Lucy is now 17 months old and is such a different toddler to Cameron. At this age Cameron was much less independent but much more vocal. Lucy is not a talker; although she can certainly comprehend a lot but isn’t yet expressing it. Lulu has made it clear that it’s time for some Montessori inspired toilet learning. She sometimes takes off her pants and nappy, she is interested in the potty and knows what going wee/poo is.
Over a week ago she sat on the potty while I ran the bath and did a wee. Since then she has done so a couple of times each day. We are just taking it easy and encouraging a positive view of toileting.
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Many other bloggers have beautifully discussed respectful toilet learning, so I will link to them rather than discuss it here:
At Home with Montessori has a great post on the Montessori approach to toileting and is Australian.
There is a fantastic series of posts at Three Oaks about toilet learning which is a wealth of information, tips and personal experience. I find how she set up the environment very inspiring.
For more on the Montessori theory side of things, I found this article on ‘Toilet Learning vs Toilet Training’ helpful Daily Montessori as well as the toileting section at Aid to Life.
What tips would you add? Do you have a Montessori inspired toileting set up that you would like to share. Please add any relevant blog posts to the comments and let me know what you think. You may find me at these linkys.
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