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Potty training

Anonymous

I am going to start trying to potty training my 21 month old over the holiday break. I always thought I would wait until 2 1/2 or 3 but he is showing a lot of the signs of readiness (occasionally asking to go on the potty, telling me before he goes, asking for his diaper to be changed, etc). What strategies worked best for you? I’m currently reading “oh crap” but would like some insight as well.

  • Kristen
    Nov 20

    I read ‘Oh Crap’ and I found it very useful. Capitalize on those signs of readiness you’ve seen in your son by starting the method when you have the most time to dedicate to it (holiday break is perfect). Read the whole book now and summarize it for your partner and/or other caregivers so you know it well when you start. Have your son practice pulling his pants down. My daughter was 22 months when we started and did great naked, but once we put pants on her, she had trouble because she didn’t know how to get them down on her own. I joined the Oh Crap club on Facebook and brought issues we had to the group for guidance. There are so many road blocks that can occur and it was encouraging to read all the ways other parents were struggling that we weren’t. Made me feel proud of her accomplishments and less focused on the struggles, if that makes sense. It’s a process that will feel all consuming for awhile but stay the course and he will get it!

  • Anonymous
    Nov 20

    We used oh crap method as well, took 10 days for complete success! I also joined the oh crap page on fb and found the support and outreach to be really helpful if I had questions