Monday, March 19, 2007

Of Bare Bottoms

We officially began the potty parade last Monday. We reached the end of a box of diapers and switched on over to Pull Ups and panties. That night I did laundry and over and over Nick kept saying, 'I can't believe our baby has panties in the washing machine!'. It's a tad crazy. So far she does a million trips to the potty and at some point in the day inevitably decides she just wants a bare bottom. I tend to comply because it means less wasted Pull Ups and fewer loads of laundry. There has only been once that she's insisted on a bare bottom while we had company, thankfully. She definitely has the jist of using the potty down, but still prefers the comfort of going in a Pull Up. She does a few sprinkles on the potty, a few on the floor and then as soon as the Pull Up is on she let's loose. I guess it must be a weird change to not sit in her own wetness. Although the process is a bit frustrating at times she makes me giggle so much! Whether walking bow-legged because she's peed in her panties and pants or when just the slightest sliver of bum cheek is visible under her longer shirts, I just have to giggle a little. We have not yet starting using rewards or anything as she seems really excited that when she pees on the potty she gets to wipe her bottom, (while chanting front to back), and wash her hands. I'm not sure that will get us to the destination of potty trained, but for now we'll go with what seems to be working.

4 comments:

Jen said...

Great first steps! Abby went pee on the potty more often when she had a bare bum because I think the feel of panties made her forget she wasn't in a diaper or something. It won't take long now! Abby's been trained for a few months- completely worth the effort and extra loads of laundry. :)

Mom said...

She's growing up too fast and I'm missing it:( Can't you slow down time a bit for me?!?!?!?!?!?

motherinlaw said...

The adventures of parenthood are so much fun. I am glad you have girls so far. Boys make a big mess as you can well imagine. Wow, Isabella is growing up!!!! Look out world. Here she comes!

Tanneal said...

YAY! Good for her=) She's have it down in no time now!!