7 Things I Wish I Had Known About Potty Training
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One week before my firstborn started preschool and would be required to be potty trained, I found myself begging her to just go right ahead and pee in her pull-up instead of having to drag her into the questionable gas station bathroom in the middle of Massachusetts. Ever the rule follower, she insisted on trying to use the potty. I think we may have stopped every forty minutes the entire drive back to Maryland.
With all of my children thus far, potty training has been the most difficult of all the milestones. Eventually they get it, but for whatever reason, this skill is not easily gained. But before you lose your mind in frustration (believe me, I've been there!), here are seven things I wish I had known about potty training that might help you keep it together.