So I was wondering when you all plan on starting potty training your little ones.
I have read three books on the topic now and I've decided to start the process now.
the pre-training phase will last from now until she's about 18months then we'll really try.
Right now I'm just letting her watch me in the bathroom and explain the process to her. She's very interested esp in the toilet paper part. she likes to put it in the toilet and watch it go down when i flush it. she loves to wash her hands after but i haven't figured out a way to have her do this and not get her shirt soaked because she can't reach the sink yet so i have to hold her and it's just messy lol.
We're also reading books about the potty and that's going over well. I have really be pushing her to help as much as she can with getting dressed. she can almost put her shirt on by herself now and will step into her pants while leaning on me. next step getting her to pull them up..... I think that's going to take a while though.
Also every time i notice her going tot he bath room especially if she's going poop then i tell her what's happening and we immediately go and get nice and dry.
I'm getting her a potty tomorrow one that i think will work really well for her. I'm going to keep it in the hall way out side her bedroom because we don't have a bathroom on the second floor. For the toilet in the actual bathroom I'm going to get a ring with handles that makes the hole smaller for littler bums and a step stool so that she can get use to that becaue when we are out and about we wont have a potty chair with us. They do make foldable rings that are meant to travel with though and I'll have to get on of those too.
From now until 18months I'll just have her use it as a regular chair and have her practice sitting on it and what not. That way when her body is ready to start the process she wont be as clumsy with the chair.
I know that typically the earlier you start potty training the longer it takes but if there's any chance of ending the diaper phase early i have to take it. I just think of all the money I'll save.
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