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Toddler Talk Thursday: Potty Training Jan 27

This is going to sound insane, but potty training scares me.

My daughter just turned 2 and is starting to show signs of readiness, and I’m the one with the issue. We finally worked out how to handle car trips, mall excursions and school, and now we’re going to throw the monkey wrench that is potty training into the mix.

Car trips will now take 3 times as long because we will have to stop every hour-ish for a potty attempt and how DO you keep a 2 year old from touching a public restroom seat? Mall excursions will also become more restrictive, because I will need to memorize where every bathroom is because when a toddler has to go, they have to go NOW. Her teachers at school are great, but as the kids get older, they spend more and more of their day taking kids to the potty.

Someone please tell me potty training isn’t as bad as I’m making it out to be. That it won’t totally suck and mess up the rhythm we have. And that there are USEFUL potty training resources to be found…

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7 Responses
  1. Lolo says:

    I did not even think about when we are out in public!! Yikes!!

    Thanks for linking up with us!

  2. Natalie says:

    It scares me too! I know this sounds bad, but I don’t want to carry a potty with me everywhere. I have to lug enough stuff around now. Imagine carrying a potty too.

  3. Pamela Gold says:

    I have boys and from what i hear, girls are waaaay easier to potty train. Maybe you can try pull ups for the car rides just in case and monitor her liquid intake. Maybe you can try timing her potty needs at home when it comes to drinking, how long does it take her to need to go after drinking? I also think boys wait till the last minute to tell you they gotta go. Girls are more mature, yes? 2 seems really young to me but again, I had all boys. Good luck! Try not to stress so much. If she’s ready, she’ll lead the way!

    • Erin says:

      I’ve started an informal log about when she goes, and I’m hoping that if I observe for a couple weeks that it will help us when we get really serious. She’s interested in the potty, and has started telling me when she needs her diaper changed, so I think this will be happening soon…

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