So I recently wrote a blog called Owen: A Cloth-Diaper Wearing Baby Potty Trained by 18 Months. In it I describe how my sister successfully trained her son by introducing the potty when Owen was around one. Cooper turned one in February and so I brought it out. The Potty.
When Cooper was 11 months, I decided to try putting him on the big potty, with the potty-seat on so he wouldn’t fall in. I wasn’t expecting him to pee but I wanted to let him give it a try. Much to my dismay, he arched his back, straightened his legs and began shrieking. I picked him up and he clung to me, looking at the potty with a mixture of fear and loathing. I tried again. This time he was holding onto me so tightly his knuckles were white. I gave up trying because I didn’t want to … Read More