However, no one has actually gone potty in the potty yet (a statement I think must be confusing for toddlers). But, we are in the “introduction phase.” While we wanted to get the potty and start potty training Lisa because of her inclination of being naked, Alison has been the one who has really taken to the potty. She loves sitting on it.
Neither Josh or I have any idea how to potty train. It seems the way to do it are as varied as the options of what to eat for breakfast. Seriously. What works with one child or one family may not work with another. Talk about complicated!
I think we hope that by at least introducing it now it may make the process easier when we do get more serious about potty training. We know that at this age there are difficulties with toilet training, namely that our girls don’t talk much, can’t say potty, rarely say “Mom,” are trapped in a crib during nap and bedtime, and can’t sit on the regular toilets by themselves… However, they can take down their pants, and Lisa can definitely take off her diaper. They also can sign “Potty.” They are also open to the idea now, where as there is no guarantee that a stubborn 2.5 or 3 year old child will be (so I’ve been told). However, trying to potty train two at once, something I didn’t want to do, but seems to be happening as they are both so excited about it, makes for more chaos in the bathroom…
So, are we crazy for wanting to start now? Yes and no. We’ll see what happens. If anyone has some good suggestions for how to introduce it better, we’d love to hear them! Any books to teach us or them about it would also be welcome.