As soon as this year started we knew that we had to begin potty training Nathan. With him turning 3 at the end of the year he would have to be enrolled in preschool (ecole maternelle), where they do not change diapers.
It's kind of frustrating since school is mandatory which means so is the potty training. There is definitely no "wait until he's ready" mentality.
So with the big third birthday looming and the pre-school deadline approaching we knew something had to be done.
I had all of these great intentions of training Nathan while I was on my four month maternity leave. I thought four months would be plenty of time to train Nathan, and then I had a baby and well you know how that goes. So Nathan stayed in diapers.
It was disappointing but I figured I had until January. WRONG. I really should have informed myself about the school process because as it turns out Nathan has to go starting in September.
Completely stressed, I asked my husband for help. We decided to try potty training - cold turkey.
We started on a Saturday and let Nathan run around only in pants. Let me say that we spent most of the day on our hands and knees while going through a roll of paper towels.
I was thinking by this point that I would have to homeschool because he would much rather pee on the couch than approach the potty.
Sunday was much better with only a few minor accidents to speak of. As for Monday, he asked for the potty right away. Success.
Two weeks later here we are with Nathan fully potty trained during the day. He even asks for the potty daycare.
I never though Nathan would be ready for potty training. Ready schmready. I am not sure if I believe this "wait until they are ready" mentality. Who knows, maybe Noah will come around in two years and throw a curve ball my way.
The only thing I know for sure is that my life is so much easier only changing one baby's diapers.