This question comes from blog reader Mindy.
“My 3 year-old has been potty-trained for a few months, but has really struggled with going #2 and won’t tell us when she needs to go. We have to tell her to go most of the time. This is a step backward – it wasn’t this way in the beginning. She’s improving again (I think a lot of this is about control), but I’d love to hear tips from other moms about how they approached potty training and made it a positive experience.”
I’m also wondering, at what age did you begin to start the process of potty training your kids? When I joked that I was potty training Lucas early, many of you said that you started Elimination Communication with your kids around this age. I would love to hear how you went that route at such a young age!
On a side related note- can kids pee outside in Alaska? You know.. like boys? I am just imagining this in my head right now. We’re at the park or in the wilderness on a walk (with a moose), and Lucas says mom! I have to pee! And what will my reaction be? No, you can’t go pee because you are wearing 23 different layers and it will take to long to take them off? Or, no you can’t go pee because you might freeze? But don’t you dare go in your pants because then you will have a frozen ice pee chunk in your pants!
These are the things I think about.