I just read in a magazine that the average age that girls start using the potty is 35 months, and for boys it's 39 months. So why is it that as soon as a kid turns 2, everyone starts asking if you're potty training yet?
Christina is not potty trained, and as far as I can tell, it will be a while before she is. She couldn't care less whether her diaper is full or not. And, honestly, I think it's easier dealing with diapers than potties. Once she IS potty trained, I have to worry about always knowing where the nearest bathroom is when we're out and about. Because when a kid's gotta go, they've GOTTA GO! They have no concept of "holding it." I'll deal with that challenge when it comes, but I'm not rushing to get there!
Hopefully by keeping the pressure off, it will be a quick and painless transition when Christina decides to start using the potty. I know some parents who think that if I don't encourage her, she'll never learn. But I don't recall ever hearing about a high schooler still wearing diapers because their parents never taught them to use the potty!
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