Now that my son, Cab, is rounding the bend from toddler to preschooler I’m discovering myself an increasing number of making ready for potty coaching. To be trustworthy, I’ve been in prep mode for about six months now, every time I bulk-buy my diapers I’m secretly hoping it is going to be the final.
See, Cab is a bit cussed in relation to potty coaching – the cussed streak he will get it from his momma, so I assume I shouldn’t be shocked. Not like different parenting milestones like sleep coaching, or introducing solids, Cab actually hasn’t been a fan of mommy’s “plans” for lavatory studying.
So my husband and I are doing one thing radical, we’re letting it go. (Que the Frozen theme track now enjoying in your head on repeat.)
This idea is sort of the exact opposite of most of what my husband and I’ve performed in relation to parenting, however I’m discovering that it’s fairly liberating. Whereas Cab is exhibiting the cues to being ready for the primary steps in potty coaching, he has little or no curiosity in doing something about it.
If there’s one factor I’ve realized within the final two and half years, it’s that generally it’s simpler to “drift.” For now that merely means Cab sits on the potty when he asks, and we provide the chance to sit down earlier than a diaper change or tub; more often than not he refuses to, even when we acknowledge the indicators he has to go, and we don’t push the matter.
Sometime this stubbornness might be refocused and he’ll be saying “no” to one thing new, making the act of potty coaching that a lot simpler on us all. Till then, I’ll carry on accumulating my bank card factors for all these bulk diaper orders I make!
I’m Aili, a first-time mother. As an avid cut price shopper who will stand in line to snag the best deal, if I’m not looking for an outfit for my little man, you’ll find me within the dwelling décor part. I’m excited to share with you all my mishaps and successes as I navigate this factor known as parenting.
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