We had a really good breakthrough this past week(end). On Friday Deidra was feeling sick but since we had out of state family in we went out sightseeing. She was laying around most of the trip with a pullup on. While out eating she started complaining and thought she had to go potty. I took her to the restroom and sat her on the big potty. As normal she didn't like it or want to go on it. After about 10 mins she started complaining/signalling again like she had to go. I sat her on it again, but this time I offered her candy as a reward. And then she did it, she peed on the public potty!!! She kept her pullup dry the rest of the trip and ride home that day. I hope she continues this trend so we can start working our way into going out in undies instead of pullups!!
Another breakthrough this weekend was that on another day we were headed out to the store. Being in a rush, I forgot to have her try to go before we were leaving. I just started putting a pullup on and after she was all dressed she started crying 'potty, potty, potty'. I pulled down her pullup and sat her on the potty and she went peepee!!! She has been doing Really Good with peeing on demand, like before we go out to play or before bed/nap time!
So it seems as if she is now learning that we go on the potty no matter what the situation. We have officially worked going on the potty into our daily routine and made it a habit!
Also we did some undie work this past week and she is getting better at that. She will go on the potty when she is wearing undies, she just doesn't remember to pull them down or needs help pulling them down.
We are planning a long drive this upcoming month and I have a feeling that she will be in the stage where she doesn't want to pee in a pullup anymore and is going to ask to go potty every 1/2 hour, lol Should be a lot of fun!! lol
Helpful tip for public potties.... if you sit your child on a automatic flusher, remember to stay in position the whole time they are on the seat so the sensor does not go off. A good spot is squatted or bent over in front of them/the seat. Also there are some great portable potty seats available to buy. I have one that folds into a quarter its size, fits in a larger sized purse or normal sized diaper bag! It gives them the extra support they need for the big seats!