You did not mention how old she was. Definately put her into undies, no diapers or Pull ups. Have her help with the clean up if she is old enough. Have her change her own clothes when she messes them. She will learn that it is easier to go in the potty then mess up her clothes. Praise big time for success and be matter of fact about the messes. Oh look you messed your clothes, you will need to change your clothes.
The shopping for underwear is a very good idea. Let her know she doesn't want to mess on her pretty panties. My friends had a little girl who stopped having accidents when she wanted to play in the ball area at the IKEA store and was told she couldn't play there until she stopped having accidents. Different kids have different motivators.
at 6:28 PM on Oct. 24, 2008