Confessions of Potty Training: The True Story of A 2yr Old's Potty Training Journey

Three weeks in and this is what we got.
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    She says "pee" and "poo" to let us know when she has to go
    Granted... She's not always right about which one will actually happen but it's the right idea... Right?
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    Undies during nap time
    By week 2 it was hit or miss with her having accidents (on our couch) during nap time. We're on week 3 and no accidents again. Did I mention we got a new couch? 😬
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    I got shit on. πŸ’©
    Before she was actually able to say "pee" or "poo" there are obvious signs to look for (discomfort, whining, grabbing butt, etc. ). During one of her lunches I saw she was experiencing discomfort. I quickly picked her up to put her on her potty. As I pulled her undies off she shit on me. She. Shit. On. Me. My hand to be specific. Unfortunately, I screamed bloody murder which scared her but then I quickly reassured her all was fine. I laughed after. BUT she still shit on me.
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    No potty chair needed.
    Got the Baby BjΓΆrn potty chair and was used for two weeks before she decided she only prefers an actual toilet. We got her a step stool for the downstairs bathroom and a toilet seat meant for toddlers upstairs. No more cleaning out the potty chair!!! πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ
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    No potty in public
    Like her mom (me πŸ™‹πŸ») she refuses to "go" in a public restroom. I can't say I'm not happy about it as the thought it literally makes me gag but I know she needs to go.
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    Big Bladder
    With that being said, she has an amazing ability to hold her pee for a long time. Not a good thing but no accidents. Honestly still not sure if she's holding it in or just doesn't need to go. Hoping for the latter.
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    Push it. Push it real...
    It's not good. It's downright painful. Well, it looks painful. The last few times she's gone πŸ’© I've sang "Let It Go" and "Push It". The shit struggle is real!! I mean they just look too big for such a little human being.
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    Pool Days
    This is my favorite type of day! One giant toilet for her to go into lol. No poops of course because that's just foul. But I hope she takes the opportunity to pee in her swim diaper just as the adults without swim diapers do. IF YOU PEE, KIDS WILL PEE TOO πŸ–•πŸΌ
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    Baby has to potty train too
    Her two little fake babies are also potty training because she wants them to. Sure she sticks the whole baby I'm the potty of her potty chair she no longer uses but whatever she does they have to do it too.
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    Running to the bathroom
    This is awesome. I no longer have to force her to sit on the potty and wait 30min for her to go. With her words plus her running and opening the bathroom door, I've become lazy in potty training.
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    Too much underwear
    No one told how many undies a toddler would need!! 31 pairs... So far... How many more do we need?!
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    Wardrobe malfunction
    Rompers and jumpsuits are now the worst clothing choice due to the need to basically strip her naked just to go potty. We suck it up because she looks too cute in rompers!
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    Ups and Downs
    Granted there's a lot of success going on here but we (the parents) are also expecting really difficult weeks/months and maybe years ahead of us in this. We're ready! Not cocky!
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    School
    She starts school in a couple of months... Extra undies and clothes are needed. And I bet you didn't think of extra shoes!! If an accident happens it'll most likely go on their shoes. And she will have diapers. Keep in mind that potty training takes time... We still cannot say she's fully potty trained.
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    Timing
    Timing was everything. We bought the potty chair 7 months ago. I'm glad we waited till she was older. Might have made things easier. Like I said though... There will be ups and downs.
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    Diapers suck
    She's starting to dislike wearing them. She still has to wear them at night. Once she wakes up for a full week with a dry diaper, we may attempt at undies for bed.
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    Honest Co. Is Awesome!!
    We get a diaper bundle from the Honest Company every 6 weeks. Once we started potty training we decided to "freeze" the account. Called them to do it even though I didn't know I was allowed. And you are!!! Since we may still need diapers we won't get a new shipment until December but can't always get my earlier. Plus they offered (without me asking) 20% off my next purchase/bundle. Great company, service and products!
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    Water
    Clear pee means happy pee. Okay, I made that up but she's really fucking hydrates. This is a MUST.
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    Always remember...
    Front to back!!!! FRONT. TO. BACK!!!! (Dads out there that don't know this)