|The infamous Graco Potty! It really does exist.|
But we're getting there. As I mentioned previously, we were away for the weekend (more on that later, maybe?), out & about, and generally having lots of fun. It was quite liberating not to have to carry nappies, though I did have to carry (many) changes of clothes instead. We plumped for using pull-ups, or Adventure Pants as we've christened them, if we were going to be out & about for too long, or if there was likely to be too much excitement, but honestly, over the whole weekend, there was only one accident. And Squeaky managed to produce both number 1s and number 2s on the actual toilet, as well as on the potty! It's amazing how exciting pooh can be!
|Bribery? Of course!|
I have to stop myself sometimes though. In my job, blogging, and generally as a result of having Squeaky, I encounter a lot of people with similar aged children. Some of whom seem to have mastered potty training overnight, before 18 months, without a single mishap, and their children poop nothing but pure rainbows. It's hard not to compare myself, and Squeaky, with others, and the reality is, she ISN'T lagging behind, somehow I just only appear to compare myself against the people who have found it easy, and not those who are struggling. I'm not really being fair on myself, I should compare against everyone, not just those who have done "better" than me. And who's to say what is better anyway? Being ready, to me, is better than being forced into a timescale laid down to suit the adults. I try very hard not to be a competitive parent, but it's so hard.
|Where I spend too much time|
What potty training techniques worked for your little ones? And what didn't?
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