Now that my daughter is 2-years-old (well in 3 weeks), we are beginning to discuss potty training her, and well, I am not super excited about it. I am really excited about not wiping her poop bum for much longer but, I am not excited for the daunting task of getting her to use the toilet. I feel like we have just gotten into a good rhythm, and now we’re changing things up again! At each milestone you get to a point where you feel like you have a handle on motherhood for a bit and just as you begin to feel that way, another task approaches.
One of the aspects I am the most concerned about is every time we leave the house her saying, “I have to pee” and I am sure it will happen at the most inopportune moments. It takes us about 1 hour to prepare to go to the beach (packing everything we need, getting her changed, putting sunscreen on, etc.). In the winter the process is even longer with jackets, gloves, snow suits and so much more. Now I am picturing adding in pee breaks whenever she says she has to pee (and who knows if she actually has to go!). Needless to say, I am not excited about it.
I decided I may be more inclined to begin this process if a know a bit more about it so I decided to research books to read on the topic to help me feel better about this process. Luckily, there seem to be many popular potty training methods to choose from. One method I see often is the “3 Day Potty Training” technique. This sounds interesting because it claims only to take 3 days to have them fully potty trained (not including night time), which sounds fantastic! Another technique I have heard about is based on the book, “Oh Crap! Potty Training”, by Jamie Glowacki. This method sounds very interesting, and the title is excellent. The book excerpt discusses the author’s use of sass while writing about her experiences with potty training, and from that description, I was sold! Therefore, I have decided to begin reading this book to prepare for the next step in my daughter’s life. Stay tuned for my review!