I asked a question an hour or so ago looking for input on if I was doing the wrong thing by putting my 8 month old on a potty chair.
I wanted honesty and I appreciated the majority of the answers. But to assume that I am lazy and don't want to change diapers is way off the mark.
I asked an honest question. Thanks to those of you who made me realize that maybe it is not such a grand idea after all.
Answer by MommaRox4683 at 12:06 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
Answer by MommaRox4683 at 12:07 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
What does wanting to potty train early and laziness at not wanting to change diapers have to do with one another? I say, if it's doable and thats what you want to do, then you should. I went a bit more slowly and let my children decide when they wanted to go to the bathroom on their chair but thats just more my style and it suits us.
Answer by Katrina3016 at 12:08 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
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Answer by girlneffy at 12:19 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
I agree with Katrina. I didn't see your other question, but I started putting my kids on a potty chair as soon as they expressed interest (pretty early even though they ended up being late trainers). If they were interested, I wanted to do whatever I could to make them comfortable with it. Some kids really get a fear of the potty chair. I figured that if they were comfortable it would make toilet training easier. I just didn't anticipate other issues that caused the late training.
Good luck to you.
Oh, and BTW, in other countries they start putting their babies on the toilet way earlier. I think it's called EC (elimination communication). If you have the time, more power to you.
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:32 PM on Sep. 27, 2009
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