Adeline is running around the house naked from the waist down – her new favorite thing. Suddenly she runs into her bedroom and grabs a diaper from the diaper drawer in her dresser. She brings it to me and asks me to help her put it on. A few minutes later, she poops. Then she comes and tells me, “I pooped”, and we change her diaper. This is just one of the reasons I think we might be getting close to potty time.
But I don’t want to push it. A recent article suggested that potty training too early can lead to all kinds of health problems for your child. At our 18-month doctor’s visit they gave me a handout that similarly stressed the importance of not potty training too early. And, as long-time readers will know, my instinct is to be gentle and easy-going about all changes and developments with Adeline. I’m not even all that bothered with changing diapers.
On the other hand, Adeline seems really interested. Continue reading »