4th night of nighttime potty training and 5th day of daytime potty training

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The 4th night of potty training went a little better. I woke Melissa up around 10:00pm about 2 hours after she had gone to sleep. I took her to the potty and she went pee pee. The hard part is that she didn’t want to go back to sleep. She cried for almost and hour until she finally fell asleep. I felt so bad for her that I didn’t go in earlier that morning because I wanted her to get some sleep. Well when I went to get her she was really wet. I guess I need to make sure she goes at least twice during the night.

The 5th day went good, but I wasn’t around most of the day. Paul and I had a class to attend so it was up to my mom to make sure she went potty in the girl potty. Melissa is constipated so I have been giving her prune juice. I heard that constipation is a problem when potty training. My mom didn’t catch her in time so she pooped in her panties. Melissa had only one pee accident today at home. So I felt that was progress. The only thing that worries me is that she stills won’t tell me when she needs to go, it’s always “Oh No” that means she has started but will finish in the potty. When I say accident that means all over the floor. Most of the time her panties are a little wet because she didn’t tell me before she starts.

We took her to the park tonight after dinner; I wanted to see how she would do. Unfortunately most parks don’t have bathrooms so I was hopping she would not go pee or poop until we got back home. We had been there for almost 30 minutes when she started to pee. I picked her up and told her to hold it. I didn’t want her peeing in front of all the parents and kids. I thought that maybe she could hold it until we got home. It’s part of the learning that when you don’t have a bathroom you have to hold it. She did good and held it until we got home about 3 minutes from our apartment. I thought that was a good sign. One thing I need to do is get a potty seat for the car. Yes, the 3 day potty training suggest this. Also other friends have done this and it had helped.

For those who are thinking what happened to the 3-day potty training! Paul asked the same question. I feel Melissa has come a long way in the daytime, but not night. I have been e-mailing the Author of the 3-day potty training for advice. She does agree Melissa has come a long ways but I have some things to work on. I won’t get in to that at this time.


Amy E. said...

Sounds like you all are doing a great job and this just takes a little time. and yes..the potty in the car is great!!! back when the trips were 3...it was great any time I had to run out with them...Sheri also used it when they traveled..so she did not have to get out of the car with 3 kids. Seems a little odd to have in the car but it really is a good thing! Keep up the good work!

Kecia said...

Ha! We agree with Amy E.

Keep the good work!!