Is someone dropping some hints, or what!?
I'm feeling a bit like lazy mama over here, knowing that she is exhibiting pretty much every sign of readiness for toilet learning, and yet I don't have a plan together for how to deal with it. Thus, the text conversation I had with my sister a few months ago:
Me: "So um how do I do potty training?"
Me: "Vicki keeps wanting to sit on the potty, flush, wash her hands, and tells me when has peed or pooped (most of the time she is accurate). I just don't know how to connect all the dots."
Nelle: "If you dare, let her run around naked and see if she'll tell you. Also use cotton training pants."
There was more, but the jist was: you just have to dive in.
I have had some Gerber cotton training pants for several months. When I know we will be home for several hours, I put those on Vicki instead of a diaper. So far, she doesn't really seem to care when she wets them or makes a puddle on the floor. We just cheerfully clean it up together (she loves wiping things with rags - thanks practical life!).
|Styling her underpants for us.|
So . . . I'm thinking that once we turn the corner into spring, we're just going to go for it: naked. No pants or underwear, and just take her to the toilet every thirty minutes. She will pick it up fast, I have no doubt. We just need to stay at home and be consistent. We have all hardwood and tile, so cleanup won't be as big of a problem as with carpet. Really, this will rest on Jeff, as he's the one at home now. Advice is welcome!