Ya'll are going to think I'm crazy, but I've started introducing the potty to Chloe Jo. Yes, I know she isn't even 14 months old yet. Yes, I realize that she probably doesn't understand enough to be able to be potty trained. Technically, I'm not "potty training"...I'm - what I like to call - "introduing the potty."
My Mom recently went to see my grandparents in another state. These grandparents and part of my aunts, uncles and cousins all live in the same area. One of my cousins and his wife have a baby girl who is about 9 months old. They told my Mom that whenever they are getting ready to put their little girl in the bath, they first set her on the toilet and she will potty...she even went number 2 once. Seriously! 9 months old! After my Mom told me that I thought to myself, "Self, that's a great idea! Why don't you do that with Chloe Jo!" And so I did. We've been doing this since Monday and since we have been swimming, Chloe Jo has gotten a bath every night. And - drumroll please - she has tinkled in the potty TWICE! So exciting. I don't think she understands what is going on, but she will and this will -hopefully- make potty training that much easier.
My sis did ask me when I plan on starting potty training with Chloe Jo. I told her that I am going to see what happens at 18 months. If she isn't ready, no biggie. I'll wait a month and try again. I do want her potty trained by 2 years, though. I think it is ridiculous how parents let their kids stay un-potty-trained until they are 3 and 4 years old. I'm talking about the ones that are just too lazy to even try or care. I say "if I don't have to spend the money on diapers, why would I!"
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