There were times it seemed it might never happen, but I can say with confidence that Eliza is 99.9% potty trained.
She is successfully getting all her waste in the appropriate places, whether we’re home or away. She uses training potties, public toilets or other people’s bathrooms. I still have her on Miralax and will continue to give her the “magic” dose for her – 3/4 teaspoon – until I run out of it.
I think because we stuck with it she has done well. It was really hard to deal with a month of poopy pants and there were many occasions when I wanted to throw in the towel. I think she made the decision easy because it wasn’t that she wanted to poop in her diaper, but rather that she didn’t want to poop at all once she figured out she could control it. However, the Miralax did its job eventually. I am still weaning her off of expecting chocolate and a Dora sticker every time she has a BM, but I think that is in the near future.
I carry around a foldable Disney princess potty seat and she seems to like using it. (I wipe it down with an antibacterial wipe after each use.) She uses a padded Elmo seat on the regular toilets at home. And sometimes she likes to use her training potties, especially when she just has to pee because she can do the entire process all by herself.
Every once in a while (such as in the car on the way to the beach when she woke from a bad dream) she has an accident. But they are few and far between. I spoke to a mom at a birthday party yesterday who said it took a year to potty train her daughter. So I’m really glad that it didn’t come to that. That really would feel like forever.
4 thoughts on “The final installment: Fully potty trained and loving it”
Congratulations, Christine! Congratulations, Eliza!
that little Eliza is so cute and smart!!
What on earth is Miralax???
Sounds like something I maybe able to use!!!
Hi Bunnie. Yes, you might enjoy a little Miralax. It’s a very gentle stool softener. 😉 Thanks for writing!