I'm thinking of you and N today, @nickschick! Not feeding a toddler for that long would be stressful too. Hang in there, it'll be over soon!
Well, potty training commenced over the weekend and overall I'd say it went as expected. There are zero diapers in my house and I'm unwavering on the fact that we will not go back - ever. I'm not doing pull ups either. We're doing John Rosemond's N75 method where you don't plan on taking them out in public for about a week or two, you put the potties in plain view where they spend most of their day, you let them run naked and pee/poop down their legs so they learn it's uncomfortable, and you keep guiding them to the potty and reminding that pee and poop go in the potty. The main point is to never have a power struggle and don't act anxious, so that way the kid is relaxed and it's no big deal. Probably the hardest part is you're not supposed to throw a party when they pee in the potty. You just say things like "Isn't it nice to pee in the potty?" and "good for you!". I guess the theory behind that is toddlers will take away anything that is important to you when it's time to rebel, haha! You just keep reminding them of the new expectation and it should be very low stress for all. The first day was not bad. Each girl probably had 3 accidents the whole day. I could really see their pride swell when they peed in the potty. Day two was excellent for Julie, only one accident! They both woke up dry from naps and from overnight. Kaylin and I went around and around yesterday about other things, and I think that led to a bad potty day, which is okay. She started out great by using the potty first thing, but then she was being a turd and throwing tantrums about everything. The nanny said they both are doing great today so I'm feeling better! I'm hoping that we're accident free after about a month of this... then I'm getting my carpets cleaned!!
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I'm sorry about your grandma, @rachelilly23.
@chricast, could you do it in your garage? or something? I mean, its better than getting rained on. My ILs do parties in their garage all the time, and while I find it odd, it is clean, large, dry, and warm, so no complaints.
scrumpfy said:I'm sorry about your grandma, @rachelilly23. @chricast, could you do it in your garage? or something? I mean, its better than getting rained on. My ILs do parties in their garage all the time, and while I find it odd, it is clean, large, dry, and warm, so no complaints.