She sits

Last Tuesday the supervisor adjusted the potty training program again.  Instead of sitting on my lap, she had R. sit on the toilet ten times for one second.   R. fought the first few tries but by the end, she seemed resigned to do as asked.  A new, never seen Elmo potty training sticker book helped.   I should also mention that she is sitting while wearing her pants and diaper.

She did well all week, and by Friday she was laughing when the therapist sat her on the toilet, like she found the whole thing hilarious.    This week the supervisor extended the time to five seconds.  The therapist places her on the toilet, and she has to sit independently.  We count to five.   That doesn’t seem like a long time, but it is just long enough that she has to willingly decide to sit there on her own.

I’m sure we will have to start over again once her pants and diaper are actually pulled down.  But for the first time I’m actually letting myself imagine what a diaper free life might be like.

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  1. This is the way to go! It might seem really tedious and like it will take a long time to get through all of the baby steps….but you are definitely on the right path…yay!

  2. Small steps are best and it won’t be long until I am rereading these posts for tips. Best of luck with it, keep going 🙂 Jen

  3. Sticking it with it might be the hardest part, but you’re on the right path!! Keep up the good work!

  4. Good luck! 🙂 I still count my lucky stars that all three of mine finally got there. We still have some issues with my youngest and night time wetting, but we’re working on it.

  5. Hang in there with this, and tiny steps seem to be the best way to go. If you have to table this and try again in a few months, it’s not terrible either. Best of luck to you!

  6. Thanks for all the support and encouragement, it really means a lot!

  7. I remember this time well. Seems we spent days in the kitchen with the potty and the sitting on it every five minutes…

    Everyone learns new things incrementally, so this sounds like a great way to bring using the toilet into the mental vocabulary as a natural set of steps. It seems like it takes forever, but once she gets it, she’ll have it forever. Thanks for reminding me of this important time, and thanks for your patience. WTG!

  8. I’m hoping we can start this process by the end of the year. Sounds difficult, but will be so worth it!

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