I knew I was going to absolutely hate potty training long before my twins reached a reasonable potty-training age. Maybe it was because I had two of them to train at once, maybe it was because the idea of worrying about finding a bathroom at a moment's notice when we're out in public freaked me out, or maybe because having them in diapers was just so much easier albeit, you know, kind of icky , but I really had no desire at all to push potty training on my kids. Everything I'd read told me that you can't really force children to use the toilet before they're ready physically and emotionally anyway, so I kept putting it off and putting it off, waiting for those tell-tale readiness signs every parenting magazine in every doctor's office everywhere always talks about. And then, somehow, the summer before Pre-K came upon us, and my twins were still fully in diapers. Feeling at a loss for what to do, I went to my main source for parenting hacks: Pinterest. The idea is that it's totally possible to get a child out of diapers within three short days, and given the fact that I didn't have a whole lot of time left to figure this one out, that was a timeline I could happily work with.
Elimination Communication: How to Potty-Train Without Diapers
Potty training techniques and methods
Toilet training is hard—especially when your child keeps insisting on a diaper. No wonder, few concerns generate as much angst and self-doubt among parents as teaching this routine, daily business. It seems so simple. Once your child can sense they need to go to the bathroom, then they can and will start using the toilet rather than diapers. Well, as those in the trenches know, it's rarely that easy. Similar to the wealth of advice and strategies on handling the familiar challenges of how to get them to go to and stay in bed tear-free and eat their peas without spitting them out , there are enough theories on the best potty training methods to make your head spin.
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By Diane Peters May 1, Kids get brand new personalities, it seems, when they trot off to daycare. So when the time came for potty training, it was surprise, surprise at daycare where he sat on the toilet for the first time.