Bekah is now 20 months and we are starting the fun process of potty training. After letting her play around the potty and sit on it we got some potty books and a potty movie. Bekah really likes them and daddy thinks that they are silly. This last week I started letting her run around with no diaper and encouraging her to sit on the potty. This is the first time she tried to go potty. Nothing yet but we will keep trying.
Kim G. suggested giving her lots of snacks to make her thirsty and then lots of fluid. So far Cheetos are her downfall. I had never given Bekah juice but did try it to see if she would drink more fluid. That back fired since she doesn't like juice. Just milk and water for now, which is fine with me. We also give her M & M's every time she sits on the potty. She sits down, looks at me and askes for a nummy num. Yesterday we had lots of family over for Father's Day. The kids really enjoyed giving Bekah M & M's. Once, Bekah ran to her potty, sat down and grabbed Grandmom's pants as she was walking by and asked for an M & M. It was so cute.
Bekah is now starting to "get" it a little. A few times she runs over to the potty and goes all by herself. She still is having lots of accidents though. Yesterday she was in the sandbox playing with Jessie and Bekah peed. I scooped out the wet sand to throw it away in the garabage. Due to my pregnancy and lack of brain cells or something, I walked straight over to the icechest and started pouring the sand in there. I quickly realized my mistake and got most of the sand out. Whoops! Bekah also had fun taking off her diaper in her bed and painting everything with poop. That is an experience I would rather not repeat. :o)
Well, I hope she is potty trained soon and I definitely hope it is before the baby comes.