So not only is this part two of potty training our hilarious Sadie, but it’s also all about #2. Yeeaaahh, we’re going there!
When we left off a couple weeks ago, Sadie had the pee part of potty training down pat. Since then we’ve have three random pee accidents where she was playing with friends or her sister and just wasn’t thinking. No big deal.
The whole first week of potty training was a disaster with her #2s, as aforementioned in my first post. We tried a little bit of Miralax, different juices, and a liquid pediatric suppository. We had to do the suppository four times total because she would scream in pain that she had to do her biz but just couldn’t, but after that fourth time I vowed to never do it again. It was just so, so, so painful for her. My sister is a nurse and agreed that suppositories are pretty painful and that we should probably wait about seven days before using it again.
We got back on the Miralax train, giving her a small amount each day. By day three, she had an accident in her panties and HATED IT. She had another #2 accident in her panties the next day, and that was the last straw for her. By the next day, she decided she better do it in the potty chair. She somehow figured out when she needed to go and has had 100% success for the last week/week and a half. Hooray! With that being said, she usually sits on the potty (to watch Coco on Netflix because #bribes) for about 15 minutes before she actually succeeds. Whatever works!
And finally, I don’t think we’re going to have to give her Miralax anymore. That first non-Miralax poo was kind of traumatic for her, but we got it out of the way and I think we’re in the clear.
As far as telling us when she needs to go, she’s doing a fantastic job. The only problem with that is that she usually waits until right before she has to go, so it’s super urgent and I literally have to drop everything I’m doing to rush her to a potty (high five for the fact that she holds it though!) Because of this, I remind her to go every two hours or so. We also go right before we leave the house, no matter what.
She’s been keeping her nap time pull-up dry since she goes potty right before her nap, but I can’t say the same thing about her overnight one. I have a feeling we’ll be using pull-ups for overnights for a while, and that’s fine. She’ll figure out when she figures it out! I don’t really feel like the nighttime pull-up is something I can “teach” her to ditch; it’s just more of something that her body gets used to not doing (peeing that is).
Anyway! Just wanted to update you and say thanks for all of your suggestions regarding her lovely #2s. It’s a good thing I’ve been blogging a while and we’re all family here, right?! I mean, many of you have been around before I even announced my pregnancy with Sadie, so if you’re going to virtually watch her grow up, you might as well ride the whoooole ride with us. 😉
xoxo Have the best weekend!!
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