Today's Topic: Potty Training.
About three weeks ago, Suzy decided that she was going to be a big girl and wear underwear. So, just like that, she started going potty in the toilet. After a week, there were no more accidents. It was amazing and a dream! No more money spent on diapers! I was so proud of Suz.
(Here's her ice cream celebration for being a Big Girl)
Notice all of that last paragraph was in past tense.
She's now back in diapers.
But it's not exactly her fault, per se.
The poor girl got a Urinary Tract Infection.
It started about two weeks after Day One of potty training. She started to have a ton of accidents. Like 12 per day! I was going crazy doing wash and getting super frustrated. Everytime she would wet her pants, she would cross her legs and scream and cry. I just thought she hated being all wet. One time, I caught her before she had an accident and we ran to the bathroom. I sat her on her little potty seat and when she peed, she started screaming bloody murder and bawling. So, it wasn't that she hated being wet. I called the doctor immediately and I was impressed, they got me in within 20 minutes!
She did a urine sample at the clinic (I was impressed that Suzy did this- I just said, "Icecream Suz?" and she peed in a cup). It came back that she had E-coli and she started antibiotics right away.
After she's done with the antibiotics, I think we'll try underwear again. But the AWFUL part is that she now associates wearing big girl underwear and going potty with PAIN. :( :( :(
Moral of the story: Don't let a two year old be in charge of wiping themselves.