Potty training is in the distant future for Everly. It is something we are trying to not stress over, but can I be honest? The thought of it is very intimidating right now. We are no where near her being ready for potty training, but my intimidation and fear of potty training are all reasons why I am starting to read up on it, and ask questions to those who have already been down this road with their little ones.
Everly has been “using” a potty since she was a couple months old. We have done a very laid back version of elimination communication, where she gets set on the potty before and after nap times, first thing in the morning, and before bath time. Our hope is that she won’t be afraid of the toilet when she is older and we are potty training her. Doing this has also been a huge help when dealing with diaper rash as it happens less, or goes away much quicker. Yes there have been, and are days when we slack off in doing this routine with her, which is bad on our part because she does notice.
Potty training is something that we will be following her leads on. She will be letting us know when she is ready (which I’ve heard from many is a key thing), and we don’t want to be too forceful about it. All in due time right? We know she will figure it out eventually. For now it is fun to see her love pulling out the training pants we have for her, and asking for us to put them on her. She is like a mini superhero walking around the house.
There are so many different methods to potty training. I’ve come across camping for a week and letting them run around bare bummed, a 3 day potty training method, using charts, using rewards, etc…
What method did you do with your little one(s), and how did potty training go?