Finally some success! After months of remaining at a standstill, Anna is now almost fully potty trained, and it only took two weeks. Yaayyy to her and a big sigh of relief for me. Touchwood and anti-jinx.
We started the day after her birthday. Mummy is here and with Anna the whole day and that did the trick. We just removed her diapers for the entire duration of her waking hours. The pee training was first and there were almost no accidents at all. In the beginning she would say she had to go far more frequently than she actually had to. She would pee maybe only 1 time out of 4. But now she’s mostly accurate. We always clap and cheer for her when she goes in the potty and she gets to watch a few videos on the iPad.
Poo training was a bit difficult. She would hold it in and not go at all the whole day. We finally left her in her diaper in the mornings when she woke up, and she would go in that. Finally, two days ago she pooed in her potty and has being doing so since then.
Now the problem is that when we go out, she doesn’t want to pee in her diaper and gets upset. We still have to figure this one out. I am not comfortable taking her to public toilets (mostly not very clean) yet and in any case she’s not able to balance on the adult potty and needs the extra seat. I don’t see us carrying it around everywhere and am not able to think of an alternative.
Next on the agenda will be going to play school without diapers once it opens in June and then nap time and night time training.
This is such a big milestone and it turned out to be so much easier than I expected. Mumma is so proud of you, baby. You’re becoming such a big girl. It’s bittersweet each time you achieve a milestone. Most of me is happy and proud but a small part of me wants to hold on to your babyness for a little longer. You’re a big kid now!