Oh boy. Today we're going to talk about something I am personally dreading.
My daughter is 23 months and just about ready to graduate from her diapers. I may not be quite as ready as she is. Shh. Don't tell. I'm not looking forward to puddles on the floor and pulling pee-soaked pants off of her at the grocery store. But, I am excited, because my little girl is becoming a big girl! Let's explore this unknown land of potty training together, along with a few hints from my girlfriends who've been through it.
Let's start with some affirmations to get ourselves through this. This won't last forever. My child will potty train (eventually). I won't have to clean up messes and wash dirty diapers forever. I can do this!!
Ok. Now onto the nitty gritty. How do you know when your child is ready to start potty training? There are plenty of ways your child might clue you in to their readiness. If your little one starts to tell you before or after they go potty, if they become agitated in a wet diaper, they might be ready. If they show an interest in what you are doing when you go to the bathroom (because let's be real here- you know they are always in that darn bathroom when you have to go!) they might be ready. If they're able to go at least two hours in between going pee, they might be ready!