Scared. Ready. Excited. Anxious. All feelings describing the thought of potty training. I think every parent dreams of that day when they won’t have to change diapers and we are in the beginning stages. Ian and I both decided we weren’t going to push anything on Cove, but since there were some signs that Cove was ready, we thought we’d give it a go. It’s still really early for us, considering he isn’t even two yet, but I heard that there was a gap around 18-20 months where some kids are ready, so we thought we’d give it a try.

It was important for me to not put pressure on Ian or myself and cause us to get upset or get impatient, so we’ve just started talking about the subject and bringing it up with Cove. We’ll talk about it whenever we have to go and read a potty training book with him frequently. We also received the Bumbo Step ‘n Potty which you can get on Amazon. It’s so nice that you have the option to use the potty as a standalone, use the toilet trainer on your existing seat, and the step stool in conjunction with it or at the sink. Cove already uses the step stool to wash his hands and brush his teeth, and we pull off the soft seat and put it on the big toilet.

TheThe Bumbo Step ‘n Potty has been so helpful and easy to move from bathroom to bathroom around the house. As you can see from the pictures above, he knows exactly where it goes and how to sit on it. Now the hard part… getting him to actually go and let us know that he needs too. I’m hoping that he will continue to show signs he’s ready and that we’ll keep moving in the right direction.

We’re big fans of Bumbo and their products. They have the famous Bumbo Floor Seats to help your baby sit up when playing, at picnics or for snacking as long as it’s always used on the floor with the safety harness. You can get their products on Amazon, and use the code BCARES20 to get 20% off your purchase through 8/31.

So since we are in the early stages, I would love to hear what worked for you and any tips and tricks you have. Especially with boys!

*This post was sponsored by Bumbo, but all opinions are my own. 

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