http://www.the4martins.com Prior to our start I ensured we had lots of new underwear, potty time books and ipad videos. I also made sure to have some animal crackers on hand to use as a reward as she doesn't know what an M&M is yet. I also bought her her first tea set and lego's creative cakes set, but those were more for me. Fortunately the weather was absolutely dreary making it a natural choice to stay home all weekend. I was rather hoping the sun would come out giving us some naked time, but it didn't happen until the afternoon on day 3.
Go time started on a friday morning allowing my husband to help me over the weekend with day 2 and 3. We made a huge deal about saying goodbye to our diapers and a big hello to our new underwear (Disney's Princesses). Right off the bat she used the potty with no coaching. I knew this would be easy right? Wrong... Instead of placing her on the potty every 5-10min as my friend suggested, I just asked her every 10 minutes if she had to go. She said no, until she had an accident. Moving forward I took her to the potty and sat her down every 10minutes. I offered her watered down juice which she never gets so it was fairly easy for her to produce something every time we tried. After 4 hours of trying to go potty every 10minutes she was pretty fed up with me. After nap and many praises of what a great job she is doing, I decided to spread out our trips to the potty every 30minutes. By the end of the day with a bath and early bedtime we hadn't had any more accidents.
As exhausting as this has been and I'm sure we still have some more accidents in our future, I'm thrilled to not be putting a diaper on her anymore. Austin, your up next, but let's wait a few weeks shall we?