The Diaper Fairy Came!
Our 3 year old was excited to find her basket of 'big kid" stuff from the diaper fairy! A colorful preschool workbook, more underwear (we were going to need it!!!) nail polishes and a night light for her bathroom.
The first couple of nights, she wet the bed 4-5 times.
The first day with no diapers, I had given her a lot of fluids so she couldn't hold her urine all day, and we had been giving her miralax (as directed by our pediatrician) to help make it easier for her to poop and be more regular without having any constipation pain that would make things worse for her.
She started asking for a diaper, but when we had none, she started to freak out. She started sobbing, holding onto me, screaming that she needed a diaper. It was SO hard to not give in after 20+ minutes of her acting traumatized about having to go to the bathroom and not having any diapers to go in. Her legs were so stiff because she was holding it in trying not to go. Finally, she had no choice, it was coming out no matter what...I thought it was going to be a huge turd or something....but she just peed. And her face lit up, she was so excited and proud of herself. I was glad too, but couldn't help but think all that over having to go potty??? She used to do it all the time without a thought! Anyways, it's slowly gotten better, and we had some similar instances when she finally had to go poop, but now, 2 weeks later, she is staying dry through the night (the past 5 nights have been dry anyways), and she goes potty without any drama. She's doing great, but she still cries when she knows it's time to poop. She says "I don't want to!" "I can't!" "I need a diaper!". But after 30-40 minutes of pep talking and getting her to sit on the potty, it'll come out and she'll be excited about it.
Oh, and how this all started???? We were at the mall and went into the Macy's restroom and it was really loud and echo-y, she started sobbing when we were in the bathroom stall and ever since that day, it was like back to square one.
Anyways, to all the other parents out there with strong willed children who do not enjoy using the potty....GOOD LUCK!