After many kids I have learned one thing about potty training, they do better when it is their idea. I would rather have the child be potty trained than me trained to take the kid to the potty.
Benjamin is showing huge signs that he is getting ready.
He occasionally wants to wear panties.
Sometimes I find him sitting on the potty (he has a diaper on). He is getting real close. At this point he will push his diaper to the side and pee on the ground. That is a new one for me!
Problem I have is I am not ready for it. At this point he is just as happy to play in the toilet as pee in it. He refuses to use any children potties, he wants the real thing. He also likes to play in the water and put entire rolls of toilet paper in there.
He is also very fast. In the time I went to check on my mom he took his diaper off, peed on the bathroom floor, got in the sink to wash his feet and flooded the bathroom.
So right now we are doing it the relaxed way. If we see him pulling at his diaper we take him to the potty using the appropriate words. He will tell me after the fact, we are looking for some before the fact warning.
Anyone else in the middle of potty training? How do you tell it is time to start?