- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2007
As my son approaches 18 months (thurs) I was really hoping he’d be ready for full on potty training. We’ve been ECing since he was 5 months and he has no problems peeing and pooping on the potty. In fact most nights I have a hard time getting him OFF the potty to go to bed. BUT – he’s not quite telling us he has to go.
He knows sign and is just starting to babble and try to talk some – but is not really that vocal of a guy. When we ask if he has to go he’ll usually shake his head ‘no’ (not always believable – more likely just doesn’t want to) but sometimes he will say yes and head towards the bathroom. We usually just take him first thing after bedtime, naps, meals, and any other diaper change or when he shows interest. (Like when we go) My goal has never been to ‘catch’ every elimination – just to have him comfortable with the potty and able to use it and HOPEFULLY to catch every #2! And hopefully to have an easy transition to learning how to tell us he needs to go.
I know if I was home with him full time this would be MUCH easier – but he’s at daycare all day long. So my time to work with him in undies is pretty much limited to weekends.
I guess I’m wondering what methods you guys use to push the potty training to the next level? We’ll be out of town this weekend… but I’ll try having him in undies the following weekend all day and see what happens.
I’m not that worried about this happening overnight – and won’t push him if he’s not ready. But I firmly believe around 18 months kids are very capable of this! And if you wait too long it will just get harder as they develop more personality and willpower 🙂 Plus I REALLY want him out of diapers before #2 arrives! Luckily we have 6 months to go!
Let me hear what worked for you!