potty pride!

OK, so I swore that I would never be one of those parents that was posting stuff on face book or online touting my child’s potty training achievements. Certainly, I am not the type of mother that would post photos of Leo’s poops in the potty and in general I agree with most of the things in this article.
But just in the way that they say that your obnoxious friends who posts about their daily hardcore work outs actually motivate you to work out more, I hope that this motivates someone, anyone really, to try early potty training, because it works.
We did Diaper Free Before Three method and started “practicing” early, around 15 months. We have been down a rough road. We got rid of diapers around 22 months, and the first few weeks were rough! There were a ton of accidents, a lot of resisting, a lot of stress around outings… but those days went by in a blur and here we are will a confident 26 month old who is basically potty trained.
I say “basically” because there are still some accidents during the day and more than I would like at night but we are 90% there at an age when a lot of people haven’t even started trying. Most doctors, including our own, say that boys should start potty training closer to three years old but really don’t seem to have any good reasons as to why. I am here to tell you that you can do it! It may be a lot of work but it’s worth it, not just to save the hassle and expense of diapers but for the confidence it will bring your toddler. I am really proud of my family, especially Leo, for all of our hard work.


One Comment

  1. whatthemom

    congrats! we just went through it too and it’s a TON of work. we started early and are also “basically” potty trained at 24 months. we still use diapers at nap/night and have accidents here and there.

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