Friday, September 12, 2008

Naked Girl Wears Panties

Finally, it has happened. Our two year old daughter Taylor is wearing her panties. No, she isn't potty trained completely. But for the past couple of months, it seems she has always been naked. Yes, I said naked. A naked two year old running around the house can be cute at first and then you just laugh a little when a few weeks go by and think in the back of your mind, "Will this kid ever pee pee and poo poo in the potty if she puts clothes back on?"

Somehow on the route to potty training, it came about that Taylor would go potty every time--NO ACCIDENTS- if and only if--she was naked. So with the thought that I could let her go naked for a couple of days to let the potty successes stick with her, I allowed her to go nude. After all, it's just us girls here at home during the day. Well, a couple of days has turned into a couple of months. (Fortunately some of that time she would at least wear a t-shirt.)But today we had a breakthrough. For weeks now after Taylor would go potty, I would have the pullups and the panties ready, but she would refuse both. But today, finally, when she climbed down from her potty stool, she looked right up at me and said, "Princess panties Mama?" I was so thrilled that I squealed with delight. She put on those panties and wore them the rest of the day with no accidents. Wooohooo Taylor!

Now I have no idea how we will complete the potty training process. (It was completely different with my son). She is still in a diaper at night and during naptime. But for now, I am relishing in our small victory. Our naked girl wears panties!

85 comments:

klynch said...

Wooo HOOO that is awsome! I wait for the day my Son decided to use the potty he is asking but not doing anything once on soo I can't wait for the day he uses it truely!

Mary said...

Think of it this way- it could be much worse. You and she are doing great. My daughter sat on the potty for the first time when she was 18 months, and to everyone's surprise, she used it! Didn't use it again until she was 2. That was a nightmare!

Lindsay said...

Let me know how you train your daughter! I know I should probably start working with my daughter, but I'm just not wanting to make the effort yet. She'll always follow me into the bathroom, but only because she gets to climb on to stool and play with the little sample toothpaste containers.

Oh joy, the things to look forward to...

Melissa Papaj Photography said...

WOOO HOOO! Congrats! I'm still trying...we were doing good until our vacation and it's back to square one now!

JessicaMarie said...

Haha! How sweet! I hope she enjoys this time. When you get older, nobody applauds you for remembering to put on panties!!

Stesha said...

My daughter hates to use the potty, but loves wearing the panties.

She still sleeps in pullups at night, but during the day she wear her panties and will use the bathroom.

One small victory for moms!

Congrats on your Saucy blog.

Queenie Jeannie said...

I'm so with you on this battle! Only fast forward TWO YEARS and still battling!!!! UGH! Some kids just take longer than others. And some are just more frustrating, lol!

Good luck to you both and enjoy your special day!!

mommytoalot said...

I have a two year old who also likes to run around naked. Yesterday she peed..on the floor.
Good luck Taylor..and keep those panties on..

Melissa said...

So funny! I think all toddlers go through the naked phase! We're in it right now. Thanks for making me smile this morning! And congrats on being today's FB!

jewelstreet said...

I thought I was the only one who did this! My kid went bottomless until she was potty trained, but it worked!

Congrats on being the SITS queen for the day!

Justine said...

Aw, she's so darn cute!!!!!!!!! Glad to hear she's wearing panties. Maybe in another couple of months you'll have her fully clothed!

Justine :o )

Mandy said...

We are in the potty training boat. I have always heard that boys were harder to train than girls. But GEEZ. my child will be 3 in two weeks and still not 100 percent trained. errrrrrr

Preston said...

Ah, the joys of potty training. Fortunately, when my daughter was little, she took to it like a trouper. :)

Thrifty and Chic Mom said...

Congrats I am starting potty training with no success so whatever works, maybe we will go naked too!

Crazy Momma said...

My 6 year old STILL runs around the house naked...of course, he is autistic....BUT STILL!

I can't invite the neighbors in (should they ever knock), I keep my curtains pulled...and he STILL isn't potty trained.

Ugh. Lady, I was hoping for some advice...do you mean to tell me that your little girl potty trained herself and all she did was run around naked for a few months? Seriously?!

In all honestly, that is wonderful! I am glad it worked out and she decided to gain a little modesty :)

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

My Little Princess went through the 'naked phase', too, during potty training...it seemed to do the trick, though! ;) Now she's all about stripping down and running around in her underwear... :)

Happy SITS Day! :)

Mimi said...

I remember those potty training days!

Columbia Lily said...

that's so cute!

♥spoiled mommy♥ said...

I let my oldest daughter do the same thing when she was being potty trained-it was just her & i home alone so it didnt really matter.
Hey-we do what we can!
Glad to hear she is now in her princess panties! :)

Margaret said...

We are in the process of potty training right now too.
Your daughther is adorable.

Cammie said...

I am potty training right now as well....Im one of the few people who think her BOY was easier then her girl is.

Denise said...

Ah, the joys of potty training. So far I've got 4 potty (and poopy) trained and have 2 more to go. Three more if you count the new puppy.

Congrats on your SITS day! And good luck with your boutique!

Lisa M said...

My little 2 yr old does the same thing! if she is wearing a diaper or undies or anything, she will pee. If she is naked, she will not have accidents (maybe just 1). Thanks for letting me know there may be an end in sight! ;)

Happy SITS day!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

Congrats! Now if only I could keep clothes, let alone panties, on my 2 year old... ;)

ScrappinAway said...

My little one is 19months and I wanted to start introducing the potty for her! I would love any tips you may have, it you have time! I know starting a biz and having a family probably consumes most of it, lol!

Kara said...

Woohoo!! Potty training is, so far, my least favorite part of parenting!

Kelly Deneen said...

Yayyy for princess panties!! woo hoo!!

Vickie said...

Woo Hoo for Taylor!!

Jamie said...

Victories even the small ones are great. Have a great day!

Barb said...

What better way to feel like a princess than to wear princess panties. We should all have a pair!

Melodie said...

We are going through the same thing right now. If it wasn't winter, I wouldn't have so much of a problem with the nakedness.

The Southern Newlywed said...

Haha! I was a preschool teacher for years before I had to get my big girl job and I had a little girl who kept coming to school with no panties (she would wear pants or bloomers under dresses) and I finally asked her mom why and she simple stated "Because she'll pee in them." She was completely potty trained, as long as there were no panties in sight! So funny!

wendy said...

Hahaha - that is too cute. Congrats on the milestone! Happy SITS day!

Kimm said...

Congratulations, what a milestone to celebrate! My kids are 14, 12, 9 and 6, and I remember those potty training days not too fondly. We just now got everyone dry at nighttime, hopefully you'll have better luck with that.

Coffee with Cathy said...

Congrats -- no one who hasn't been through this can understand!

Heather said...

Woo Hoooo!! I would love to know over the course of my four children how much I've spent on diapers. Ugh...

jubilee said...

Every small step is a big victory, as far as I am concerned!

Mikki Black said...

I remember those days. They were fun, sorta. :)

Congrats on your feature, SITSta!

Jaden Paige said...

She is way too cute! Hooray for princess panties!

I am starting to think about potty training our girl, but I don't know where to start! She goes to daycare during the day while we both work, so there's no way to be sure that there will be consistency in the potty training... Ack! Hopefully some Dora or princess panties will encourage her, too! :)

Honey Mommy said...

How awesome is that?
My son did NOT want to be naked... so we went straight to underwear, and it worked for us!

Having potty-trained children is awesome.

Joy said...

Congrats to Taylor! I'm sure she's come even further since September. She may even be wearing pants?? lol

blognut said...

She'll appreciate this story when you tell it over at her graduation!

Charmaine said...

Isn't potty training the best?

Rhea said...

thank goodness for cool character panties and underwear! It helps so much to have princess panties or super hero underwear.

Glad things are going well on the potty training front!

Brandy said...

I want some princess panties!

Potty training is a milestone - good for her! And mommy too!

penguinsandladybugs said...

I love what Jessica Marie said....nobody applauds you for putting on your panties :0) What a milestone....I know you are proud!

Karol said...

Congrats on the potty training! I'm terrified to potty train my 2 1/2 yr old...my 6 yr old was a terror to train. We will be training this spring though! Congrats again!!

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Yay Taylor! I tried the naked thing, but didn't like the result. :( So it's pull-ups for us.

Lyssa Ireland Thomas said...

Go Taylor! There is nothing more exciting than a fresh pair of princess panties!

Lea Ann said...

I yearn for the day my two-year-old will take a moment out of his busy day of playing trucks, blocks, ball, and action figures-smash-the-cheddar-bunnies to actually pee pee on the potty. He personally can't be bothered. Good for Taylor!

Michele said...

Fabulous! Potty training is so hard!

Kendra said...

I didn't think my son would ever be potty trained. Heck he is 5 and still has accidents. My daughter was much easier. I hope my youngest takes after his sister and not his big brother. LOL

Happy SITS day!

Katie Stacey said...

Congrats! My little girl is 18 months and I'm getting nervous about the potty training process!

skinnylattemama said...

Ok, Your title had me thinking for a minute. Comgrats on potty training, it really makes all the difference!!

Jacky said...

Wow, I am soo not looking forward to potty training my children (which I don't have any yet!)

Sarah J. said...

Congratulations on Potty Training Success!! It took me a long time to convince my oldest daughter to wear panties to, because she loved them so much she didn't want to have an accident in them..lol. Kids are so funny sometimes!

Kimberly said...

Oh my gosh, she is just adorable! We helped potty train my nephew, and you gotta do whatever works! Yay for getting her to finally wear panties!!! And congrats on your SITS feature! :o)

Ali said...

Awwww, what a big girl! My boys are 6 and 4 and still love to run around naked!

mrsbear said...

Panties are a big step, congrats. I can't wait until my youngest is out of diapers. But I'm so not ready to tackle that yet. ;)

The Sweet Jelly Bean said...

Congrats on being a proud mama of a panty wearing girl - so grown up!

Katie said...

This is hilarious, we're at the same spot only our two and half you old is still not potty trained.

lynn said...

Good for her! Neither of my girls were ready at 2 years old!

Oh2122 said...

Yay!

I have a 21 month old who is not ready... yet. He's very consious of when he goes, but does not announce it before hand.

And is totally in love with nakie time too!

Sherrie said...

Hey...that's how potty training went with my oldest. We did it the buck naked way. Then, we slowly added undies, then a shirt, then the whole outfit. LOL! Whatever works! :) Happy SITS day to you!

angie said...

My nephews like to go naked when they pretend to be cats! Kids are funny!

Michelle said...

Ohhhh the joys of potty training. No two children are the same, and they all have weird things. Here's hoping she's wearing more clothing now that it's cold out! ;)

Finding Normal said...

YAY for panties! My (just turned) 4 year old boy still wears a diaper at night. I don't know when to try to get out of it either. He's not dry often enough for me to go cold turkey, and I really hate changing his sheets. One of these days...

Ryan Ashley Scott@Optimistic Cynicism said...

Nothing wrong with a little nakedness... unless you want to leave the house, right?

Happy SITS day!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Yay! That's great. Nothing's better than big kid underwear.

Maricris said...

They do set the time to when they're ready and she is. Just don't fret when she does have accidents. It will happen and it's part of her "Princess Training"

Leslie said...

Yea! I don't have a girl, just one boy. But I had to potty-train him twice. The first time, he was excited to get M&Ms with every success. After he stopped getting M&Ms, he was no longer interested in 'performing'. We even tried going back to the M&Ms, but the novelty was gone. Six months later, he was potty-trained inside of three days... day AND night dry. Hasn't had an accident since...and he's 18 now.

- a SITSta

greedygrace said...

Good job! That's awesome!

My daughter is almost three, and even though we say she's completely PT-ed, she still has a couple accidents a week. I know she can do it, but she gets so busy doing other fun and exciting things that she can't be bothered to go pee pee in the toilet.

Is there a PT support group out there???

Happy SITS day!

Erika said...

Yippie!! I feel your excitement! I hope things have progressed smoothly since September!

Hairline Fracture said...

We have just reached this stage with my son. I am SO excited he is getting there!

Tranquility said...

YAY! Congratulations!!!

Tiffany said...

Woo-hoo for naked girl!

Willo said...

My son was the EXACT same way. It was fine at home (except the time he thought that because he could pee on trees he could also poop on them). But when we went up north with our family they threw a fit and totally set us back weeks by making him put clothes on.

Jeanne said...

Those princess panties make a wonderful carrot to lure little girls toward being big girls!

Blue Castle said...

How cute! Both my boys were bribed with character underwear - Bob The Builder and Spiderman worked pretty good. What did they ever do back when underwear was just plain old underwear? :)

Elizabeth M Thompson said...

Success!

Lynn said...

Oh your cutie pie will get there. That's my saying with my little Sofie. My husband and I both have to keep reminding ourselves that one day we will be able to spend that diaper money on a weekly movie or dinner (cant wait). She will get there and in the meantime enjoy the nakedness. Girls can only get away with it for so long!

Jamie said...

Ha, funny how they love to be naked at that age. Over from SITS, cute blog :-)

Aubrey said...

I still have a bare hiney running around my house. He has been fully potty trained for almost 2 weeks now and still prefers to be in the buff. I give up!

Michelle said...

I potty trained the same way...and my girl LOVES going nakey. The weird thing though, is that she will run around naked all day long...and out of the blue she will tell her Daddy to "don't see me" so she can get dressed.

Or she wants total privacy in the bathroom...I don't even get that.

CoffeeJitters.Net (Judy Haley) said...

oh my goodness I don't even have the slightest idea how I'm going to get my daughter potty trained