Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Potty Training:Day 1

Uggghhh....yep, it was THAT bad....

We bought Annika panties last week at Target and she quickly opened the package and put them on:

And just as quckily she laid flat on the floor so I couldn't get a good picture, as usual!

Today was the first day we put the panties on for real. All last week she's been saying "ewwww" when Annabel gets her diaper changed so I've made it a point to let her know that only babies wear diapers and big girls wear panties and go pee and poop on the potty.

She stayed totally dry for 2 1/2 hours this morning after she woke up. Then when we were out on the back patio she was hiding in the corner a little too long so when I asked her what she was doing she informed me "poo poo de poo poos mommas" (I don't know why she's added "de" to the middle of ALL phrases and an "s" to the end of momma, baby and daddy).

So I got to scoop poo out of Hello Kitty panties while explaining to Annika that poo goes in the potty, not in panties.

About an hour later (after me asking her every 5 minutes) I caught her squating in the kitchen peeing.

Three hours later (again after asking 100 times if she needed to pee on the potty) she peed on the living room floor 5 minutes after Josh left for work (it's his first day back since Annabel was born). Of course, I'm feeding Annabel a bottle and she's being difficult. Normally Annabel eats 3 ounces of formula, well just because Annika peed on the floor Annabel decided she wanted to eat 2 bottles all of the sudden and acted like she was starving! So I couldn't clean up the pee right away which means my OCD Annika had to clean up the pee herself, with a baby wipe, then after she did clean it up she wringed the wipe out on the living room floor (wood luckily) and then wiped her mouth with the pee pee wipe all as I watch in horror with Annabel screaming to eat more!

Now we are currently on panty #5 and no pee or poop has seen the toliet yet. I keep showing her that if she does go on the potty she'll get an M&M but we'll see how that works...



  1. Don't get discouraged! Chloe Jo went through 13 pairs of panties her first day of potty training!

  2. You have made me laugh so hard... thank you i needed it

  3. We are in the middle of potty training too. I found that I couldn't just ask my son if he needed to go because he was still learning his body and wasn't quite sure. He gone on the potty many times before but I think the freedom of underwear made it hard for him to know. So instead I put him on the potty every 20 minutes or so for the first couple of days. It was a lot of work but it worked. Now that he knows his body a little better I make him try about every hour or so. He has just recently begun telling me when he needs to go but it is still sometimes a false alarm. Hope this helps! Good luck!

  4. It takes them a little while to realize what they're supposed to be doing. Try not taking her wet panties off of her immediately. Let that cold, nasty wetness sit there for just a minute or two, just long enough for her to feel uncomfortable while you clean it up or whatever. That might spur her into not wanting to feel that way. Try to stay positive as much as you can. It's hard at first. Don't give up!!