Thursday, January 10, 2013

Secrets to Potty-Training: It's Messy!

Today I have a featured interview up at Care.com about potty training. If you need a little poop talk on your Thursday, that's the place to be.

A little teaser for you:


What was your biggest fear going into potty training? 
My fear was poop and pee everywhere. That fear soon became reality. But it wasn't as bad as I thought.

What is the one piece of advice you wish someone had given you before you started potty training? Remove all rugs and wear rubber gloves. That and don't leave the house for a few days.

Anecdotes are often very helpful for those about to get started with potty training. What's the biggest mistake you feel you made while potty training your children? 
This isn't really a mistake, but just a reality. With both boys, we found that at first, there was not a lot of lag time between when they realized they had to go and when they went. Which meant that often we would be on the back patio or worse, the grocery store, and there would be a sudden need for a bathroom, which we did not always reach in time. Once Lincoln said he needed to go, stripped off his underwear and started to run. He left a trail of poop through the house on the way to the toilet. Of course I blogged photos. Also, when Sawyer first pooped on the toilet, he shouted, "Look! I have a tail!"


For the whole interview in all its glory (and humor) read more here. If you have your own tips, tricks, or great stories, leave them in the comments!

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