Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sylvia Started Potty Training

Last week, Sylvia finally got over her fear of the potty ("No scared Mommy, No"). She had a lot of fun sitting on the potty, but nothing ever came out. After hearing great success stories from friends on their potty training efforts, we picked up some M&Ms to help incentize her along. Neither have had M&Ms, but often ask for chocolate when asked what they want for breakfast (weird...the only chocolate they get is in an occassional granola bar). Evelyn also joined in the fun (if someone knows how to not reward the other kid who's doing the same, but doesn't need to be rewarded, please tell me). So, Sylvia was told she got 1 for pee, 2 for poop. After several attempts with no success (and a few tears because she wasn't getting M&Ms) and pushing fluids, she finally got it. She went pee-pee all day on Sunday. Poop was another story. First time she almost got to the toilet, but didn't quiet get there in time. Second time she went in her pull up. It was a good start. And, you should watch how carefully they choose their prize. It takes up to 30 seconds for them to select the coveted M&M!

If she's successful for a few days, we will put her in underware! I'm pretty sure we are packing up all the diapers and giving them away.

Go Romley Girls!!! At 2 years and just over 3 months, Sylvia has jumped on the potty bandwagon. I estimate I will save about $75/month on diapers! We'll still have pullups for occassional long trips or when I don't want them to have an accident in their cute outfits and at naps and nighttime. When we transition them to a toddler bed, that's when we'll work on potty training while they sleep.

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