ran out of clean outfits, and went home with mommy giving up for a few more months. I laughed a little (out of sympathy but not real understanding) over a year ago, when Amy (yes the same one) posted on her blog about how it took her six months to get her daughter potty trained.
Inara and I have spent many days with her in panties and me cleaning up puddles of pee on the floor (thank you God for tile) to the point that Inara no longer gets upset about “accidents” she just takes off her wet panties and either plops them down in the puddle or wanders over and hands them to you so that she can continue doing whatever it was that she was doing. She wants to wear the panties, she likes to sit on the potty, but she doesn’t seem to have any interest in putting the pee in the potty. *sigh*
Last week, on vacation, Inara wanted to sit on the potty a lot, every night before bed, and several times during the day – so Chris commented that this week when we got home I should make another valiant effort at trying to train. I thought why not, and have been thinking about it all week. Monday we ran lots of “home for the first time in a week” type errands, yesterday we went to the zoo, today we worked on potty training a bit, and tomorrow we are back to crazy amounts of running around.
Inara wore panties the entire time we were home today (except during nap when she used the last pull-up) and didn’t have any accidents! She didn’t pee or poop at all though either. I on the other hand, finally made a potty chart for her.
I used this tutorial/guide and the free downloads from Prudent Baby and I’m really pleased with the way it turned out. Take a look for yourself:
Sorry about the junk lighting, I finished it up after Inara’s bedtime tonight and wanted to get pictures asap. Also sorry about my messy kitchen table, it had the best light still and I was too lazy to clear it off totally.
I still need to cut out all the little panties that you use as stickers (or in our case papers we will tape on cuz I’m cheep and somewhat weary this will actually work, after all, it’s been almost a year and we’re not really anywhere yet) but the board itself is done and that was the most work. 🙂
Now, let see if we can get this little girl to go on the big girl potty…