Okay, it should read one actually because she stayed dry till evening when she needed a poo but daddy was in the toilet and mummy was busy downstairs. She tried to let us know but a long habit of doing it in her pants won over. Anyway…
Yes, my toddler is potty trained!! She’s two and four months. Some would say I should have done it sooner, some books advocate toddler led potty training and advise leaving it till the toddler is nearly three. Any mum out there with a bit of sense about herself would tell you that it will happen…when it happens! We have had several unsuccessful attempts before but we never made a big deal of them. I thought she will learn one day and it’s no point making her feel rubbish just because she’s not ready yet.
You see, I don’t believe in “one rule suits all” or guilt trips. They are set by people who have nothing better to do with their time: childless nannies, busy body grannies…etc. I believe in getting to know your toddler so well that you actually recognise when they’re ready for the next step. Some are ready sooner, some later, that’s all.
I was given the responsibility to raise my child into an independent and confident adult and every decision I make regarding her will be reflected in the future. And boy, is she proud of herself these days!! A new-found and so-refreshing-to-see confidence she wouldn’t have had, had I forced her into potty training before she was ready. She can assume responsibility for it now and it’s great to be able to enable my child in this manner!
Many thanks to her nursery, they were patient and supportive and helped this experience to be a total success.
I am now on the lookout for signs of readiness for moving into a big girl bed, so exciting!!