We’ve had a few more dry diapers and pees on the toilet over the past couple days. I need to get out and buy a smaller seat to put on the toilet, as he (understandably) doesn’t always seem comfortable being held on the big toilet seat, and then we’ll start giving him access on a regular basis. So, I guess we’re starting potty learning!
Just like with infant and toddler sleep, there are a lot of misconceptions out there about what is normal. The generation before us prided themselves on getting their babies toilet trained before the age of two (I’m guessing the fashionable question at the time was “Is she toilet trained yet?” instead of the “Is she sleeping through the night?” question that we hear so often these days). Elizabeth Pantley has a great quiz to help you assess your child’s readiness for potty training: Potty Training Readiness Quiz.
So we’ll see how it goes. I don’t intend to make a huge pressure-filled deal out of it and turn him off of the idea altogether; we’ll just take him to the bathroom every hour and give him the opportunity to pee if he needs to.
As an amusing little side note, I turn on the tap every time I set him on the toilet so that the sound of running water sort of helps him along (Is that cheating? I don’t know.). So far, every single time, my husband has said, “Great…now I need to go!”