Hibou - Potty Trained

Before it goes undocumented, and in years down the road, I doubt (or possibly exaggerate) Hibou's potty training story, I better immortalize this info in a blog post!

Hibou started insisting that she pee on the potty when she was about 20 months old. She has a little friend who was potty trained about the same time, and apparently she was inspired!    I didn't feel ready to attempt such an undertaking with such a little girl, but it became unavoidable.

One day the first week in November, she kept telling me she had to go potty. Totally unprompted by me and while wearing diapers, she asked 5 times throughout the day to go potty. She peed each time. And her diaper was dry all day.  We were even out and about at a friends house that day.

Still I wasn't convinced. The next day or two, she kept asking to go, and kept going every time she asked to.   Finally, one day, she comes into the kitchen where I was doing dishes, and says "Me undies too".  I explained she was a little too young for undies and she started crying. Literally on and off all afternoon she cried about wanting to wear undies.

So the next day, we went with undies. We used the same method that we did with Papillon. Meaning we spent a lot of time in the bathroom that day! But it was a success!   We had 3 or 4 days of occasional accidents (mostly cause I wasn't paying attention to her, so I wasn't prompting her enough).  But it wasn't more than a week before we were accident free.

And by January, she was diaper free overnight as well.  She still (even now in May 2014) has to pee in the middle of the night most nights. But she'll wake up to let me know.

I really didn't think that we'd be diaper free in this house for many years. But at this point I am actually getting pretty used to this diaperless mode...

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