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Welcome I really agree with this article. I've potty trained a lot of kiddos in my preschool/headstart experiences and nothing good comes out of forcing it when they are not ready (ex: kids holding poo for DAYS in protest, tantrums, discouraged parents, many more accidents and tears than needed). Jake potty trained fully at 2.5 but his preschool teachers took me to the side and said, he's ready, and went full on potty training boot camp with no pull ups/diapers for the week it took (home, too). I swear it was successful because he was ready AND he was with mainly three year olds in his class at the time. Sorry if I sound bossy or know it all. I've just seen some kids boycott and it was not pretty for their parents or for us trying to support these parents.
We haven't even thought about and don't plan on thinking about it until he's at least 2 and only IF he's showing any signs. Diapers are easy I'm in no hurry! Caleb does follow us into the bathroom and he likes to hand me the toilet paper He also like to pee like daddy while standing in the tub, hand on his...bits....and all
Oh no J9, not bossy or a know-it-all at all!! You just speak from experience! Advice that this first time mom NEEDS! Everything you said made complete sense to me! I'm sure we will have a lot more of these conversations about PTing in the future!
eli grey [9.15.10]
jude lawrence [11.9.12]
forever loving our best girl, finley [born still 10.30.11]
We did it when lil B was 2. However the "interest" for Kaylee is already there - trying to help me wipe, flushing the potty, watching me go every time i go now taking off her diaper and sometimes bringing me a new one ... it's telling me i think at least we'll just buy one and let her get used to it and try it when she's ready.
I read the same thing about potty training...that until your child is "ready," which can be anywhere from 18 m to 4 years, it is impossible to get there. It explained that until your child does not like the feeling of being wet or soiled, they will go on wearing diapers. Since most diapers mask the feeling of being wet, it also said that babies who wear cloth are easier to train (since disposables wick so well).
Wren shows a lot of interest in the potty, but I don't think she quite understands how to make a "pee" yet. She likes to sit on the potty and read (so funny), but she has yet to produce anything. That being said, she distinctively knows what it feels like to have a poop and has told me 6 x now after she has pooped. She has also told me a few times before she goes, but I am only now figuring that out so we have yet to make it to the potty. No pressure though. We're just taking it real easy with this. On another note, the book "Potty," by Laura Patricelli (I think that's how you spell it) is great! Wren adores it .