Monday, September 27, 2010

Potty Training

I've been wanting to write this post for awhile now, but held off just in case what I was experiencing was a fluke.  Well, it wasn't a fluke and in fact, Elliana is potty training herself.  You may remember this post from July when Elliana had started to tell me as soon as she went poo-poo.  Well, that quickly progressed into telling me before she went poo-poo and running to use the bathroom.  I had never sat her on a potty or explained any aspect of potty-training to her (17 months old at the time). Honestly, I felt like I just finished potty training Noah (though it's been 8 months!!).  Well, apparently she was ready and decided to take matters into her own hands.  I couldn't believe the first time that she told me she had to go poo-poo and proceeded to run to the bathroom.  Really?  You're going to go potty?  I put her on the potty and sure enough, she went.  It started as 3-4 times a week and has progressed to about 3 times a day.  I'm letting her take it at her own pace...not forcing anything on her, not bothered at all when she goes in her diaper, but praising her when she does use the potty.  She is my very independent little girl, wanting to do everything by herself.  I must admit, I don't mind her potty training herself...what a nice surprise!

1 comment:

Katie said...

Yay Elliana! This is exactly what is happening at our house. I'd just finished training Rachel (at 3 3/4, who was a very different story), when Rebekah decided she wanted to train herself, at about 20 months old. Now, at 25 months old, she hardly ever poops in her pull-up, and pees there half the time. After having 2 kids in diapers for so long, it is a welcome change to have one 100% trained and one 50% trained :).