Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Has any one tried early potty training? What is a good age to start?
I ask because this weekend I purchased the Baby Bjorn Potty Chair in pink of course. My intention was to get Wiggle Bean acquainted with having the potty around so that when we were ready to start potty training it would not be a new thing to her. Saturday evening she started making her push face (and noises) so I thought it would be interesting to see what happened if I put her on the potty.
She was a little confused at first but it only took a few moments for her to return to the task at hand. I was shocked when she actually pooped in the potty. I did not really count it as potty training since she was already pushing on her own before I got her on the potty but it was still exciting.
I was confused what to do next. I did not think that through. After the poo was in there, I was lost with what to do. It took a minuted but I figured it out. I know, it should have been a no brainer but it was my first time, cut me some slack!
Today when we got home from work, I took her to the bathroom with me and put her on her potty. I told her that mommy was going to go pee pee in the big potty and asked her if she was going to go in her potty. To my shock and amazement she looked at me and then started going potty.
I spent the next ten minutes running around with her giddy about her going potty. We cheered and laughed. I texted my sisters and told them and ran to meet my husband at the door to tell him when he got home.
I know that it was probably a timing thing more than a start to potty training but it is a step in the right direction (I think!).
Can you start potty training at 8 months? Should I keep putting her on her potty or wait until she is older to do actual potty training? Any good potty training tips are greatly appreciated.