Monday, January 25, 2010

Dos Semanas de Entrenamiento / Two Weeks of Potty Training

Luego de dos intentos fallidos (mayo y agosto de 2009) hemos vuelto a dar batalla al "potty training". En este momento yo comprendo que tanto ellas como yo debíamos estar preparadas y por eso fracasé dos veces. Esto es un proceso que requiere dedicación y mucha paciencia es un proceso de enseñanza.

Ahora, hemos retomado nuevamente el proceso y es un éxito. Los primeros días cada 20 minutos tenían que sentarse en sus inodoros (de más esta decir, que el primer día yo terminé súper agotada pero, no me rendí). El incentivo por hacer sus necesidades es usar la computadora por 20 minutos. Mientras están sentadas las entretengo recortando, escribiendo, haciendo manualidades, pintándose las uñas, en fin lo que se me ocurra.


A pesar de que en las mañanas usan sus pañales para hacer caca (por eso es que algunas veces las ven en pañales) luego en panties. Los accidentes ocurrieron durante los primeros días pero, luego ninguno. El proceso se denomina:

niñas entusiasmadas + mamá enfocada = pronto cero pañales


Annie

After two failed intents (May and August of 2009) we are back on the battle to the "potty training". At this time I understand that we should be all prepared to start this task and therefore I failed two times. This is a process that requires dedication and a lot of patience, is a process of teaching.

Now, we have taken up again the process and so far is a success. The first few days they had to sat down every 20 minutes on their toilets (needless to say, that the first day I finished super exhausted but, I did not yield). Their incentive is to use the computer for 20 minutes. While they are seated I entertain them trimming, writing, doing handicrafts, painting their nails, in short anything that it occurs to me.


In spite of the fact that in the mornings they use their diapers to do poop (therefore in some photos you'll see them in diapers) then in panties. The accidents occurred during the first days but, then none. The process is called:

enthusiastic girls + focused mom = soon zero diapers

Annie

17 comments:

Heather said...

YAY! Congratulations, Annie! It sounds like you have been working hard (and the girls too!). Wishing you continued success.

Helene said...

Ugh, I'm potty training one of my 2-yr old twins right now and it's exhausting. He's got the pee part down but I have to remind him to go potty every 30 minutes, or at least try to go. Poop is a whole 'nother issue...oh well, baby steps, right?

Steph said...

Oh Annie GREAT JOB to you and your girls!!! You are such an inspiration to me...I'm glad I'm not alone in having failed attempts to potty train. Keep it up!

monica said...

That is great Annie! I hope that the next time you post it will say that they are 100% potty trained! It is hard work and takes a lot of patients!

Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma said...

Good luck! Potty training is so hard. Boys take forever. My 4 almost 5 year old still has to wear a diaper at night or he wets the bed. Its a very slow process for him. Here's hoping that my youngest takes to it a bit easier!

Holly said...

Oh, I am working on this same thing too...my daughter is totally uninterested...she "gets it" but she doesn't care.

Holly @ 504 Main

Jeremi said...

It is SUCH a process, that's for sure!! You are much more patient and creative with your girls than I was with mine : )

E and Z still use pull-ups when they sleep. Many times they are dry after naps, but being in their bed for 11-12 hours overnight is just too long for them to wait, and neither Tom or I want to deal with getting up for potty breaks at this point.

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Congratulations! It is definitely worth all the hard work. Hang in there!

Mighty M said...

Great work! I have Hannah an M&M every time she used her potty and eventually had to give them p because 1) she was using her potty all the time and 2) I was eating them all! :)

The Smiths said...

That is awesome, Annie. Potty training is so hard. It took forever for Dakota to catch on. We have been diaper free with him for about 6 months. We still do a pull up at night..we are working on night potty training now.

I'm glad the girls are doing great!

girlytwins said...

Yea!!! It is so much work but so worth it!! Keep up the good work.

Raising Z said...

Good luck Annie...Our third time actually worked! Hopefully yours will too :) It is so hard with one, I can't imagine doing it with two!!!

Christina said...

Yea!! I'm starting soon too. :)

Christa said...

Good Luck Annie, I know it's tough with one I could only imagine two!

Krystyn said...

Good luck. It's tough isn't it? And, girls can be so stubborn.

I hope they get it this time.

And, Izzy had the poop issue, too!

Danae said...

Potty training is not one of my favortie stages. You are doing great, hang in there! It takes a while, but once the kids are potty trained, it's so nice!

Heather said...

Potty training...the process is miserable, but it's so great once it's done! Good luck with your potty training adventure and here's to continued success!