I’m excited, happy and relieved to share that the girls are potty-trained! It didn’t take very long at all, and needless to say, it was a very intense and draining process.
Eleanor has gone 3 days with no accidents, day or night. Isabel did have an accident the day before yesterday, but I also don’t think it was intentional because she had very loose stool. TMI, I know. Sorry.
We are no longer on a schedule as they both initiate potty time on their own. But every time they use the potty they must show me their pee or poop. Every. Single. Time. Mommy, come see! I pee in the potty. Of course I humor them and we must always sing, “Pee pee in the potty! Pee pee in the potty!” They’ve even gone out of the house in their ‘big girl underpants’ with no accidents. Yay!
As for night-training, I simply let the girls sleep in their regular underwear, but I do slip on a pull-up over it. My reasoning behind this is if they happen to have an accident while sleeping, I want them to still feel their wet underwear, as opposed to having the pull-up soak everything up and it goes unnoticed. As soon as the girls have fully transitioned to sleeping on their own beds (tonight is their first night in their own bedroom), I plan to nix the pull-up and just line their mattresses in case of accidents.
I also take them to the bathroom as soon as they wake up. Their little bladders are always full, and I choose to avoid any unnecessary accidents. I tell ya, regardless of how tired I am, the moment I hear them make a peep it’s off to the potty we go!
Consistency really is key and kids need structure. If you’re going to be potty-training your child soon, brace yourself. It’s exhausting!