Well, when I say getting ready, what I actually mean is I have the equipment and I’m looking for signs.
My boy’s just turned 2 you see and I’m sensing that we’ll be getting near to that milestone any day now so I want to make sure, when it happens, that we’re prepared. My funny little chap has actually been asking to go to the toilet for a few months now. He’s very much an observer in a house full of big people and that’s what the big people do in his house.
So every time I sneak off for a wee, my little shadow follows. In his little world this whole process involves paying a visit to the bathroom, sitting down on the loo, putting the lid down then climbing on top and flush the chain. He does these dry runs several times a day, usually after he’s managed to follow one of us in to the loo.
He hasn’t grasped that trousers and nappies need to be taken off, but we go with it. Its all part of the routine and I’m quite relieved that despite being in a very male dominant household he hasn’t attempted to copy the stand up method yet!
So, like I said, I’m getting ready for potty training.
Our Potty Training Tool Kit
And with a rather funky clever potty, he gets the chance to sit on “his” toilet which he loves. He’s using the First Potty by Dreambaby which is just the right height and sturdy enough for him to sit by on himself. The really clever part of this one is the removable section for emptying, when we’re lucky enough to catch any thing. This one can actually be used free standing and sitting on the toilet as the top part is removable. (perfect for travelling too)
But that’s not all.
We take this whole potty training very seriously.
My boy is an independent little chap and as well as getting him use to the routine of sitting on the potty, I’m also teaching him to wash his hands afterwards as well as before each meal. With a 2-up step stool he’s able to do this all by him self. It’s a much studier stool that our trusty fold up one and he’s adores that fact it gets him at the perfect height to turn on the taps and cause some serious bathroom mischief (we’re talking 3 tooth brushes now rammed down the plug hole and numerous changes of clothes here.)
But he has clean hands,
and that’s all a mum of an inquisitive, mess making toddler can wish for.
We were sent some items to get us started, as always all words and photographs as my own