I wanted to know what everyone thinks about potty "training" your child or educating them about it and letting them do it on their own. Who does which one and why? Just so you know, not bashing anyone, just wondering. Here is my viewpoint, prolly mainly cuz letting them do it on their own is new to me. I plan to potty train my kids around 2. I see the letting them do it on their own as less likely to wet the bed cuz they did it on their own time, but what if they don't do it before they go to school? Then what?Answer Question
I think you can wait for them to be really ready but still have a cut-off point in mind when you will start training if they don't initiate it. Around 2 1/2 my daughter decided to start using the potty on her own. It was her idea, so there was no power struggle like I had with her older sister who I started training at a much earlier age. I had already decided to start her sometime between 2 1/2 and 3 with a goal of having her trained by 3, but she beat me to it. Letting her lead the way on this made the whole situation so much easier this time around. I'm not sure how I will handle it with my son who is not as strong willed, but I am hoping he will decide on his own too; if he doesn't, I guess I'll pull out all the old tricks (praise and/or bribery)!
Answer by Anonymous at 4:31 PM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by mrsjosey1018200 at 4:59 PM on Mar. 20, 2010
Answer by cyber-pg at 5:13 PM on Mar. 20, 2010
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