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Being One With The Potty

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So I began reading about the best ways to teach my son how to use the potty like a big boy. He is only 19 months and all the books I have read said you should not start too early and most agree by 2 1/2 years old the child should begin the learning process.

I did read that you should expose your baby even at an early age the potty seat. They say if your baby becomes familiar with the potty seat, he will not be afraid of it once you begin to teach him how to use it.

That made sense to me, so I went to BabiesRUs and bought him a nice white cushion-ie potty seat.

I left it in our living room so that Andrew and the Potty Seat could become better acquainted. Here is how they got along. Quite frankly, I think this potty training will be a breeze...How about you guys?




17 comments:

Living It, Loving It said...

Great approach to potty training!

PJ Mullen said...

Nice, looks like he's got the hang of it already :)

Jason said...

Now you just have to hope he doesn't stick his head in the toilet...

also, how freaking cute!!

~Just me again~ said...

ROFL.....yep looks like he's getting the hang of it ;)

What a cutie patutie.

Brian H said...

I guess it depends on which end of him you plan to potty train!!!

Cool pics.

Good luck as you travel down the potty path.

Janie Woods said...

Awesome!! LOL Just remember to sing the Pee Pee song. I can also tell you that with three boys it worked very well with a "target" in the toilet. Usually a square of toilet paper and if they hit it, they got a prize or a treat.

seashore subjects said...

Definitely not showing signs of "potty anxiety"! And it looks like he is having a blast to boot!

Mr. Man said...

Hey...I have a hat like that, too! Lol! Nice post.

surprised mom said...

Great post! I am laughing out loud! Yes, Andrew's correct, it makes a great hat, but the mom part of me is going, "but that's the wrong end!"
Andrew is just too cute!

birthmothertalks said...

Hahahaha Thanks for sharing.

Melisa with one S said...

I LOVE IT!

Hey, at least he's comfortable with it...

The Devoted Dad said...

Well, atleast he has the idea for any possible future frat party. He's definitely thinking a-head (haha). Very cute kid there Paul! -Jason

Scott (simplefather) said...

I can't get visions of my daughter attempting to do this with her post potty training seat. Ewww... at least this one was new!

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

Ya gotta start somewhere! Very cute.

WeaselMomma said...

Andrew is such a great kid! Throw out the books. When Andrew shows interest bring him with you, let him go for a few test drives and when he wants to he will just start doing it. Usually they are ready when they start waking up dry in the mornings. That's a sign they have enough control.

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ciara said...

i don't believe in parenting books. agree w wm, throw em out lol cute pics of andrew. love his new 'hat' :)

 

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