Potty training is easily one of the toughest parts about parenting a toddler. No matter how many books you read or friends you ask, getting a small child to willingly do their business on the toilet (any toilet) can feel like an impossible pipe dream. Perhaps you started out thinking parenthood would be easy. Then you finally started parenting, only to find out it’s complicated, stressful, and well, messy. Not all moms are willing to put 100% effort into this particular challenge, though (and who can blame them, right?). That’s why every mom should know about the lazy mom’s approach to potty training; a method that requires no hand wringing or breath holding or hitting ones head repeatedly against a wall.
Alright, so maybe it’s not entirely fair to call it “lazy.” It’s not that we don’t care about our kids enough to try harder, it’s that we would rather spend that energy on other tasks that might be more important. This is about efficiency, people, and we're all about being as effective and efficient as possible. We also value our children’s independence and don’t want to stress them out. So, in the end, this isn't just for our benefit. (Although, the benefit we gain from being "lazy moms" definitely doesn't hurt).
In fact, some doctors warn about the dangers of early potty training, which can result in numerous accidents as well as kids developing UTIs. Why on earth would any parent want to put their kid through that when you can easily wait a little longer and let them potty train when they’re ready? Maybe you’re cool with calling it lazy, maybe you’re not, but either way this is the relaxed approach; the “chill” guide to potty training your rugrat that will help you remain relatively sane during this difficult, pee-soaked time.