Yes, this is a post about Toddler Poop, just to let you know. As a lot of you know, I have taught Little Dude sign language, and he is quite verse with it. He has about 25 words that he can put together into two work "sentences" along with just the simple verbal request of some things.
Anyways, I decided to try out teaching him the sign to "Poop". So, every time he had a poopy diaper, I would do the sign, and change him. Well, as of a Tuesday he has been requesting for his poopy diapers to be changed! COOL. Esp for the ones that don't smell. (Yes, I have been blessed with a toddler whose diapers sometimes don't smell...crazy nice for me, kinda bad for diaper rash).
I suppose then, that he is showing signs of potty training readiness....but I am not sure if that is something I want to do before the new baby comes. I don't mind in the least having two babies in diapers, so really I only think about it as when potty training will be best for him. If he is hating the dirty diapers now, I don't want him to get used to them and not mind them again...can that happen? I dunno....this is beyond my pre-school experience!
At any case, I had been thinking of waiting until he was around two (which is this Sept), and giving him a little potty and potty seat for the big potty for Christmas from Santa, then really getting down to business with the potty training. What do you guys think? Anybody know? And with boys, is it better to start off sitting to pee or standing? I dunno that either...seems like switching would be confusing and make them regress a little, but again, I have no idea. I will definatly have to talk to The Grady's about it. And perhaps Steph over at Adventures in Babywearing.
Also, if anyone knows, what is best? Starting with a little potty or getting the potty seat for the big one? Or doing both at once? And are there kinds to avoid? I am going to do some review searching over at Pinks and Blues and Adventures in Babywearing to see if they have anything to say about it.
Have a great day!