With our first son potty training came naturally around the age of two. Since he was our first child I had no idea how to potty train and thankfully a friend from high school passed along a genius e-book. (Thanks Kristin!) After showing several signs of readiness we decided to give the 3 day potty training method a go. We followed the steps and although it was challenging, we were very impressed that the method worked. “Super J” was potty trained in just 3 days!
Disclaimer-I’m not being paid in any way to share this information. 3 day potty training has no idea I’m writing this post. This is our true experience.
Certainly with anything new, there were bound to be a few accidents, however (amazingly) I can count the number of accidents on one hand! I thought for sure once we had another child that one was “going to give me a run for my money” as they say. Training our first child was just way too easy so that only makes sense right?
Now that baby boy is here, he adores his big brother and wants to do everything he does. I feel like he’s trying to grow up entirely too fast! 🙁 Although he’s only 16 months, he’s already showing signs of readiness when it comes to potty training. He’s constantly pulling at his diaper and sometimes manages to pull it off.
This picture cracks me up! (No pun intended)
Just the other day he came running to me while I was working at the computer. He said “poo poo” and seemed really frustrated. I checked his diaper and it was clean. I sat there staring at him for a moment sort of puzzled as to what to do. Was he actually telling me before he had to go? Nah! Well, wouldn’t you know…he proved Mommy wrong. Just a minute later he was doing that “face” (you know the one I’m talking about). 😉 My mind raced and I thought “what do I do?” (To my defense I am a little rusty being that it has been two years since potty training our first-born) By the time I raced baby boy to the bathroom and got his diaper off, the damage was done.
So my question to all of you Mommies is, is 16 months to early to potty train? Does the second child, third and so on train earlier than the first?