Peter says: Toilet training successes

Now that Addy's doing well, Peter's wondering if he and Lisa should start training Peyton.

By Peter van de Geyn
Peter says: Toilet training successes

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Well, it started very slowly, and Lisa and I were both getting very stressed about it, but Addy has now made the transition from peeing on the little pink potty to peeing on the “Big-Girl Toilet.” She hasn't wet a diaper in more than two weeks. A couple of proud parents we are! That said, she still wants a diaper to "number two" in — she is holding onto her poo like gold. She didn’t "do a jobby" (as Lisa's grandmother would say) this past weekend at all; it turns out she was holding it (or, as she says, "it's sleeping") until yesterday when she went to her bubbie's house (where she was given a diaper to poo in). Addy knows that bubbie is an easier target to get what she wants.

So, the pee is sorted, and I feel very confident that the poo will happen on the toilet any day now so Lisa and I can sit back, relax and breathe a collective sigh of relief.

Or should we?

Now the big question is whether we should we turn this “success” with Addy into getting Peyton to make the move to the potty/toilet as well. She will be two in September and she loves watching and celebrating Addy’s toilet successes.

Is now the time for us to start her at it as well? Is she too young? What do you think?

This article was originally published on Jul 31, 2012

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