Potty training twins
When our twins turned two years old I started thinking about when would be the right time to potty train them.
Both of our girls had shown signs of being ready before they turned two, but I wanted to wait until they were at least two for a number of reasons.
The first reason is that I wanted them to have a better understanding of potty training and secondly I’ve heard that if you start too early it can take longer to potty train successfully.
R and M have watched me and their daddy on the toilet pretty much since they were born. Naturally at some point their curiosity peaked and they too wanted a go on the toilet.
Up until now, I haven’t been actively potty training our twins. I guess you could say I’ve taken a fairly laid back approach to potty training up until now.
If R or M asked to use the toilet I’d let them – although they didn’t ask very often.
They would, however, tell me that they were doing a wee or going to have a poo. Sometimes I’d ask if they wanted to use the toilet, other times I’d just say they could go in their nappy!
I’m one of those people that is a bit of a clean freak! The thought of pee and poop all over the bathroom sends a shiver down my spine!
Thankfully I have a lot of bathroom cleaning tips up my sleeve, so it’s time to be a bit more active on the potty training front.
R is ever so slightly ahead of M in her bladder control. If they’re have a bit of naked time and R finds that she needs a wee, she’ll tell me. M usually just goes where she stands!
Given M’s past toilet history I thought it was about time, to introduce a potty.
I have been reluctant in buying a potty so as I wanted them to go straight to using the toilet, which I think would be successful for R, but M not so much.
As the toilet is quite high, neither R nor M can climb onto it themselves and I guess the old saying ‘out of sight, out of mind’ applies well in this situation.
Bearing all this in mind, I figure if we have a potty in our front room, in plain sight, M might decide to use it when she needs a wee rather than going where she stands!
We bought some stickers so R and M can decorate their potties and so far it’s been going well.
They’ve both done wee’s in their potties and enjoy sitting on them in front of the TV!
So here begins our potty training journey!
Do you have any tips for potty training twins?
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