No way did I imagine I’d be saying that before K turns 18 months. But I did. And I am.
Am I ready? Not sure. There’s certainly a convenience to a diaper when traveling, (which we do plenty of) and running errands (which everyone does plenty of). And I’m not eager to push my baby to be a big boy.
But the more important question – is he ready? And I’m afraid the answer might be yes. Or at least maybe. Is that even an answer?
- K is increasingly mobile. So that’s not a reason to wait at this time.
- K is a great communicator, probably in line with that of the average two-year old. (More on that in his 18 month update). In fact, he’s started using potty terms with increasing frequency.
- K is an imitator.
- K is starting to wake up from naps dry at day care.
Add all those up, and we have a shot at being ready. But I still wanted to leave it up to K’s willingness. I bought a potty to have around so that he could learn it isn’t scary to sit on it. And he has a little Elmo potty book that we haven’t even read to him yet, but he loves pushing the button with the flush sound. I thought we’d just plant some seeds on the concept and give it a bit longer.
In less than 3 days from when we bought the potty, he ASKED to sit on it to “pee pee”. He didn’t actually do anything…but we still celebrated his attempt. We’ve been busy, so I haven’t really pushed it again. But I plan to incorporate it in to our evening routine this week and see how it goes!
Way to soon or right on time? Only time will tell!