July 13, 2012

Potty time

It's not quite time to start Kyla on the whole potty training thing.  But I do think it's time we buy her a little potty.  I am not going to push her into it or force it.  She's still young.  I always figured we'd wait until she turned 2 and then go from there.

She follows me into the bathroom every time I have to go and she is really starting to act curious as to what's going on.  I talk to her about it, but I think it will be good to get her her own little potty to sit on if she chooses to.  I have no idea if she'll do it yet, but I figure now is as good of time as any to see what happens.

By the way, if I close the door to the bathroom before she can scurry her little legs in there with me, talk about meltdown city!  She cries and bangs on the door.  I've come to realize that when you become a mom, you pretty much lose any and all privacy.

I certainly don't expect her to be potty trained before the baby comes, but the sooner we can avoid having two in diapers, the better!

So Mama's, when did your little ones start potty training?  I have to admit, I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing with it, but as with anything else, we will figure it out as we go.  But I'd love to hear your stories, advice, comments.

And this weekend, I'm off to buy a potty!

Here are a few pictures from Kyla playing at Grandma's the other day...

Doing the laundry

Starting up the dishwasher

Stirring up something good

She gets so excited when she's able to crawl up on the couch on her own.

PS - I know Kyla turned 18 months on Monday, but I'm waiting to do her monthly post next week after she goes in for her checkup so I know all her stats :)


  1. Good luck potty training! If she shows interest do it now! Hudson is basically the sane age and is very close to being fully potty trained! I wrote s post on it about a week ago

  2. It all depends on when they're ready. With Raya we tried at 18 months, 2 years, and then at 2.5 years she potty trained in one day. She was ready :-)

    Before that Raya would go pee when I put her on the potty, but she wasn't telling me she had to go. So I felt like the first two times I trained her that I was just training myself to take her constantly...because she'd go when I took her, but if I forgot to take her she didn't go. And she couldn't hold it for more than a hour out in public, which was a hassle when we went somewhere.

    At age 2.5 when I tried she literally potty trained in one day...could go in public 2+ hours without an accident...and she night trained a few months later.

    Brielle shows absolutely no interest so I'm not even thinking about it yet.

  3. We're in the same position with keira. I plan to potty train keira when she turns 2 as well. But I think we're gonna get her a potty to cause she does the same thing she likes to come into the bathroom and if she's not in there with me she has a meltdown too. She has gone #2 on the potty and has been telling me when she has pee pee and wants to be changed

  4. I'm contemplating just putting underwear on my son (21 months) since I'm still on maternity leave and am home to clean him off if he has an accident. Someone we know did it with their kids and it worked. I've heard boys are harder to train so I'm willing to try anything. But I'm with you, the sooner I can get him potty trained the sooner we won't have to buy two sets of diapers!

  5. Oh man; I understand you there about losing all privacy! It is so hard just to go to the bathroom alone! :)

    My girls were both trained by the time they were a year and a half, but I know that's early compared to most. Who knows if I will ever be that lucky with this one! :) If she is showing interest though, I think it is a great time to introduce the potty. My girls liked the one that you put right on the toilet, so I remember carrying that around in my purse everywhere we went so they could still go when we were out and about. I actually forgot about that until now. Oh boy, the things I get to look forward to again! ;)

  6. We just got Henry a potty. We thought it would be good just to get him used to it. And actually I'm surprised by how much he loves it. The last three days he's actually gone pee on the potty once each day. Good luck!

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