It’s Potty Training Time around here and Julia is thrilled with her new ‘potty skills’.
But we’re just getting started… I have to admit that I’ve been very relaxed about the whole potty training thing and so we haven’t worked too seriously at it yet.
So we have yet to reach the stage where Julia is telling me she has to go potty and then goes. Also, we have yet to have a ‘poop’ in the potty.
But so far Julia is having fun and loves to use all the different potties and potty seats that she has. We’ve got one kids potty in the upstairs bathroom and one down here in the play area and two different potty seats for the ‘big potty’.
It’s kind of strange, but I’m not that excited about Julia moving out of diapers… I like the convenience of diapers and I hate the idea of having to rush to a potty when we’re out on errands. Plus, I’m a complete germ freak and I hate public washrooms. But alas, progress we must… even if it is a bit inconvenient.
I was pleased to learn some helpful hints and get lots of reassurance about my own feelings towards potty training from Elizabeth Pantley’s book “The No-Cry Potty Training Solution”.
Pantley keeps the process simple and stress-free. She first helps you to decide when you and your child are ready to begin pre-potty training and more active toilet training. Then she offers helpful steps and ideas to guide you through a relaxed and even joyful potty training process.
I especially liked her six-part Quick Guide which summarizes the key points of the book. And as Julia and I move through the process, I love that I know I can turn to her answers to common questions and problems to help us through any issues that may come up.
We’re fortunate to have a copy of this book “The No-Cry Potty Training Solution” to give to one of you.
So if you’re soon to start potty training or in the midst of the action, leave a comment and let us know if you’d like to be entered in our draw for the book.
And I’d also love to hear about your own tales of toilet training. Were you excited to be done with diapers, or were you like me… a little lazy getting to the end result? Please leave a comment and share your own story with any tips you may have.
When we do the draw for the book, we’ll only enter those in the draw who have specified they are interested in receiving a copy of the book.
UPDATE: Congratulations to our winner… #80 Chelsey!!!