This summer we introduced Alayna to potty training and she took to it very well. (Click here to read how we started).
After a few months of slowly adding potty time into our schedule she has made great progress.
- She is signing potty each time we put her on the toilet.
- She is signing potty each time before she is ready to make a bm (we always hurry and get her on the potty, yeah for not having to change poopy diapers!)
- She is recognizing that she can control her bowels (not that she always does sometimes she signs potty when she is peeing in her diaper but, she has the awareness.
- She is beginning to sign potty before needing to pee. For example, after toddler class last week we were putting our swimsuits on to go into the pool and she had a dry diaper she then signed potty and peed in the potty. Again, after church yesterday she signed potty and I took her to the toilet, she had a dry diaper and completed the job on the potty.
We will continue to add potty time into Alayna's daily routine. Our next steps are including the self help portion of helping pull up her pants and wash and dry her hands afterwards trying to practice the whole routine.
Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Are you working with your toddler on potty training? How is it going?