Monday, September 19, 2011

On The Road to Potty Training

We bought M.E. A potty chair back when she was 13 months old, to get her used to the idea that a potty chair her size would be hanging out in the bathroom. We would sit her on it every once in awhile so it wouldn't be a scary surprise out of nowhere when it came time to potty training. We would also take her to the bathroom with us when we had to potty, so she could see that we use a potty too, and it would encourage her to want to do what we do. We would sit on our potty and she would sit on her potty. Well now M.E. Is almost 18 months and she has pottied on it 4 times and pooped twice. We haven't been consistent about since she isn't fully ready to take that jump, but she knows what it's for and she knows what to do when she sits on it. We are hoping to have her fully potty trained by 2, and I think we are off to a very good start with no pressure and early intervention. I am so proud of M.E. And her wanting to try new things.

1 comment:

Heather and Spencer said...

Great Job M.E.! Potty trained by 2 would be awesome...Ry was potty trained around 26-27 months old. The potty training book we used said 22 months was the ideal age and it sounds like you are well on your way to that!