Nicole - posted on 05/03/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
I do home day care. I have only potty trained a set of twins and I took my cues from the parents.
My son is 19 months old. We have been "practicing" going potty for about two weeks now because the almost 3 year old is going to be starting full time potty training at the end of June. We would start sooner but where she goes for therapy doesn't support potty training and it finishes at the end of June. Why am I starting so early with her? Because she is autistic and if I make sitting on the potty part of the routine now it will be less of a shock when we switch her from diapers to underwear.
My son of course wants to do what E does so at regular intervals of the day instead of doing diaper changes we go sit on the potty and then get a fresh diaper.
They both know the sign for potty and will show it to me when ever I put them on the toilet (with safety seat).
Today my son asked me to go Potty and went on it.
Now I wasn't expecting him to pick up on it so fast.
Do I leave him in his diapers or should I look into training pants/pull ups?
We knew he had the control because a couple of times he has started to pee as we are getting him ready for a bath and we could tell him to stop and he would till we got him over the toilet.
Advice is greatly appreciated.