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I Think We’re Going To Buy A Potty

How is it possibly time for this?

How is it possibly time for this?

I’ve been babbling on and on here about my love for cloth diapers, but I’ve never really talked (or thought!) much about what come next. Potty training – it makes me shudder just to think about! And while I don’t think Cullen is anywhere near ready to be potty trained, I think we’re ready to get a potty and start putting the idea in his head.

One of the big perks (heavy sarcasm here) of being home all day with a toddler is that I have a companion that follow me to the bathroom. He watches intently and seems very curious about what’s happening, so I figure I’ll embrace the opportunity to teach him a bit about it. My plan is to get a potty and just keep it across from the big toilet in the bathroom. Whenever I go, I’ll encourage Cullen to sit on “his seat.” I’m not going to bother getting him undressed and out of his diaper each time – it’s more just for starting to associate the potty with the bathroom experience.

Before bath time, we’ll try the full potty experience, since he’ll already be undressed. Hopefully after a few months of hanging out on his seat, he might be ready to try the real deal. We’ll see! But at this point, it can’t hurt to have one.

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