We have been in full blown potty training for the last month and let me tell you, it’s a dirty job! Buggy is doing great with going pee in the potty and when we started she only had two accidents but I can’t say the same for poo’ing in the potty. She loves her potty and will go pee even when she’s wearing her diaper. She pulls it off and tells me she has to go potty and then we put on her big girl underwear. They say that going poo in the potty takes longer- yup, it certainly does. Let me tell ya, I think I would rather change dirty diapers.
Buggy went poo in the potty at school a few weeks ago and she was so excited when she did it. When I picked her up that day she couldn’t wait to tell me and we did our excited potty dance and I told her how proud I was of her. She is still not going poo in the potty even when she is wearing her big girl underwear. She doesn’t wear a diaper unless we go out running errands or at night time. When we are at home it’s all big girl underwear but the other day after cleaning up five poopy big girl underwear I caved and put a diaper on her so that she can go. By then my hands felt like sand paper from washing them so much. Once she went I was good for a few days until her poo cycle started again.
It has always been difficult to change Buggy’s diaper when she went poo because the kid tightens her legs and I have to pry them open to clean her up and that just makes it worse for her because I have to really dig in to get everything and then she’s sore. It really breaks my heart but I think I finally came up with a way to get her to let me wipe her - because we all know how much they want to do it themselves. Introducing Peek-A-Boo Poo Poo. After she pee’s I try and have her bend over to see if there is any poo hiding in her bum. I tell her I think that poo poo is playing peek-a-boo and I have to do more wiping. I say poo poo where are you and totally make a game out of it. That relaxes her and gets her laughing and I’m able to really get in there and then I throw her in the tubby for a good soak. Her nightly bath has been helping quit a bit since she’s been so sore.
I can’t wait until she’s mastered the poo. I know it hurts her to go but tonight she did pretty good. I’ve got sticker charts every where and her reward was a cookie.
How did you all survive potty training?