Thursday, October 17, 2013
When did you potty train your child? I have thoughts about starting, even though EG is just getting to 16months. I realize that most people think it's to early, but I just don't know.
I suppose it really comes down to who your child is, but I also can't help but think that we've made it so common to wait so long. I know it's hard to try to facilitate potty training without language, and I'd be lying if I thought that EG communicated effectively/knows the words peepee or poop. Let's not even try to discuss the fact that EG is in daycare, and that means that they would have to take her to the potty.
I guess what I'm saying isn't that I'm ready to take on potty training, but more that I'm ready to take on the introduction of the potty.
I know I'm not the only mom who's baby girl follows her into the bathroom. Before now she's just stood next to me, but I haven't tried to teach her what the toilet is, or what I'm doing.
Since EG is in cloth most of the time, I hope that will facilitate her knowing she's wet, feeling unhappy being wet, and wanting to go to the toilet.
So, I'm going to start taking the steps. On the weekends I'm going to try to take her to the potty when she wakes up, 20 minutes after she eats, and every 2 hours whenever we think of it. Not militantly- not really training- just experiences...an opportunity to start to learn.
How did you potty train? When did you potty train? Any advice? Or do you already have this at home: