Monday, January 24, 2011

yessss-uhhh

I just had a totally wonderful parenting moment!

Lydia came to me and said she needed to go potty.  I told her to go on to the bathroom and I followed shortly.

As soon as she sat on the potty she looked at me and said, "You're a good mommy."

And then she began to pee!

Positive feedback and a toilet -trained daughter all in one moment!


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As it turns out the biggest motivator for Lydia wasn't chocolate or Elmo's Potty Time or cute panties.  The biggest motivator was having all her friends be potty trained.  Just a couple of play dates with friends who used the potty instead of having their diapers changed and Lydia wanted to start using the potty, too.  But once she saw her friends, she also started requesting to watch Elmo's Potty Time over and over again.  And then the reward of 2-3 chocolate chips was also very helpful.

We're at about 50% now when it comes to being potty trained, but I'm super excited that we're finally on our way.

8 comments:

  1. How exciting! Way to go lydia (and mama) !

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  2. Yay for Lydia! (We had success with Pez. Keep that one in your back pocket...the dispensers are really the selling point.)

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  3. Yay for Lydia! (We had success with Pez. Keep that one in your back pocket...the dispensers are really the selling point.)

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  4. Way to go, Lydia! And Bonnie too!

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  5. Very exciting! My husband and I find it amusing that pee and poop from another human being has become utterly important to us as we parent young children. It's a daily topic of conversation at our home. :-)

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  6. Hooray! My little girl is just about all the way trained on her own too. Such a relief, especially after four challenging kids in that area before her.

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