|Piper's first potty adventure!
My mom potty trained me at 18 months over a weekend with the reward being ruffle panties. This story has always made me laugh, as I don't think I could handle ruffle on my bum anymore (how uncomfy!), but it did inspire me to want to potty train Piper at an early age. Additionally, I taught preschool throughout my undergrad career, mostly 3 and 4-year-olds, and nothing is worse than changing a poopy diaper of a kid who should be using the potty on a regular basis. To one-up my mom, I wanted to have Piper trained by 15 months, a very lofty goal, but one I was curious to try just to see if I could. My original idea was to buy her a potty for her first birthday and get her used to sitting on it, seeing it, but with no real expectations she would take to it right away. However, Piper has a mind of her own and this is the story of how things have gone down recently.
|Everyone like to read on the potty!
|The Summer Infant Hippo chair that started it all!
(Find one here)
|Discussing the finer points of peeing with Piper!
|And singing potty songs, of course!
|Potty toys are also a great idea to keep her seated and interested!
|TMI! But have to brag on the the first pee-pee!
|She really likes the story book the chair came with!
|And the two buttons praise and read the story out loud, too!
|And she can read along with the story as it is the same in the book!
|Pottying makes her extremely happy!
|This is the "I'm not done yet" face!
|And sometimes it is serious work, lol!
|Best time to potty is with games and singing...
|Or while watching her Baby TV!
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