So, DD has started to bring my husband or me a fresh diaper and the package of wipes when she needs to be changed. She even signs, "Please." It's cute and very convenient. It also makes us wonder if she is ready to start potty training.
She is only 19 months old. And she does not seem to be aware when she needs to go potty. She also is primarily non verbal, so I don't know how she would tell us if she did need to go. Isn't that a key prerequisite?
We bought her a talking Elmo potty some time ago. Started putting her on there as her bath was running and dipping her hand in warm water to try to get her to pee. Our goal was to stop her from peeing in the bath, which she almost always did. She loves her Elmo potty, and tries to get on it all the time.
Kind of makes you think she's ready, right? I'm really in a quandary right now. I think if we start before she is ready, it will be a disaster. But if she is ready and we don't start, we're really missing a golden opportunity (pun sort of intended).
How do you know? And how do you even go about this whole potty training business? I don't know if I am ready! This is the first time as a mom when I really feel clueless and unprepared. Seriously, I have taken it all in stride so far, but this is kind of freaking me out.
I didn't expect to be dealing with potty training so soon. Then again, I didn't think we would ever consider putting DD in pre-school this early on, either. And we are not only talking about it, I will be visiting my first school tomorrow. I'll blog about that later on. In the meantime, help me! Or hold me! Or get me a drink of something strong! Seriously moms, I need support!