Thursday, April 14, 2011

Potty-Training Update

    It has come to my attention that I have not been keeping you all informed with the progress of Amber's potty-training.  We started right when she turned two (the end of August 2010) and six months later, I feel it is safe to say she is fully potty-trained!
    When we first started the process, she seemed to get the hang of peeing on the potty right away-the problem for the last half of a year has been the pooping.  At first it seemed like she understood, then relapsed, then it clicked, then the switch was turned off again...but now that she's been pooping solely on the potty for about a month now, I think it is safe to say she is fully potty trained!
     Now, some might not agree with my declaration because she still seems to have problems peeing at night.  In the evenings we let her wear Pull-ups to bed (we call them "princesses" because of the princess design) since she has a difficult time waking up dry.
     During one of her "off again" pooping phases, she would hold her bowel movements all day, then poop at night in her "princesses"...The only problem we had with this was that she wouldn't tell us when she pooped, so in the morning everything would have to be washed because of the stench.
    To help Amber with her night-time accidents (we're not sure if she doesn't wake up in time, or what), we plan on waking her when we wake up in the middle of the night to feed the baby....The only flaw right now is having to wait for baby.  But until then, we are satisfied with having a short break from changing poop ;)

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