Stephanie - posted on 08/02/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )
ok, So I'm kind of cheating but this seems to be the most active board.
My son (13 months - a little young I know) is showing a lot of "readiness signs". He is very interested when anyone in our house uses the bathroom. If given the chance he will unroll toilet paper, put it in the toilet and flush the toilet. He is quite capable of getting his pants down and diaper off (he has a little trouble with jeans). If he is without pants (usually around the house he just wears a tee and a diaper) he will pull the diaper off and then pee (and sometimes poo) all over the house. He squats when he poops (diaper or no diaper) and copies boyfriend and uncles by "holding" himself when he pees without a diaper on. He will often go to the wipe box when he is finished, pull out a wipe and attempt to wipe himself. However, he doesn't however make an effort to head towards the bathroom when he needs to go nor does he know the words "pee/poop" to use to tell me that he needs to go.
For moms that have already done the potty training thing; Did you teach your son to pee standing up or sitting down? I'll be the one doing the training so "showing" him how to stand might get confusing and I'm worried that learning to stand to pee and sit to number 2 may be a little confusing. Did you put the potty chair in the living room/den so that it was more accessible or did u keep it in the bathroom? Did you encourage your child to go sit on the potty every so often throughout the day or just when they openly express the need? Did you use the disposable pull-ups throughout the day or just training pants? Any advice is greatly, greatly appreciated.