I purchased our first potty chair, a little before Max turned 2, and I’ll be honest, I had high hopes that my child would be a prodigy when it came to toileting, but I was quickly brought back to reality when I realized that he wanted absolutely nothing to do with it.
My thought process went a little something like this: “I know, I’ll purchase Max a potty chair… just to get him interested. We’ll read some books about going on the potty, and get really excited about it, and in turn he’ll get really excited about it, and in no time it will be bye bye diapers.”
In hindsight, I seriously must have been crazy. I’d like to blame the fact that I was in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy with Ella, and it was wishful thinking that I would only have to deal with one child in diapers at a time… yeah, we’ll just go with that.
When I mentioned to our pediatrician that I was considering giving potty training a whirl, he very quickly talked me down from the ledge and instructed me to wait until after Ella’s arrival, to attempt such a thing. He was concerned that Max was about to have enough change to deal with, and that we should cut the poor kid some slack and give it some time… so that’s exactly what I did.