Remember last April when we told you that we had started potty training South Asian style?? (if you want to see it, click on the link). Well, since we started potty training the South Asian way, Aashini was partially potty trained. She almost always went #2 in the potty and could tell us when she needed to go. We decided it was time to officially potty train her. You might be thinking - are you crazy trying to potty train a 16 month old???!! Well, the first few days, we did think we were crazy! We used the 3 Day Potty Training method. It's an e-book you download. The author is a part of the package too. She'll write and answer any of your questions and advise you. It's great!! Part of the method is that Aashini is supposed to only wear her underwear so that we can catch it quickly when she goes. So here's a pic during her potty training days :)
Now, the author recommends that you do it with a 22 month old. She says that every 22 month old can be potty trained in 3 days BUT if they're younger it will take a little longer. Well, for us, it's been 10 days and Aashini is completely potty trained during the day! She hasn't had any accidents in days now! We've even gone out for half the day and she's even gone on a public toilet!! She still wets her bed some nights though, but we're working on that :) We're so proud of her!
Now, potty training here in South Asia is very different than in America, so there are a few things we're still not sure how we're going to handle. There are some places we go a lot that take over an hour to get to. We don't have a car, but take public transportation. If we had a car, we could just throw her little potty in the back of the car and then it would be no problem... but we really don't want to carry it around with us to our friend's houses and places like that :) So, she can do like most kids (and men) do here... they pull over on the side of the road and go... but then we have to teach her how to squat... Speaking of which... we have to teach her how to use a squatty potty at some point! Anybody have any advice on that?? :)
Oh, and Aashini has a crush on Elmo - she's growing up so fast! :)