Friday, January 25, 2008

soliciting advice

Tonight we're having a slumber party. Carlee's cousin Jenna is spending the night. They're so funny....wearing their princess nightgowns and giggling. I love it!

I think I need some potty training advice if anyone has some to share. It's a little hard b/c during the week I'm only with her for about three hours at night , and she usually doesn't have to "go". We're using skittles as a reward and she loves herself some skittles. Last night she sat on the potty for about 20 minutes trying to go...she wanted skittles so bad. She read her books and sang to herself. I offered a couple of times to let her try later and she said "no, i gotta get skittles". I stood by the door and listened to her say "come on pee pee", in her growl-voice. Funny stuff. She never could go. I wanted so bad to give her skittles for trying so hard, but daddy said no...they're reserved only for pee pee in the potty. I thought it would damage her spirit, but she was OK with it. I'm not sure how good of an idea it is to give candy as a reward - but until something better comes along, I guess I'll keep trying it. Hopefully by the time Eli gets here I'll only have to buy ONE size diapers.

1 comment:

Matt and Becca said...

I don't have lots of advice. But you might try giving her lots to drink when you are working on it at night and on weekends. We also never had luck with Pull-Ups. I put Will in them for several weeks b/c I didn't want to clean up pooped-in underwear everyday. Eventually, we left him naked, he peed in the floor a couple of times, then he got the picture. He just didn't mind at all to go in the Pull-Up. We had to go naked at home or underwear. It took a while and lots of accidents, but he finally got it.