So….I’m interested in starting toilet training for our 20-month old.
I have been reading “Montessori From the Start” throughout Chunky Monkey’s first 2 years,
and embraced most of the ideas. Unfortunately, I became a floor bed drop-out though, and I’m nervous that early toilet training could end up being another “floor bed idea” (as my husband says).
I just started getting a gut sense that our little man was ready to use the potty recently. Well, maybe this influenced me a bit (ha!):
So I started doing some research. Montessori theories often recommend toilet training around 15-18 months of age, instead of the typical Western age of 2-3 years old. What is a mom to do? I think I am going to follow my instincts and at least give it a try. I bought him some big boy underwear and plan to go with a method that blends ideas from “Montessori from the Start” and ideas about non-coercive potty training from Godiaperfree.com.
Those of you who have done it before, I would LOVE your input. Otherwise, I’ll let you know how it goes soon enough.:-)