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I know it sounds crazy, but I found this book while I was pregnant about infant potty training and I really wanted to try it. This is my fourth child, I potty trained my previous children at age 2. This approach sounded so intriging that I had to try it. My son is now 5 months old and he is doing well with it. His bm's are about 85% on his baby b'jorn potty and his pees are about 50%. I really want to hear if anyone else is trying this and what is happening with their experiences.
Does he signal or tell you that he has to go to the potty and then give you time to get him there?
I'm interested to hear about this, too. This seems such a radical departure from the way potty training has been done before.
Right now I have been taking him strictly on a timed schedule. He does have a signal for his bm movements - which are only once every 2 days, so that makes them easier. I have been watching for a signal for when he needs to pee, but so far i can just tell when he's actually going, not before. That's why I only catch 50% with the pees. But it is lots of fun trying and he understands why he is on the potty and will push when I put him on the potty whether he needs to go or not. Are you trying this also?
It is so much fun to do. I thought that babies were not able to understand potty training until they were 2, but this is way off. I never really had trouble with training my girls at age 2, but when I read about this technique I wanted to give it a try. It has been so worth it and I would do it again if I had another child. Also, I am saving money on diapers and wipes. And I don't have to wipe poop off his little bottom - yea!
I've never considered it at that young of an age, but I have heard of others doing it. I do believe they can learn much younger than we give them credit for. What kind of cues does he give you?
He has specific grunts that he makes for a bm, he will also push with his stomach when he is about to have a bm. For his pees, he get totally still, which makes it harder to see in advance, so I use timing a lot to promp his pees.
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