Whoever said girls were easier then boys obviously has no idea what they are talking about, or has never tried to train my strong willed daughter one or the other.
Last year for Easter Maddisyn got a new potty, and refused to sit on it. It was a carefully chosen potty in neutral colors so her brother could too use it but with a comfy seat so she would not mind so much sitting on it FAIL!!! epic fail actually. She hated the darn thing and refused to sit on it. I thought ok she is just a little too young yet for it, she was not quite 2 and I will not push her to train. So we waited, kept asking her to sit on the potty with the same refusal. She finally decided she wanted to wear panties, so we told her she would have to potty as well if she was wearing panties. Again she refused to sit on the potty that we bought.
I got frustrated and had no idea what to do, I mean I am still not pushing her but I really don’t want an unpotty trained 3 year old. So Maddisyn and I went on the great potty hunt, well I did she just sat at the computer with me. I came across the Sesame Street 1-2-3 Learn with Me Potty Chair by Kolcraft, which BTW just happens to be my favorite seller of baby items and I have worked wtih in the past and will be working with again in the near future, and immediatly thought I had a winner. Maddisyn loves elmo and paired with the Elmo’s Potty Time movie I thought this would be PERFECT. So we headed off to walmart and bought it for her, brought it home and put her into panties, the first day we had a couple of accidents and one time she started peeing but told me and we ran to the potty and she finished there. I was so proud of her and we gave her mini tootsie rolls to reward her attempt. Apparently the soft potty seat has nothing on Elmo lol.
Over the next few days we had more accidents then making it to the potty, she knows when she has to go, the problem is that she waits until it is too late and then we don’t make it to the potty in time. Today she actually came up to Lee without him asking and said peepee, but alas they were too late and she peed her panties before she made it there, but yay for her asking she just needs to do it a few min sooner. She was still willing to sit on the potty though and after a couple of minutes asked Lee, I get tootsie?
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