One of the scariest anticipations for me as a father is when it comes time for potty training. The reason it scares me is because it conjours up bad memories of my childhood.
I didn’t really have any problems with potty training during my waking hours. It was during the night, when I’d be sleeping, that the problems occurred.
There would be many a nights when I’d wake up in the wee hours of the morning to a sudden wetness in my pants area only to find out I had relieved myself.
And this problem went on right up till I was six or seven years old. So my determination to successfully potty train my daughter Athena was really to redeem my honour!
So we started when she was about three years old. We’d constantly take her diapers off at home and just put her on the potty seat until she would either pee or poo.
After a few times of doing that and explaining to her that she has to tell us every time she felt the urge to go, we’d leave her diaper-less totally, but only at home.
I have a friend who, on the first day of potty training, immediately went diaper-less at a dinner party at another friend’s house! Now that’s confidence that my wife and I don’t have! [Click to read the full article at MakChic.Com]