The past few weeks, Will has been increasingly aware of and interested in his ability to "toot." He proudly announces, "Will toot!" And gives a big grin.
Lately, though, he has been telling us that he has to toot before it comes out. Also, he has been telling us "toot" and grabbing his diaper before pooping, or even telling us that he has a "poo poo" diaper.
To be honest, potty training hadn't even crossed my mind at this point. I know boys usually are not as quick with the process as girls and I also know that some children will regress when a sibling arrives. I wasn't planning on even attempting to start with it until closer to, or even after, his second birthday.
However, the little bit of reading I have done into it says that if kids start with training cues (announcing and acting aware of bodily functions) or show an interest in learning, you should capitalize on it. Sunday night, he announced his intentions in the bathtub and we got him out to sit on our toilet, where he promptly followed through. M and I were shocked.
So yesterday, Will and I took a trip to Walmart and got him his own potty. We came home, set the potty up, and I asked him if he wanted to go potty. He nodded, so we put him on it, and to my shock, he actually went! I was so excited and proud of him, and he was just as proud. We both examined his "deposit" with great delight and called Daddy at work to tell him.
Now, I know this is just a tiny step on the very long road to potty trained status. But it's a good start!