This summer we began introducing Alayna to the "idea" of using the potty. She amazed us with being very interested in it and taking to it very well.
We began with routinely placing her on the potty (& singing our little goofy pee pee in the potty song) every night before bath time. She immediately got the idea and would go each night.
I have added potty time to our wake up routine now. She continues to be successful. I also try to catch her before she makes a stinky diaper and put her on the potty. She isn't scared of the potty and does her business!
She has come to me twice and signed potty and when I put her on she went.
As a teacher I know that when a student can teach something to others they have truly learned it. So much to my delight Alayna decided to teach her babies how to use the potty this week.
First, you sit on the potty while reading your potty book!
Then, you sing songs and go! She was signing potty and singing the little song to her babies while they sat on their "pottys".
Potty training to me is a gradual process where the child truly decides that they would rather use a toilet than their diaper. Some kids are ready at 2 while other kids aren't ready until much later.
As I was with Aidan, I have no preset timeline of a completed process. We will just continue adding potty time into our routine and hopefully with her interest in it we will continue to have success like we did with Aidan.
Slow and steady wins the race!