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Mother of Twins Seeks Potty Training Advice
My girls are nearing the potty training stage. Though I am very excited to put the money I use for diapers each month toward another use, I am very hesitant to begin. They may be the only little ones I have and they are growing up too fast.
I have read several methods on potty training and have yet to decide which might be best for them. Heck, I may end up trying them all. As it stands, if one of my girls come up to me and says "mommy poopy', and when I check her she isn't, I can pretty much bet my life that within the next half-hour, she will be. We have 'practiced' pretend pottying but the girls basically do it just to do it as of now. When it comes down to it, nothing comes out.
I don't like the pressure elders put on us to potty train. I just don't think it's necessary. My husband and I feel like when our children are ready, they will do it. We don't want to unnecessarily stress them out by forcing them to do something before their time.
While I don't want to jump full force into it, I would gladly accept any advice given on steps I could take to LEAD us to official potty training. Our girls are only 2 and I don't feel there's a rush at this point. We just want to take it slow and make it a fun time for everyone. This is a very big milestone, and quite frankly, one I actually dread. Prolonging it would be fine by me, but I know that my husband is ready any day to get this show on the road. I want to do it right the first time.
So for all you parents out there with loads of advice from failures and successes, though each child is different, and what you say may not work for mine, feel free to spill your guts anyway. I am ready and willing. In addition, anyone who knows of a potion to keep my children small forever is welcome to share that as well.