I am hesitant to post about this but my facebook friends have asked me to post about this so I will. Please remember only nice and helpful comments will be allowed.
Potty Training. I am certified through the state of Colorado in Toilet Training. I used to teach and speak at parenting conferences about potty training and at my old job (before I became a mommy) I would go to daycares and train the teachers how to help potty train the 2.5 -3 year olds.
So here are the top 5 things you need to know BEFORE you even think about potty training.
1- Make sure your child is ready. There is no certain age or time when a toddler should be potty trained. If you do it on your own you will not have success. Every kid is different too. My oldest potty trained at 2.6 years, my middle at 2.4 and my youngest at 2.2. Their process and motivations were all different and I waited until they were ready.
How do I know if my child is ready?
----Can he stay dry for several hours?
----Does he have regular predictable bowel movements?
----Does he know when he NEEDS a diaper change?
----Does he say pee or poo or know what he is doing when he is doing it?
----Does he understand logic and reasoning...cause and effect?
I will post more next week about the next thing you need to know. If you are at this stage with your toddler now, keep talking about it, keep sitting on the potty and talking about what is happening.
Hope that helps!