I've been patiently waiting for Eirsa to be ready for her PT. We started when she was three. It was just a total failure back then when she decided to be OK with her wet wet panties and pants and not to mention, the poops. She showed very little sign of readiness when she refused to have diaper off and refused to pee in the toilet, even in her potty.
Early this year we started back the PT regime, slow but steady. Started with every weekend, then later at her daycare. At home she's so prone to 'accident', sebab leka bermain. But at her daycare, she scored 100% on the first day! Requested voluntarily to go to the loo for both pee pee and poo poo session and requested not to put her diaper on. While at home, we have to request her to do so, even that there's once a while 'accident' including pooping in her panties (terjadi waktu dia berak tak ketul lalu tahi merembes ke setiap panties dan pada masa tu aku tak pakaikan training pants dan aku malas nak basuh panties yang dah terkena tahi dengan dahsyatnya dan aku buang panties itu). So I would say she's only 70% successfully potty trained while at home, plus she would still have her diaper on during night sleep.
All in all my approach was simple; slow and steady. Start whenever both you and the kid are ready. You can do it for some 7 straight days with faster result, or you can start with weekendly. And even I have to choose the latter due to the time that we have at home, we would still continue with the 'psychological approach'; have a quick but consistent conversation with Eirsa on she is a big girl, she is kakak, a big girl doesn't cicin and yayak in diaper, a big girl cicin and yayak in toilet, mommy doesn't wear diaper, papa doesn't wear diaper, only babies like Eivie wear diaper and so on. We also told her that she needed to tell her carer when she wanted to cicin, weeks before the actual PT at the daycare started. Alhamdulillah. It did not happen instantly but alhamdulillah. And most of all, don't get stressed about it.
I would also say that training pants are good investment, they minimize the aftermath of any incidents, including the number two. The inner surface is designed as such all dirts are easily removed.
|3/4 way to diaper free! Good job Rainbow!|