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Might as well watch a little DVD if I'm going to sit her for awhile.

Might as well watch a little DVD if I'm going to sit her for awhile.

We’ve all heard how difficult it is to potty train our little ones. For the most part, children will just figure it out when they’re ready because (as one lady friend informed me), have you ever seen a grown woman not know how to use a bathroom? True, but when you’re trying to get your 2-year old potty trained for preschool the following year, the pressure is on! Fortunately for me, my experience wasn’t bad at all. In fact, I am warning you now… you probably don’t want to read about how easy I had it.

I started potty training Miranda at 18 months. It was more of introducing her to the potty. When she woke up each morning, I would sit her on the toilet and see if she would go. Sometimes she did, sometimes she didn’t. She didn’t make the connection but I was persistent. (Hey, anything to save a diaper!) We consistently read “Once Upon A Potty” and also watched the video just to introduce her to the concept. Throughout the day I would ask her, “Do you need to go potty?” (No). We’d go to the store, “Do you need to go potty?” (No). We’d go to the park, “Do you need to go potty?” (No). Naturally, every time I checked her diaper, it was wet. (more…)

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