Potty Training=Very Little Sleep!

I am so glad that it’s Friday.  I am ready for the weekend!  We’ve actively been potty training Lu since Saturday and I started off with the 3 Day Potty Training plan.  The plan recommends NO diapers at all from the time you start.  None at naptime, none at night-NO DIAPERS.  Lucy has actually done great with that and we’ve only had 1 accident at night.  Other than that she has woken up in the morning and from naps dry.  HOWEVER, she has started waking up once per night and I have to go down to help her with the potty or just help her fall back asleep.  On Wednesday night she was up for an hour and a half.  This Mama of a 2 and a half year old is not used to nighttime wake up calls!  She’s been sleeping soundly through the night since she was about 10 months old so this is quite a change for me and I am T.I.R.E.D!

I said that we started with the 3 Day Potty Training plan but I’ve had to modify it quite a bit for Lu.  Part of the plan entails asking them if they are dry and to let you know if they have to go once every 15 minutes or so (for the first few days).  It was causing poor Lu a lot of stress (even though it is all positive reinforcement, absolutely NO negativity at all) and she was holding her pee for absurd amounts of time-18 hours from Saturday to Sunday! As soon as I gave her some space and let her tell me when she had to go potty, we’ve had a much better go of it.  She’s still has about 1 accident a day but I think that’s just fine!  She’ll  learn!

I have also started giving her the choice of wearing a diaper or not before bed.  I ask her if she wants a diaper or underwear and if she says diaper, I put one on her. She is still waking up dry but I think she likes the security of having a diaper on and I really don’t think it’s bad if she wears one at night.

I can’t believe my baby is potty training!  It seems like just yesterday she was born!  Yet here she is potty training, talking in full sentences, running, and jumping.  Time seriously flies!

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