You think your kid is ready for potty training, so you buys the books, learn the songs, and try to teach them the “right” way. But then something happens. Or rather, nothing happens. Try as you might, your kid just isn’t feeling the whole "pee in a weird chair with a hole in it" thing. And, well, can you blame them? The concept is pretty odd, especially if it's new to you. So what do you do? Do you keep pressing the matter, or do you just kick back and let your kid potty-train themselves? While there's no one "right" answer, there's definitely an answer that's right for you and your toddler.
Personally, I went with the latter. I know some folks might disagree with the choice to allow my kid to wear diapers until he's 4, and, yes, diapers are expensive. In fact, the expense was one of the reasons why I bought him his first potty chair when he was 2, and then a second potty chair when he was 3. But you know what else diapers are? Easy. All the mess is contained in this easy-to-use, easy-to-remove receptacle. Do you know how much harder it is to clean poop off a carpet I don’t, because I kept my kid in diapers.
Plus, I’m a bit of a lazy parent who has no problems being hands-off. I did make a few attempts to potty train the kid early, but my son was just not into it. So, instead, my partner and I waited until our son was old enough to get really interested in the matter by himself. He called the shots and, in a roundabout way, trained himself to use a toilet. So if you’re a mom whose at her wits end trying to make this happen for your child, I have a few tips on how to get your kid to do the heavy lifting: