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Potty Training… The First step?

on December 14, 2014

I had no intentions of potty training yet. I’ve done a bit of reading, but I was ignoring the whole concept until Robin was born and in a routine. In my brief reading, I read about toddlers needing to be ready, to be able to communicate and that a sibling arriving can cause a training regression. I’ve heard mums say how difficult it was with their older children regarding feeding a newborn and having a toddler playing with a full potty or needing adult help to get to a toilet.

Nope.

Elvis has almost zero verbal communication skills and I really do not want the hassle with newborn in tow.

Until this morning.


Elvis never poos in the morning until today when after breakfast he started tapping his bum (not the sign for nappy change that we model) and then pulled the changing mat out. So I checked him.

Nothing. He was just being silly, right?

Well a few minutes later he started, um, straining! So he wasn’t telling me he had pooed. He was telling me was going to poo.

Hmmm, something to keep an eye on. Because no matter if I don’t want to do it yet, if he is ready then we will.

Oo-er, might we be starting potty training?

~ P

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