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Day 4

Day 4 is all about staying consistent and challenging her to ask for the potty. Everything is the same as day 3 with regards to my expectations. I am telling her it is time to go before events such as eating, napping, or leaving the house. Other than that, I am reminding her to try and keep her underwear dry, reminding her we only pee on the toilet, and having her practice saying the word potty. I changed from cookies to Cocoa Puffs (my dads brilliant idea). I am also trying another outing in the car today.

Other than that, the only new thing is putting on a pull-up diaper over her underwear at nap time. A friend gave me this suggestion, since Caroline is still having accidents as soon as she wakes up. She will still be able to feel the wetness on her underwear, but I won’t have a huge mess to clean
up. Brilliant!

We are also working REALLY hard on stopping her from wanting to pee while sitting in her booster seat at the table. Every minute or so, I ask if she’s dry, check and reward! She’s getting better with this system for sure!

Day 4 Log: (1 tiny accident and wet after nap)

– 743 pee and poop in toilet

756 just getting down from the toilet….typical morning!! LOL

[email protected] breakfast table peed a little :/

– 820 peed in toilet

– 950 made her get on and pee so we could go to the store
Went to grocery store, no accidents in car or store!! 🙂

– 1100 asked for potty or cookie (can’t tell the difference haha) peed in toilet, got cookie!

– 1124 eating lunch, she says uh uh. I ask if she has to go, she says yes, pee in toilet!!!

– 1225 mama put her on before early nap. Peed in toilet.

– 1230 says “more” and walks towards toilet. Put her on, more pee.

Today she is wearing underwear with a pull-up over them for her nap. She’ll still feel the wetness, but it won’t make such a mess…

– 245 woke slightly wet. Peed on toilet
– 330 peed in public restroom at Daddy”s work
– 415 grabbed herself, Daddy put on toilet at work. Peed!

– 545 placed on toilet before dinner…peed!

No accidents at dinner…none since breakfast!!

– 730 finally had to put her on the toilet bc it was bed time. She peed. Such a great day!


Day 5

Day 5 I am trying to be more and more hands off and let Caroline take the lead. I am still rewarding with Cocoa Puffs for dry diaper checks and peeing on the toilet (especially while out). Now, however, I am replacing a few of these moments with simple praise. We say “yay” (Caroline loves to say it with me), and give high fives (skipping the treat all together at times). I am trying to slowly phase out the treat since we don’t want it to always be an expectation. She asks for cookies every time now! She’s gotten really good at saying the word “cookie” LOL


Today we planned a bigger outing. A library that is about 20 minutes away was having a play time. So, we drove out there, played, drove to see Daddy at work, then drove home. We were gone for almost two hours. We had NO accidents while out. She is using public restrooms every time without issue! For awhile there is simply going to be a rule that we potty before we leave to go somewhere, and once we arrive at the destination we will quickly determine where the restrooms are! I had her go ahead and try when we arrived, since she actually used the toilet a bit before we ended up leaving the house. It had been about 45 minutes since she last went. Depending on the circumstance and where we are, I may decide to let her just tell me when she has to go.


On a day like today she hasn’t gotten to practice telling me that she has to go. I simply have to put her on before we leave, before she eats (since she likes peeing in the booster seat), and before her nap. I want her to be successful, and peeing before these events helps her to be.


Tomorrow, however, I am no longer going to make her go before she eats. She seems to no longer be peeing in her booster seat! YAY! This is a huge success!

Day 5 Log: (2 tiny accidents and DRY after nap- no accidents at the table!)


– 815 usual morning pee on toilet (late bc she slept in and I let her) LOL

– 855 @breakfast table big eyes and an “uh”. 1 tiny drop on underwear. Peed in toilet
– 930 I hear her say mama, but think she’s just calling me in protest since I stepped out for five minutes to clean up breakfast. I took a couple minutes to finish and came up. She pointed to a quarter sized accident on the floor and looked sad. Told her it was ok and was mamas fault. She finished on the toilet

– 1015 peed in public toilet at library

– 11 more pee in public restroom at Daddy’s work

– 12 peed in toilet at home

– 1250 peed in toilet before nap


Used pull-ups over underwear yesterday and today during her nap. Slightly wet yesterday after nap. Finished on toilet. Today she took a horrible nap (1-215). Without the pull-up on I probably would have gone in. I didn’t since she didn’t call me. Waited until 3. TOTALLY DRY!!!! Peed in toilet! 🙂 I’m thrilled 🙂
– 430 did a huge pee dance with crossed legs! Went to bathroom and opened door. Put on toilet and she peed.
Another quick outing with no accidents
620 no accidents and hasn’t asked to go yet
– 640 asked again if she had to go…crossed her legs and peed a little (enough to get shorts wet but not drip down leg). Finished on toilet.
– 715 peed on toilet before bed
What an amazing day!

Day 6

HUGE OUTING day! From here on out it is simply life as it used to be. If she has accidents we’ll just have to deal with them. We have a birthday party we will be attending this weekend, and we even have an open house that we are going to at a gymnastics center. Now that we are on the go, we have to expect accidents to happen. My car is stocked with some extra clothes and we now have a little on the go bag that we bring. See what we are bringing for those just in case moments in my guest post here: Potty Training On the Go.

Day 6 Log:

I didn’t keep perfect track of day 6, but here’s what happened:

She never told me she had to go potty, never got my attention, but she also didn’t have any big accidents. About every hour or so (sometimes longer), I’d notice her underwear had a tiny drop on them. I was still doing dry checks every 15/20 minutes or so today with reminders. When I’d notice this, I’d ask if she had to go potty. Most of the time she said yes. We always went to the toilet and she always peed. She is no longer having accidents at the table in her booster seat (YAY). I am no longer prompting her to go potty unless we leave the house. It is all on her now. She’s doing fabulous! Pees in public restrooms no problem, and is catching herself when she starts to go and holding it. We just need the next step to happen, where she asks to go! OH, and she was wet after her nap today.

Day 7

Couple of small accidents at home (one while I was making breakfast, and the other while I was making lunch). I was completely hands off today with very few dry checks. Pretty amazing we only had 2 accidents, really! Still wet after naps. No longer having accidents in her booster seat at the table, and has never had an accident while out or in the car.


Day 8

No accidents. She asked to go twice, and I told her to go a few times due to outings. Wet after her nap again. She’s doing so good. Continuing to use public restrooms without any issues. Starting to work towards telling me when she has to go, and definitely trying to hold it if she can’t get my attention (or get her point across). I am so impressed with how good she’s done with all of this! Next is to work on her nap, but I think that will naturally come on it’s own very soon.


Day 9 and 10

Caroline is asking to go, going in public restrooms if need be, and not having any accidents. Still slightly wet after her nap. So amazing to see this progression. Glad we stuck with it!


See all of our potty training posts here:

Start as you Mean to go on (5 months old)
My Daughter Refused to Poop in her Diaper (7 months old)
Caroline’s First Trip
Potty Training Continued (11 months old)
Potty Training  (the plan)
Potty Training Update (17 months old)
Potty Train is Still Going (18 months old)
Potty Training Survival Tips (from a pro)
Potty Training On the Go (my guest post on another blog)
Official Potty Training Day 1 
Official Potty Training Day 2
Official Potty Training Day 3
Official Potty Training Day 4, 5, 6 and Beyond
The Best Potty Training Method in 10 Steps

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