This time I have a plan- a plan that, so help me, I am sticking to!
The plan has two parts:
I have already completed this step. For the past week, I have been putting Piper in dresses without any diapers or panties. She doesn't like messes or being dirty. So, without a diaper to "catch" her tee tee, she has learned to hold it until she really needs to go. When she does need to go, she will exclaim, "I need to tee tee!" as she runs to her little potty.
My child is not an idiot. If I put a diaper on her, she will no doubt use it for what it is for. When she does, we don't get upset. After all, it really is my fault for not being more attentive to her needs.
This week, I am putting Piper in panties. If she acts like she stills sees them as a "catcher" then I will go back to part one. But, I am NOT putting her back in diapers. My future sister-in-law was telling me about a friend of hers who would put her daughter in character panties to start the day. If she wet those panties, she was put in plain white panties for the rest of the day. I like this idea. I will no doubt update on her progress.
Because she made it through part one with very few mishaps, we rewarded her with the Fisher-Price We Really Did It Dora Doll. Piper first made friends with this doll 3 weeks ago on a grocery shopping trip. Matt and I let Piper hang out with Dora in the shopping cart while we were in the store. Piper loved her. When it was time for us to go home, Piper continually asked "Where's my Dora?" We told her that Dora lived at the store, and she could come live with us whenever Piper started using her potty. Lucky for Piper, her grandparents are a less patient, so they bought the doll for her. After part one of Operation No More Diapers was completed, her Grandaddy gave her doll. She was ecstatic.
She even made me take a picture of her.
|"Mommy, takey a picture of Dora? Dora say cheese!" |
We have only had a few set backs, but I don't expect Piper to be automatically awesome at it (That line of thinking went out the window around the 2nd month of this craziness we call potty training)
So now that that is going well and to show you all how much I love torturing myself, I am encouraging M, the little girl I keep during the week, to use the potty. I think I have gone completely insane =)