For the last 3 nights, Hayley woke up with dry diapers.
For several days she didn't wet her cloth diapers or disposable diapers (in the day) unless when we're out and we didn't visit the toilet.
Does this means that she's now toilet trained? Unfortunately she still won't tell us when she wants to pee or poo, we have to ask her constantly or bring her to the toilet every 1.5 - 2 hrs and especially after her milk and before bedtime.
This is how we trained her:
- Put her on cloth diapers on weekends or whenever she is home with us. She's still on disposable diapers at the babysitter's on weekdays. This is so that we will know when she wet herself.
- At the beginning we'll need to bring her to the toilet every half hour or every hour. Tell her to pee or poo.
- Praise her when she's done. We love to say 'clever girl'.
- Sometimes even after visiting the toilet, she will still wet herself especially at the beginning. When this happens, we beat her and sternly tell her that she must tell us when she wants to pee or poo and she must not wet her diapers.
- After a couple of weekends, she will be able to hold her pee longer and we don't need to bring her to the toilet every half hour or every hour. We can bring her to the toilet every 1.5 - 2 hrs and she will still remain dry.
We did all the above for 4 - 5 weekends. We have to say it wasn't easy and it does take a lot of effort. I had to wash her cloth diapers and clean her mess very often. There was once when she pooed and she poked her finger through the poo and came to show me in the kitchen. Luckily she didnt put it in her mouth ~lol~ and on many occassions she would wet the sofa or the mattress.
Now, whenever we bring her to the toilet, we don't need to watch or listen if she did her business. She will tell us. She will say 'clever girl' when she is done :-)
The funny part is she still won't do her big business in the toilet. We only had 1 success so far.
Hopefully we'll be able to fully trained her in the next few weeks.