Potty Training

There are few things that I truly dread as a parent; teething, sleepless nights, stomach bugs, and potty training make the list.

Yet, all kids stop wearing diapers eventually. Jocelyn decided to stop wearing diapers on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015 at 6:15 PM. That was the exact moment she found out that you have to be out of diapers to dance in the ballet and tap class at the dance studio.

"I don't wear diapers any more. I pee pee in the potty now. I a big girl and I go to dance class. Will you buy me a leotard?"

So, we tried it the next day. She had five successes and three accidents. Not bad for a first day.

The next day was harder. I had to go to the library (where she had an accident all over the carpeted floor) and then to the LLL meeting. Jocelyn was scared to use the potty there so she cried the whole meeting about needing to pee, but actually wouldn't go. She peed on my bed as soon as we got home. Sigh.

Friday was better in terms of accidents, but she also started holding her urine for 4, then 6, then 8 hours the next two days. I was so worried she was going to get an UTI. She refused to go. Not in the potty, not in a pull up, not in a diaper. Talk about stubborn child! And remember, this was HER idea to even potty train!

On Sunday, I convinced her to just wear a diaper. She soaked through two in a row but finally understood that she needed to pee and I didn't care where it was.

On Monday, she announced she was wearing underwear and not wearing diapers again. I braced myself for holding, but she went all day long! Whew! I put a pull up on her in the car, but other than that, she had zero accidents all week long! I felt like she was really getting the hang of this potty thing.

Of course, she wouldn't go anywhere but her Minnie Mouse Potty. We even took it to our friend's house on Wednesday and she had zero accidents there.

All week long, we continued to bring our pink Minnie Mouse potty everywhere we went.

Then I had my procedure done at the hospital and potty training went right back out the window.

Jocelyn is now back in diapers full time. She says she'll go pee pee in the potty tomorrow. She doesn't want to go to dance class quite yet.

Stay tuned for the latest update in this continuing saga...


  1. Aww. She'll get the hang of it soon!

  2. aahhh the dreaded potty training. I am right there with you! I bet she will pick up on it so fast now that she is getting the hang of it She is so cute!!

  3. Aw poor kiddo...and that's too funny about dance class! And yes, potty training is miserable. I dread it too but always love being diaper free for at least a little while. Haha. (This time will be diaper free forevuh. I can't wait.)


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