Tuesday, February 10, 2009

First day in undies!!! Woohoo!


Scarlett has been potty-learning for a few weeks now. Luckily we had about 5 billion pull-ups left over from the one day that Haven needed them when she was learning to use the toilet. Sebastian, Elijah and Fiona were all a similar experience to Haven...about one day of "accidents" or needing pull-ups and then they were off to the land of toilet using and undie wearing with no hitches. Scarlett has been another story! She has been afraid of using the toilet for about a year (she is 3.4) now so we bought her a little potty (also a first for our family). She sat on it once and then refused to use it. Then one day about a week or so ago, I suggested she try it out (like I had been doing a zillion times before that) and she actually said "yes!" Thus started the pull-up usage. She basically used them as diapers most days...but she was still using the potty for a day and then (dun dun!) the big toilet with a potty seat on it! We bought her some undies last week and got them washed for her and today she wanted to try them out. I reminded her when she put them on that she couldn't urinate in them...she needed to be sure to have all her urine go in the toilet. She said "if I urinate in them, it would be all wet and go all over!" Yes, she understands that concept!! :) She so far has gone to the bathroom about 4 times in the last hour since putting them on! Yay for Scarlett!!! (and yay for her parents!! Now we only have one in diapers!)

6 comments:

  1. :) She has done so well...no accidents at all! Of course, every time she goes, she sits there for like five billion years and puts on lip gloss and tries to trim her nails (the lip gloss and nail trimmers are in a drawer right by the toilet) Too cute!! :)

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  2. That is really cute! I love it!

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  3. :) it's so exciting when they use the potty.
    It's really an easy transition when we let the kids use the toilet when they are ready , instead of forcing them to do it on our time line. I love that photo of the girls. Scarlett looks so proud of herself :)

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  4. well, wow. give scarlett a big hug for me. tell her i can hardly wait to see her new undies. it's a big thing for parents, but i've wondered how the kid feels about it before and after. i mean, how does she feel when the family is telling she should do something and it's scary, weird and so different to her that she just can't(really isn't able)to do it. and then it goes on and on and finally her mind tells her she can after all. i don't know, but i think it's as big a deal for her as it is for the parents. i know what you mean about her being such a willing worker. i remember very fondly last year when we were landscaping your front yard. not only did she want to help, she helped(really getting work done)for hours. she is heading for self motivation to do whatever she wants to do.

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  5. She is very proud of herself now, that she has accomplished this big thing that she thought was scary and hard. I think it gave her a lot of confidence to realize she could do it and it wasn't scary after all!! She says she's glad not to be in diapers anymore. And she is very proud of herself, still, every time she uses the toilet! And we are too! :)

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