- Consistency is key. Or at least, not being consistent isn't going to get us anywhere. I definitely found myself slacking. I will really need to get a good night's sleep before our next boot camp!
- The girl can control her body! For example, she went 3 full hours without peeing on the first day. And she didn't poop for nearly 3 days (one day before boot camp), I think because she didn't want to poop in her underwear. (She normally poops everyday, and, trust me, she wasn't clogged up. :) )
- Queen-size fitted sheets make great slipcovers. Due to my husband's stroke of genius 4 years ago in the Rooms to Go outlet (outside Atlanta - it's amazing!), our den furniture is leather, which makes for easy cleaning, but still...urine on furniture is not ideal. Next time, I think I'll dig out the flannel sheets for even better coverage.
- Contrary to my assumption, Becca doesn't care if her panties are wet. Oh well.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Potty Training, Take 1
Sooooo...we attempted potty-training boot camp. Okay, we kind of attempted it. Becca was good about telling us when she was peeing or when she had peed, but not when she needed to go. I figured that would take a little time to learn. After one afternoon/evening and one morning, though, Becca was no longer liking sitting on the potty, so we decided that it was time to back off and take a different approach. When Becca decides she doesn't want to do something, it's best not to make it an issue; she redefines stubborn (which, as I've said before, saved her life, but, wow, it can make things difficult!). I think I'm going to try to make the potty fun again by giving her an M&M (great reward for her!) every time she sits on it, and then have some "panty time" while we are home each day. Depending on how that goes, we may try boot camp again in a month or two. I still think that when's she ready, she'll really take to the all-or-nothing approach; she's an all-or-nothing kind of kid. Who knows. We did learn a few lessons this weekend: