30 November 2012

Potty Training A Nineteen Month Old. Am I Mad?

So I know Willow is probably still too young to get the whole peeing on a potty thing, but we are going to introduce one none the less. 

Why? Well, every night before her bath I get Willow undressed and she sits on a small, children's wicker chair in the corner of the bathroom. A few weeks ago, she decided that the chair was for weeing on. The first time, it happened by accident. The second time I was testing to see if she'd do it again and then every time after that, I just say "Are you going to have a wee?" and she does. Sounds a little gross, but the chair is wicker, and the wee goes straight through.

When I told Dan, that this was happening, he suggested we should get a potty, just to see if she used it in the same way. So that's what we are going to do. We're approaching this with absolutely no pressure what so ever. We are just going to keep the potty in the bathroom and let her have a wee on it, if she wants too.

This is as far as the 'potty traing' will go for now, unless she actually starts requesting to use the potty. This is doubtful, but a good start for when we do want to start the whole 'weeing like a big girl' shebang. 

No reward charts, no bribes or big girl pants. Just a potty in the corner of the bathroom and we'll see how it goes.

**The photo at the top has absolutely no relevance to this post, just felt weird not having a photo. It's my daughter looking a bit mental.


  1. That's pretty much the stage we are at at the moment. Potty in the bathroom that occasionally gets used before or after a bath, but it's still very hit and miss... literally.

  2. My niece likes to use the potty & have a story at my mums but when my sister tried potty training her at about 20 months it all got a bit tense & the potty was thrown across the room! They decided to go back to the way things were and trying again later. She still loves to sit on it just as long as there's no pressure (& she's got a story book to hand!) Good luck :)

  3. Don't see anything wrong with that. We had the potty in the bathroom for quite a while before starting potty training properly. It didn't do any harm.. x

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