Friday, May 29, 2009

big day...

For all of you parents out there, you will relate to my big news. Today, for the first time, Bella went potty in the toilet!

Lately she hasn't been wearing a diaper, or clothes for that matter. She asks for a diaper when she had to do something. I have been asking her if she wants to go to the bathroom to potty and she always says no. She is almost 2 1/2 years old and I really wanted to get the ball rolling a while back but she has been resisting. I read some info on the net and it said not to push them. If you do, they will fight back even harder.

Since Emily is in diapers it isn't like I can get rid of them anyway so I didn't stress. I bought her some underwear hoping that would get her excited but didn't work. Grandma mailed us some My Little Pony underwear not to long ago and those are her favorite. Lately she has been asking to wear them. I was hoping it was a step in the right direction. And, I was right!

She was standing in the bathroom with no diaper or underwear and said she had to pee pee. I told her to sit on the toilet and do it and I would give her candy. Bribes are great! And, she did!

I wanted to make a big deal out of it so of course there was lots of praise from me and she got the candy, a sucker, and we called daddy to tell him and called Grandma at work. I hope she wants to do it again.

Please let this be a short, easy transition!


Cutzi said...

Yay for big girl underwear!

With Adia, I just put underwear on her a little before she turned two and that was it. I didn't "push it" necessarily - I just didn't really give her a choice. "No more diapers, now we wear underwear!" We had a few accidents here and there and I didn't make a big deal out of them but for the most part it was easy. And you're fortunate you're in a warm climate 'cause you can just let her run around in underwear or nothing at all - then it's easy shmeasy.

Heather said...

I'm so excited for Bella! (and you) She's becoming such a big girl!

Liz said...

Yes! This is a big deal! And I love the pictures, her little face is so proud. :) Love it.