To Pee, or Not to Pee?

Child sitting on the potty

That’s been the question on my mind lately. My son just turned 2 and I have no idea when I should start potty training him. Do I wait until he can verbally say “I have to go pee?” Or do I just start putting him on the toilet every morning?

He has started to show interest when my hubs and I are going to the bathroom. He says “pee pee” and “poo poo” and he likes to help me get toilet paper off the roll. Oftentimes, a bit too much of it, but he likes to be a my little helper.

Sometimes when he poops, he’ll hide or go into a corner. Whenever I ask him if he’s pooping or if he has gone poo, he says no and has a shameful look. It’s okay buddy, everybody poops.

Lately, he’s been putting up a fuss when it comes time to changing his diaper, but once I get him still, he obeys simple commands like “bum up” and “bum down.”

So, I want to know; when is a good time to introduce the toilet?

Also, what tactics or methods did you use to potty train? My sister-in-law took 3 days off of work and put my nephew on the toilet every 20 minutes. She rewarded with M&M’s after every successful drop in the bucket, and at the end of the 3 days when he woke up dry, he got to pick out a new toy.

I know every kid is different and they learn at different rates, but what advice can you share so I can kiss diapers and wipes goodbye?

Diane Morris

Author: Diane Morris

Diane Morris is a former PANK (Professional Aunt, No Kids), turned 1st time Mom. Between changing diapers, picking up cheerios from the floor, and smothering her son in kisses, she works for Mabel’s Labels as the Sales Coordinator. When her kiddo is in bed, you can find her binge-watching shows like Breaking Bad and Dexter, getting crafty with chalk lettering, or simply putting her feet up with a glass of wine.

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