Now that we haven’t touched a diaper or pull-up for our oldest child for almost a month, it’s hard to remember what I was afraid of back when the daunting task of potty training loomed ahead. I think it’s just like anything in parenting. It seems scary, and then you just do it. Then you’re not afraid anymore, most of the time.
I’ve assembled a little slideshow of the play-by-play of Shnook’s potty training. If you count the initial book reading phase, the whole process lasted a little under a year. However the “hard” part was probably closer to four months. Hope this helps or inspires you with your toddler. Just remember, every kid is different. What worked for my kid might not work for yours. I say he trained himself because none of this would have worked if he wasn’t ready.
Photo Credit: Toilet Seat by Secretlondon123
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