Potty Training Sadie: Day 1

When do we move ahead and never turn back….
Last week at Beach Retreat, Sadie started telling me that she was dirty and needed to go potty.  I decided that I would potty train her when we got back into town. I knew my window of opportunity was open and I better not miss it.

She is 19 months old so we started potty training on June 11. Of course, I am using the 7 days and $75 method once again.

“The general idea is parents stay at home with the child for several days and allow the child to walk around the house naked all day long. The potty is put out so it is constantly available to the child. Parents regularly remind the child to use the potty when necessary. Rosemond argues that children won’t tolerate urine and feces running down their legs, and will quickly learn to go to the potty to avoid accidents. The $75 is for carpet cleaning.”

She woke up this morning and I put her new panties on her and we let her run free with her pajamas on. Her first trip to the potty she didn’t go but she enjoyed sitting on the potty and reading books. I set the timer on the microwave for 20 minutes. When it beeped we ran to the bathroom.  She sat and then got up and wet her pants. Set the timer again…she wet in her pants….timer beeped. Set timer….she wet all over the floor! She wet six times before her 2:00 nap time. However, she woke up dry from her nap and went tinkle on the potty. We had several more accidents and then 6 false alarms before success finally came at about 6 p.m. when she was hanging out with Daddy.

She is doing so well. I am proud of her.

Lights are out and I am going to bed. I have to wake up and do this all over again.

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