Tuesday, 26 April 2016
The Arrival of the Potty
Lily and I headed to Mothercare the other day to pick out a potty. Although I'm not thinking of potty training Lily yet, I feel its important for her to get used to seeing a potty and to start to learn what one is and what you use it for.
Lily spotted a Peppa potty and shouted Peppa so I knew that this was the potty for her. We bought it and brought it home and placed it in the bathroom for her.
Lately Lily has been taking a real interest in the toilet. I usually take her in the bathroom when I go, and when I tell her mummy needs a wee wee (sorry about the TMI) she points to the bathroom. So she is starting to learn that's where you need to go to use the toilet. She generally is quite impressed by what I'm doing and applauds me and then again applauds when the toilet is flushed. I can't say I remember being applauded for using the toilet until now, its quite funny actually. She is also telling me if she has done a poo so is really starting to understand the things she is doing.
Now I was potty trained by 18 months and my parents sat me on a potty for the first time at a year old. Which to a lot of mums now is quite early. Times have changed I guess. I won't be forcing Lily to sit on a potty or taking her out of nappy's any time soon but yesterday while I did a wee I let her sit on her potty with no nappy on. She was quite happy to do so and I don't see anything wrong with getting her used to it. I would like to start potty training Lily at 2 years old but if it happens sooner than that I won't be complaining.
I do understand that a lot wait until there child is a lot older and a lot would say I'm starting to early but each to their own and I don't think there is a wrong way to potty train. My biggest bit of advice is to not worry about others and do it the way you want to.
How old were your children when you first introduced them to the potty?