Backsliding today -- any ideas?
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|Tue, 06-16-2009 - 12:34pm|
My DD is 19 months old. We got a potty chair last week and she has been very excited about going potty in it. She also has begun removing her diaper occasionally, so we thought this might be a good time to start training her. For the last two days, she has only worn diapers for nap and bedtime. Yesterday we had about a 50% success rate of going in the potty, and I cleaned up the accidents. Today has been more difficult. Since waking up at 8:00AM, she has had 5 accidents and NO times going in the potty (it is now 10:30AM). It's like overnight she's not interested anymore. I can hardly get her to stay on it more than 2 seconds, even with books, songs and cartoons. She doesn't seem to be happy about accidents, but not very unhappy either. Mostly they happen while she's squatting down to play, pick up a book, etc. Often she will come tell me afterward. During her last accident yesterday, she told me a split second before it happened.
Any suggestions? Is she not ready yet? Should I keep going or wait a few months? Should I offer rewards or treats?
P.S. The fun part is that she is insisting in PTing her stuffed tiger now. It's awfully cute.