We are on day 8 of potty training. I ordered a copy of Oh Crap Potty Training and realized after reading the first few chapters that if we were going to do this we had no other time then right now. So we ditched the diapers and spend a few naked days before family came to visit. We also just went for it with both daytime and night time training. The wee one has both grasped and embraced the concept. Thank goodness for Daniel Tigers Life Lessons cause if you have to go potty stop and go right away!
But since his arrival I have heard it all on the potty topic. Every judgement and myth and I bought in. Diapers are easy and reliable. You know where the poop goes…because let’s face it that’s the real issue. A little pee doesn’t even phase me these days. Saint Bernard sized poo… well no one wants to clean that up on the regular.
So we went with it. Bathroom skills. We also have made a game out of pottys in public. What color is the soap? Are there paper towels or a blower? It was fun explaining the concept of potties are everywhere! Pee and poop go in the potty.
Never condsidered it before and yet here we are at 28 months working on it. Hasn’t been as rough as I have been lead to believe. Hasn’t been anything like I thought.
Never ever did I even consider that we would be going cold turkey on the diapers. Especially since most skills up to now have been the gradual build.