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The Princess Potty & Michael Buble

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
These last few days have been absolutely glorious, and the weekend has only made me even more ancy for two whole weeks of vacation with my mister and our Bug. As much as I love blogging, I enjoy time away from technology with my sweet family. So many new things have happened with Ava these past few days, but I plan on saving some of that for her fifteen month update. I even busted out the Christmas music (Michael Buble Christmas cd)! Those of you who know me personally know this usually happens at the beginning of July... Justin convinced me into waiting until August (we are pretty much there). The Christmas countdown always starts in the summer for me, and I really couldn't be more thankful that I am in my home state this year! Everyone's been asking, so I'll keep this brief... I definitely ovulated like the doc predicted, and now it's just a waiting game to see if we conceived!

This past weekend we actually made a conscious effort to get Ava familiar with her "Princess potty" and I am proud to report that things are going even better than I could have imagined. From the moment we showed her the pink, singing, and sparkly princess potty, she loved it! She treated it like a toy at first, but we played a little monkey-see, monkey-do and she caught on very quickly. She has used the potty every single morning since Friday, and she'll even use it throughout the day if mom and dad encourage her to. There are three things that have really helped us since we started the potty journey, and I'm going to share them with you guys.
  1. Every time we potty, we put Ava on the potty, every time.
  2. After every meal or cup of milk, we put Ava bug on her potty. 
  3. Whenever she goes potty, we clap, we hooray, and it's a big ordeal (especially once Ava hears the music play from her potty). 
So far these are the only things we've tried, and they've been extremely effective. *** We really didn't plan on actively trying to potty train for at least four more months** and we still really aren't pushing it. I'm just glad that Ava is familiar with the potty, and that we've made some awesome progress. The thing I love most about purchasing an actual potty for her is the growth factor it comes with. You can remove the seat off of her potty and place it on the normal toilet. The top of her potty also folds down, which turns the potty into a step stool. Despite some of the reviews, I'm really glad we went with the potty we purchased. 

Have any of my readers introduced the potty when their child was 14 months or younger? What tips have you found work the best? How many of my readers have young toddlers that are potty trained? I'd love to hear from you in the comments below or by email. 

Happy Tuesday all! 

♥- Leilani

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