When is the right time to potty train your toddler? Some say two. And some say later for boys.
This is not the case for my son who is only one year old. We discovered this by surprise.
One night, he stood still and made funny faces and I immediately knew that he was going to “poo-poo”, like he always does based on his expressions.
I asked him, “Poo-poo?”
My little toddler pointed to the back of the home which he never did before. I couldn’t figure it out and so I thought it meant nothing. After a few attempts of pointing which drew no action on my part, he decided to take action himself.
He wobbled along to the back and he was heading to the direction of a potty. And goodness me, the next thing I knew was he was sitting on the potty already. Of course, with his nappy still on.
Only then did I realize the pointing he made earlier was an instruction for me to bring potty to him because he wanted to “poo-poo.”
My wife and I, surprise aside, were rolling on the floor laughing looking at the act.
Now our son knows how to link poo-poo to a potty. Thanks to his elder sister who sometimes still uses potty for her “business.” After observing what his sister does, he decides to follow suit. This is a stage where toddlers do what they do by imitating adults. Monkey see monkey do.
So what’s the hint? It’s a good sign for us to start potty training on him. I know it’s still too early but we will do it based on his pace. No hurry.