I knew that at some point I was going to have to buckle down and really start working with Denver on the whole potty training thing..I also realize that if I push too hard with her, it only makes things worse. She has the type of personality that she does what she wants, when she wants and at her own pace. But what do you do when your child seems super attached to her diapers???
This is part of a series, start Here if you want to her the back story: Denver’s Diaper Diaries
Every time I get low on diapers, I keep saying I wont’ be buying anymore… But I stopped as she would just get too upset. I mean not a little whimper, it was like a full-blown toddler panic attack! I couldn’t see her do this. So I told her that when she was ready we would talk about it.
That was until about 3 weeks ago… We were at the grocery store, and I had to buy some diapers. Well I went to go buy the cheapest box they had, she started bawling! Telling me I bought the wrong kind.. another one of her dramatic, tears steaming down her face, episodes. Those tears hurt my heart, when people hear her, even THEY think she has been hurt… So I buy our normal brand Huggies. oh and to the guy who had witnessed this whole melt down, and decided he needed to give me his opinion. You really didn’t help, Like I didn’t realize she was a little on the older side of potty training. He says to me: “If she is old enough to tell you which diapers she prefers, well then she is old enough to go to the toilet herself”I couldn’t say anything back.If it had it would have been along the lines of: “Not your kid, she isn’t being beaten, she is not hurting anyone, except my pocket-book by taking a little longer… so really NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS! I already beat my self up enough wondering if I am a bad mom because she isn’t potty trained.. So thanks for your sage advice…(RANT OVER) this is why I didn’t say a WORD!
Fast forward to Sunday night… Which is the reason I am writing this, I need to start coaxing her into getting ready.. Enough is Enough, but I know I need to do it in a way where she feels like she is the one in control…Ok, so Sunday night my husband had gone to the store to grab some diapers, well he “supposedly” grabbed the wrong ones, melt down ensued.. My husband does not have the patience for it.. So she is super upset when they get home, asks me to change her diaper, and informs me she only has 1 left.
Me: “Daddy bought some at the store”
Denver, in a very quiet tone, lip quivering, “He bought the wrong kind”,
Me: “He did? Are you sure? let’s go see…”
I looked at the box of Huggies, “Denver, that is the kind we always buy,”
She starts crying, no it’s not…
In this picture she is holding her “regular” diapers… She is very upset …
Seriously isn’t this the saddest face ever! Well silly me, I thought I would show her that they were her “regular” diapers…. Look what I found:
This is the same diaper, just a new design… OHHH MAN! I tried to find one similar to her “regular” diaper…
Nope, none with just Mickey… I talked with her about how cute Minnie is, that she LOVES Minnie… she even likes Pluto, I reminded her of the Hot-Dog dance… (If you don’t know what that is check it out! This actually really helped persuade her! WHEW, Disney to the rescue!
See folks real tears…. This is where I need to figure it out… Oh and no worries she is feeling better now about them being the same diapers…Because they are, just a new design. Once she wore them, she new they were her “regular” diapers, everything was fine…
What to do, what to do… It would seem I have to find something that she will love more than her diapers.. I hate seeing this sad face. I also KNOW that it has to be her choice, her making the big move… Wish me luck!