If you read my blog, you may remember a recent post entitled "Binkie Wars". Well, we are on to phase two of big transitions for Haven prior to baby brother arriving in April. Here are the phases:
1. Get rid of the beloved binkie....check!
2. Potty Training...in process
3. Big Girl Bed...yet to come
So potty training. Fun times. Haven is actually doing wonderfully, we are just having a few problems and I was hoping for some insight...
Since I am home with Haven and able to spend a lot of time with her on potty training we decided to go straight to underwear. My plan was to put her in pull-ups only for naps, diapers for bedtime, and put plastic covers over her underwear when we went in public. WELL, we have stuck to everything except the going out in public thing. After 1 1/2 weeks she stays dry all day EXCEPT she refuses to poop in the potty. She does so well with everything else but I find myself getting nervous when we get about half way through the day b/c I just know that she is going to poopy in her panties. And that, my friends, is so nasty! Plus, it is a lot of work to clean up everyday (pretty sure it takes a very talented person to take poopy underwear off of a child and not get it all over the child, all over yourself, and more times than not the poop plops on the floor in my experience...sick) and I can't afford to provide a brand new pair of underwear everyday if I were to just throw the poopy ones away. So, I sometimes put her in a pull up at home and in public. She actually does not potty in the pull-up. Just poop.
Does anyone have any ideas/past experiences on how to get her to go poopy in the potty? She seems almost scared to do it. She will go potty and then five minutes poop her pants. HELP PLEASE! :) I know it may just be a waiting game and she will get it eventually but I am hoping someone has an idea that will magically work. ;)
To be continued...