Day three did not go very well. Every moment was a battle. Evie did not want to use the potty, we had many accidents. She would still sit on the potty but was not happy about it. We did have one success though and I guess I should actually count this as toddler 2. We were able to go out as a family to the Honeybee Centre. Evie happily taste tested several different honey flavours with us, she even picked which two we brought home. From there we went and picked up some lunch. She had a successful trip out of the house, without any accidents. That being said, we were prepared with a change of clothing and training pants. We also have a liner, called a dry seat, that we got for her car seat. We have a Clek Foonf and it fits perfectly. The rest of the day was a back to being a challenge. We started to feel absolutely terrible too because we knew Evie needed to poop but would not use the potty. Come bed time she was grumpy, and we were getting grumpy too.
Day four… we surrendered. We decided that Evie is just not ready to potty train. After talking to several friends they all reminded us that there was nothing wrong with stopping and trying again. Many of them had similar things happen and when they tried again a month or two later it was like their child potty trained over night. So we are hoping and praying that will be the case with Evie. We know she does get the idea of it all, things have actually been a bit better since we stopped. She is noticing when she needs to go more, and has asked to go to the potty. She is also running away from us and hiding when she needs to go as well. We are hoping these are all things pointing in the right direction and we will be trying again in the near future.
Was potty training a challenge with your kid(s)? Did you have to stop, and try again a bit down the road?