Not only was my chiquita exhibiting readiness signs Dr. Cotton pointed out, like telling me when she needed a new diaper, and saying she wanted to sit on the toilet, she had more than once taken off her diaper to show me what she'd done.
We watched the celebratory video more than a few times to show her that using the potty was an exciting event and I promised she would get her own undies with Princesses on them that were so excited to help her out. I had just about gotten ready to enlist her great-grandmother's help with the training as I completely agree with both Jeannette and Dr. Cotton that this is a family event. My grandmother cares for my girls while my husband and I work, so in essence, she would be potty training them too.
I might have been a little overeager in getting my chiquita to potty train. I thought she was ready. I thought I was ready. Perhaps, we were both wrong.
A few days ago I sat my potty-training chiquita on her potty. Nothing happened. She pulled up her "underwear" which is really a Huggies Pull-Up, and went on her way. A little later I sat her down again. Her sister decided to cheer her on. She told her what to do step-by-step.
"First you have to lift the lid up. Then you pull down your pants and underwear. And then you sit. And then you potty. And then you flush like this..." and with that she flushed the actual toilet proud of herself for showing her baby sister the ropes. But instead of getting a nice thank you, we both heard a piercing scream. Potty-training chiquita did not like the flushing sound, at all. It terrified her. And now? Well, she won't go near her potty.
Learn more about Huggies and the Madrinas by going by to http://www.pull-ups.com. You can also download a potty training app and watch a video with your kids.