Doing the Potty Dance with Ashley so AMAZING she totally gets it!! This is something we have been working on for years I wish I was kidding about that too but no. I started potty training Ashley as soon as she turned two despite the fact that she was unable to sit yet without support. I picked up a pink potty and assisted her to sit on the potty from time to time from the day she turned 2. I even read a book on the topic geared for parents of Autism that was all I could find. I didn't find the book to be too helpful honestly.
Look how little she was when I started this process... she 2 1/2 here and attached the feeding pump in this picture too. It's almost unbelievable how far she has come.
Over the last few years there has been plenty of time were the potty was not getting much use I have to admit - that was my fault not Ashley's. But before starting JK I have been pretty good about creating a routine but I wasn't always successfully in following through her three brothers and many other things would get in the way for days or weeks at a time. Lately I realized it's me who needs to change to make this a success Ashley's so ready and I was holding her back. I'm so thrilled to report that she has been staying dry for many days at home now. My schedule is frequent but not perfect however she has a way of calling out (a bit of a cry) we head straight to the potty and she goes. She's so proud of herself too. I just need to continue following thru I don't want to be the one holding her back.
Barriers or not like walking and talking is not going to hold my girl back then neither is her Mom. I'm posting this here to ensure I continue following thru with the routine. Can't wait for warm weather perhaps I need to work on getting her baby brother out of diapers too.
Here's another picture from just the other week look how much she's grown she waiting with her brother for her grandparents arrival for family day.
Set your expectations high and your children rise to the occasion.
On another exciting note I'm planning a birthday party her later this month with friends at Gymalaya !! I can't wait.