We just started part-time potty training with my son Isaac (27 months). I worry about making it too big of a deal so I am keeping it very relaxed and low key. I know there are potty-training-Mommy-professionals out there who are snickering, but I thought I would share our experiences thus far.
I bought this lovely “device” called The Freedom Trainer. You can find it online at their website or any retail site like Amazon or Diapers.com. We had a small/portable potty seat, but he likes this toilet better. Why? I believe there are many reasons, but the most important is that Isaac can use the same potty Mommy uses! Our children love to do what we do; cooking (all those toy kitchens out there), cleaning (toy vacuums), etc. I guess even pottying makes the list.
Isaac also love that he can climb up and down on his own, and he relishes that independence! There are handles on the sides to help him feel steady. He’s so confident on it, that when it is time for him to poop (which he has done several times already) he says “bye-bye” to us, to shoo us out of the bathroom. We shut the door, and he uses the potty all by himself. Isaac yells at us when he is done (“help please!”), and he’s so proud of his accomplishment!
Now, we may have a magical child that is able to be trusted in a bathroom by his lonesome, but I am sure he is not the only one. That is why I thought I would share our new favorite potty with you. Isaac didn’t like the tiny portable potty. He didn’t like the potty books, but he does like the Freedom Trainer!
I love it because I don’t have to clean out a potty chair. We just flush the toilet and are done!
-posted by Miss Stacey, who hopes potty training will continue to be a breeze (HA!).