So it’s that time with our son, Jax where we have begun the process of potty training him. Some of my friends whose kids are about the same age started it sooner and some much later. From everything I have read there is no “right” time to start but since Jax is nearing two and is showing some signs we started.
We are just at the beginning, getting him used to sitting on the toilet and letting him figure things out. At first, he hated it and would cry and cry while sat on the edge of the tub next to him. He would grab for me and want me to pick him up. Then I noticed he stopped crying if I didn’t sit in there with him. I thought, “well maybe be likes his privacy like me”. I gave him a book or a toy to play with and then he seemed fine with his circumstances. Then I would literally just walk around the apartment while watching him.
Stacey figured out a neat trick and found that by turning on the bathtub that it, for some reason entices him to pee. It’s only happened a few time, little successes on a long road but we are tremendously proud of him so far. Yesterday he sat on the toilet for about twenty minutes and nothing happened. Then in the span of time, it took to walk from the bathroom to his room (5 grown up steps) he peed on the floor (I’m really glad the carpets are getting cleaned soon lol).
It’s almost like it was yesterday that we were teaching him to walk and now he’s learning to use the toilet among other benchmarks in a toddler’s life. Right now we are using an insert that goes under the toilet seat but we have been thinking of getting a regular potty chair that sits on the floor.
So I ask the newer mom and dad and fellow parent bloggers out there. What are your potty training tips? What do you think about the inserts as opposed to a regular chair?