This publish was very first published in 2009 when I desired a medal for having two potty-trained children. considering that then, countless toddler moms have shown up at this page searching for the keywords potty-training a 21-month old. Here’s my story.

Well, the very first note is that the deed is done. miss Scarlett is using diapers only during her sleeping hours. She hasn’t had an mishap for four or five days.

Next, I’m going to presume that no visitors are judging me for potty-training a youngster who is so young. I’m presuming you are just reading with open minds, curious about my experience.

As with all experiences, when you come out on the other side, it’s fascinating to think about whether you’d do it again. The response right here is: I don’t know.

On the PROS list, we are not altering yucky diapers, treating diaper rash (an uncommon occurrence for this kid), or paying for diapers, or putting diapers into the landfill.

On the CONS list, our bit monkey is nowhere near being able to go to the shower room by herself, so the effort of altering a diaper is most likely about the exact same as the effort needed to take her into the bathroom, get her on the toilet, wipe, pull up pants, hold her as much as the sink to laundry her hands. Did I mention that she is tiny? When she climbs as much as stool in front of the sink, she need to still hoist herself up, putting her whole torso on the rim of the sink to reach the faucets. To keep her clean as well as dry in a public restroom, I will have to hold her up the whole time, which can be a strain.

Hmm. It appears like my cons paragraph is larger than my pros. let me believe of a lot more pros. Did I mention the environment? Oh yes, check. Ok, what about the money? Oh, I already stated that.

At the end of the day, this is an anticlimactic event. I am not truly liberated from anything, as well as in fact, I have to be even a lot more attentive to her potty needs than before.

So why did we do it? Why not wait? since she was ready. since at 18 months she would pee on the floor on function as well as laugh. At 20 months she started announcing she needed to “pee on the potty” as well as when we put her there, she would.

I’m sorry this publish does not consist of a tutorial. I am not qualified to compose a “how to potty train” post. I can only echo what everybody else says: The youngster has to be ready.

Julian, now four-and-a-half, was a lot more than three years old the very first time he peed in the potty. So you understand I’m not in a hurry about this issue.

Did we bribe her? Ja vi gjorde. We used M&Ms, as suggested by our pediatrician. (Hey M&M/Mars, exactly how frequently do you get pointed out in the exact same sentence as “pediatrician”?) however she didn’t care that much about the M&Ms. I believe she truly was intrinsically inspired as well as that we were just reminding her that she can pee in the potty as well as hold it when she’s not in the bathroom.

Girls versus boys? I am lucky to be conducting all kind of social science experiments in my home by having one kid of each gender. So based on sample sizes N=1 in each test group, women are prepared for toilet training earlier.

Julian, as some may recall, likewise didn’t poop in the potty for a few months after he started peeing in it. I called him half-way potty trained for a while. (Now I phone call him 100% potty trained, although Heather may not considering that he still sleeps in pull-ups.)

So there you have it. One little bundle of M&Ms later, I am a licensed potty trainer.

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