Two weeks ago we bid an elated adieu to diapers during the day. The girls have been potty trained at home for well over six months. We still employed pull ups for school, running errands and other things outside of the house. This was partly because all of our attempts at going out in underwear were failures but also because they just weren't ready in my opinion. There are certain things with my kids that I know I have to push them to do. There are others that I just don't feel are that big a hurry. Why can't they tell me when THEY are ready?
With potty training that is the model we chose and it worked for us. Potty training was stress free for the most part. We didn't start until they were very ready, we never pushed and it was never a big source of stress for the girls. A couple weeks back the girls and I discussed going to school in underwear and they were gung ho. So it was settled.
We talked about it for a few days to be fully prepped and on Monday the girls went to school in underwear. I am happy to say that since that day neither of the girls has worn a diaper or pull up (except for at bedtime or nap) since. The best part is we have only had three accidents. Not too shabby!
I know that a lot of people like to do the cold turkey, drop the diaper methods that last only a few days. Because my kiddos are very resistant to change I didn't feel like that was going to be best for us. I think I was right.