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When it came time to potty-train my daughter, we really got lucky. We used a “three-day” method that worked perfectly for her (she’s very goal-oriented), and the whole thing was pretty painless. But before you get too jealous, I don’t see things going as easily with my son.
He turned two in May, so potty training is on the horizon for him, but I’m dreading it. He’s marched to his own beat since the day he was born, and there are several reasons I know he’s going to be much harder to potty train than his sister.
1. He thinks underwear are play things.
That’s … not what that’s for, buddy.
2. … or hats.
That’s not right, either.
3. He thinks the toilet is a jungle gym.
Where’s the baby? Oh, he’s just climbing the toilet again.
4. He has terrible aim.
Your mouth is right there!
5. He never sits still.
Even when he’s asleep, he’s moving some part of his body.
6. He needs the extra padding.
Considering how often the kid falls backwards, his diaper has prevented him from getting seriously injured countless times.
7. He’s never minded diaper changes.
Unlike some kids who scream on the diaper table, my boy has always taken that time to coo, sing and talk.
All that being said, my kiddo has surprised me more times than I can count. He’s mastered physical challenges faster than any other child I know, so maybe the next time he climbs onto the toilet, it will be to use it the right way!
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