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Potty Training Time?

Everyone has an opinion about potty training: when to do it, how old they should be, discipline for accidents, etc.  I have decided on pretty much all aspects of parenting to enjoy the baby stage.  It is so precious and for such a short amount of time; why rush any of the milestones (but I don't plan on her being a late developer either)?

Almost everyone I know with a child Gabby's age (she is 2 years, 5 months) have begun the process of potty training or have successfully completed potty training.  Gabby was interested when she turned 2 and actually went potty 2 or 3 times in her potty chair.  We praised her and were extremely proud, but she quickly lost interest to the point where she didn't want anything to do with her potty chair any longer so I decided to wait until she was interested because we are in no hurry at this point.  Then I saw this article, thanks to my cousin Michelle, and I realized that there are benefits to waiting to potty train.  I don't know if we will wait until she's 3, but we will wait until she is ready.


Here is a quick little story about Gabby pretending to potty.  Every time I went to the restroom (when she was interested in the toilet) she insisted on having her piece of toilet paper and would wipe (over her clothes), throw the paper in the potty chair, close the lid, and then find the spring door stopper near her potty chair and make it vibrate making the funny "boing" sound they make because that's how she "flushed" her toilet.  This went on a few weeks and Michael and I found it hilarious every time she "flushed" her toilet.  Finally one day when she was actually using the potty Michael went into the garage and got an extra door stopper and attached it to her chair.  Obviously she was very excited about the new potty

The main idea I got from this article is: please make your child go potty every 2 hours or so, so that they do not end up having bladder issues later in life.  If you've already potty trained great job! I am not judging you in any way, I just think my baby girl isn't ready yet.  I look forward to the day that she is interested and willing to go in the potty, I know she'll be a quick learner.

If you are interested here is the link to the article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-hodges-md/potty-training_b_1424826.html

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