When the potty training plateaus, you take your advances in other places. Hazel can just as easily be placed on the toilet in the morning, use a diaper in the day and run through the house naked to find an unoccupied corner to pee before bed. She doesn’t really seem to care. She does like the M&Ms she gets for going on the toilet, so there is hope.
Realizing that at least part of that is up to her, we decided to carry on showing her what happens as you get to be a big girl. She woke up in the morning in her crib and, after a flurry of activity upstairs all day, she went to bed in a big girl bed!
Not knowing if we could count on her having Grace’s sense of following the rules (she didn’t get out of her bed on her own for 6 months or so) we also reinstalled a camera and started closing the gates again. So far, so good. She does seem more interested in the bouncing properties of beds than her sister ever did, though, so we’ll keep an electronic eye on her.
Maybe this will convince her that it is time to move on from the diapers.