Vivian: Potty Training – Day 2

Get ready, we’re at it again!

She did not go in her short try right when she got up. After breakfast, I said she should try, but she insisted she didn’t have to, so I let her go.

9:25 a.m. accident #1
Just minutes after breakfast, she had a small accident. She came to me and said, “try again tinkles in potty.” So I sat her on the potty and waited…

10:25 a.m. (yes, one HOUR later)
She went – POOPY! Wow, was she proud, but I don’t know if she had any idea what she did. I made a HUGE deal of it. This is a great step! It was seven months before Mac would poop on the potty – this was very encouraging after how yesterday shaped up. And as a bonus, I spent so much time in there with her, I got the bathroom cleaned!

11:20 a.m.
She went tinkles on the potty again, this time after sitting for about 30 minutes.

12:00 p.m.
Went on the potty! This time after about 15 minutes. After this, we put a diaper on her in preparation for leaving for a graduation party.

12:10 p.m.
She came to me (remember, she has a diaper on now) and said, “try tinkles again.” I had her sit on the potty, and she went right away!!

She went once in her diaper while we were gone. We got home from the party around 5:30 and put underwear on right away – this time her diaper was dry, so it had probably been a couple of hours since she went. I set the timer to have her try after about 20 minutes.

5:40 p.m.
I’m in the laundry room, and I hear Mac calling for me. “Mommy, Vivian’s going potty again!” Oh no, I picture the mess… But when I got there, she was already sitting the potty – underwear dry! She went within 5 minutes. Woo hooooo!

6:05 p.m.
She said she had to go again. Sat her on the potty, but she decided she didn’t have to go when she saw that dinner was ready.

7:15 p.m.
She didn’t go right after dinner. We played outside, and she stayed dry. I sat her on the potty because it had been quite a while. She insisted she didn’t have to go, but it didn’t take long for her to go!

I was very excited about how this day went. While she still had accidents and had some times when she had to sit a long time, it seems like she is starting to get it. The way yesterday was going, I wasn’t sure that was very near in our future!

Day Two Summary:
1 Accident
1 Tinkles in diaper over period of 5 hours
1 Poopy in Potty (!!)
5 Tinkles in Potty
1 False Alarm


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