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I'm beginning to think that Katie might be ready for potty training. She asks for diaper changes almost as soon as she pees and immediately after she "boop boops" her word for poo poo. I'm just struggling with two things. The first is how I'm going to go about training her. The second is how I'm going to go about training her without revealing her lady parts to her older brother.
I'm somewhat leaning towards the three day method in which we spend three entire days hence the name in the bathroom doing nothing but playing and going potty. However, after the three days are up, the child is supposed to go bare bottomed around the house for
We've been very modest with relations between Alex and Katie due to the difference in their ages. Alex is seven and a half years older than Katie. He's getting curious about things and we thought it would be improper for him to learn about lady parts from his baby sister. His schoolyard friends would be a much better source, in my opinion. Likewise, we've allowed Alex to retain his privacy, changing behind closed doors, showering on his own, and so forth.
Now, I can't say that things haven't been seen, but it has been rare. Like the time when Nana didn't realize our feelings on the matter and took Alex along to change a diaper. Or, when Katie decided to run bare through the living room after a bath. But, it hasn't been all in-your-face oooh-I'm-nakey for days on end in my house.
I have purchased many long tunics and flowy, cotton dresses that I'm hoping will help protect Kate's modesty. And, really, Alex is only home and awake for six hours a day anyway. Except weekends. Maybe we'll get to the underwear part really really soon. Or, maybe Alex will get an education in Family Life. Either way, it will be a learning experience. times two.
So, my thought process is that if we start Katie now that she is exhibiting signs that she is ready, but before she hits the rebellious stages of the late twos, then she'll get it. Besides, she's a cloth-diapered girl. They aren't supposed to take as long, right?