Thursday, February 3, 2011

Potties and Princesses

Caitlin was doing so well for a while with the potty. Jon and I made the mistake of getting excited that we were done with that part of raising children.
Then Caitlin decided that she wanted to go back to the ease of being a baby again.
She won't ask to go. She yells no if asked about it.
She will go in her pants regardless of the consequences.
So I decided to try something different.

She gets a piece of candy if she goes in the potty and her panties are dry.

But I purchased several little dolls (princesses).
I hung the first one up on the linen closet door in the bathroom.
She understood that she would get this princess if her panties stayed dry all day.
She still gets the candy, but at the end of the day if there were no accidents she could have the princess.
She saw this every time she went potty and every time she walked by the bathroom.

At the end of the evening when we put her in her night time pull up we gave her the princess and praised her for keeping dry all day.
She is in love with her princess.
So lets see if day 2 can have the same results.

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