It's potty time y'all!
A & S are 16 months and a few weeks now and as of last night we have officially introduced the potty! Before you get too excited about lecturing me on the negative effects of potty training children too early, please know that I have done my share of research on the topic. That is exactly why we aren't potty training per se but rather introducing the potty and making it a part of our daily routine. No pushiness, frustration or discipline will be applied to the process. If they get upset or frustrated we will put their diaper back on and try again. My goal is to make them feel comfortable and at ease while having fun learning what this new process is all about.
At this point, I have read zero books about how to potty train. I have pinned several tips but haven't gotten around to reading them yet. I'm sure that time is coming.
For now though we are going to do this on our own and hope for the best. I don't expect them to be potty trained any time soon, as a matter of fact I'm going to guess it's going to be a very long time before that happens.
So for now this is how it's going....
Last night before we put them in their bedtime diaper we decided to go ahead and sit them on the potty, of course they didn't do anything but they enjoyed it because it's something new. Since then I have put them on the potty after ever diaper change and I am excited to announce Andley peed in it for the first time this afternoon! I will also be putting them on the potty when they show the all too famous tell-tale signs of pooping. This is going to get interesting! I will be sure to keep you all updated on this new adventure. I imagine I'll be sharing some interesting events, struggles and achievements with you over the next several months or more.