Saturday, May 1, 2010

No diaper bag!

That's right! For the first time in 11 years (with a tiny break between Kalli & Sophie) I don't have to carry a diaper bag everywhere we go! Miss Sophie is potty-trained!! She still wears a Pull-Up at naptime and bedtime, but it is dry about half the time.

How did we potty-train her? It was very difficult, probably our most difficult child yet. We just had to wait until she was finally ready. We let her choose whether she wanted to go on the baby potty or the big potty with a potty seat on it. Once she went on the potty several times, we put panties on her regularly, and she would go on the potty more often until she had no more accidents. Even now, if I forget to put her panties on right away she will still pee in her Pull-Up, but as long as she has her panties on she goes on the potty!

The main thing we have learned with 4 children (though it was hard to remember during the hard times) is that all children have a different time table, and it was finally Sophie's time to potty-train!

1 comment:

Christie said...

Yay Sophie! This last week something is clicking with Hayden and he is showing much more interest. Right now though it's only when he runs around naked! So needless to say we have to know if company is coming over in advance! lol! I'm ready to be without a diaper bag too, but I'm thinking it's gonna be another 3 years or so.