I’m not one to count months but for the purposes of this post William is currently 31 months old, roughly two and a half and is resisting the potty still.
I currently have a plain white potty which he refuses to use. Point blank. Won’t even acknowledge it’s existence.
Friends and family(not all I might add) are piling on the pressure to get the boy ‘clean’ and ‘dry’ – terms which piss me off; he is two and a half, what is the rush?
“My daughter was dry at 18 months”
“I started my boy on the potty as a newborn and he took to it so much better”
“He is two, he shouldn’t still be in nappies”
Do I care about other children? Not really.
Do I care what other people think? Not really.
So why the pressure? And why are people so concerned about my son and his toilet training?
Anyways – me and the boy are going on a little trip into town today as I have a plan.
We are going to give the potty another go and try it a different way.
I’m going to let the little man choose a potty – I’m thinking if he has a more exciting potty then it may tempt him. We are also going to make a chart and buy stickers… because everyone loves a sticker right?
Wish us luck!