But potty training is for big kids, isn't it?
It's understandable why you may think so.
Over the past 60 years, things have changed quite a bit in the potty training world. Take a look at this graph and let it sink in a bit. As a society, we are waiting longer and longer to potty train our children. This could be for a variety of different reasons, whether it be our busy schedules, the convenience of diapers, or the fear of pressuring our children.
In 1962, just years after disposables were invented, Dr. Brazelton (chairman of Pampers) wrote an article urging parents to wait till their kids displayed signs of readiness before potty training. Since then, diaper sales have soared and parents have become wary of going against his recommendations. Some speculate about the conflict of interest surrounding the doctor's push for Pampers and his affiliation with the company.
The fact remains, children of generations past have proven that they are capable of potty training at a year old. That capability has not changed over the course of a few decades. Our children will amaze us if we give them the chance.
All hands on deck!
Now that you've decided to take the plunge, how do you actually start? There are dozens of methods out there, some with conflicting advice.
Let me show you a simple plan that will give your child the building blocks to independence. I'm here to encourage you that your child IS ready and capable of learning this important skill. All they need is you, the parent, to be their steadfast guide through the process. I will empower you with the knowledge to ditch the diapers for good.