We have tried a lot of different things with Sophie. Since we primarily use cloth-diapers, we naturally tried cloth training pants. This did NOT go over well with Sophie. She really doesn't like them, and would scream in protest whenever we put them on her, and she refused to pull them up and down. This went on for several weeks, and we just had to resign ourselves to the fact that cloth training pants just weren't going to work. We have also tried rewarding her with stickers and a ton of hoop-la every time she went on her "big girl" potty. While she seems to love the attention, it has not made her all of too eager to be consistent with her bathroom habits.
I think the most important thing to do when it comes to potty-training is to be patient. Very, very patient. Kids will go when they're ready, and parents should look for cues and signals. And don't get discouraged if they go a few times and then revert back to the diaper. This is totally normal, and a child shouldn't be punished for it. It simply means they need more time and to try, try again!
Over the next few months, I will be sharing our potty-training journeys with our Sophie. I will talk about the ups and downs, as well as share any successes or frustrations. Don't worry, though. There won't be any naked baby photos here. She will be rocking her Pull-Ups in my photos.
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Stay tuned and join me on our potty-training adventures! I am excited, a little nervous, but very optimistic! With a little patience, a lot of love, and help from Pull-Ups, I know Sophie will be saying "Mommy, WOW! I'm a big kid now!" in no time!
***Disclosure:I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Pull-Ups. I received product samples to facilitate my review and to host a party. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.***