Diapers are NOT one size fits all…neither is potty training!
At my daughter’s FIRST birthday party, I was bombarded by the question, “is she potty trained yet?”. To be honest, I hadn’t even thought about it yet. The very next day, I went out and bought all the supplies needed for successful potty training. We were behind and this must get done now! (Or so I was made to believe).
I got online.
I read all the books.
I asked all the questions.
I had a full proof plan! In just 3 days she would be potty trained, and in one week she would be nighttime trained. Right? WRONG! She didn’t even sit on the potty seat for the first 3 days!
I felt like such a failure. People’s well intended advice turned to criticism. And I went out to buy yet another box of diapers!
A year later, my daughter is FINALLY POTTY TRAINED! AND it was not due to any fancy manual I read! Her and I got here on our own journeys, at our own time. See, she’s not any other child and I’m not any other mom. We are an unique duo! What worked for others did not work for us and what worked for us may not work for you. Motherhood is like a fingerprint. We all have one, but they’re all vastly different. You would never try to change your fingerprint to be more like someone else’s.
I realized early on that motherhood is not one size fits all. Although, there are tons of helpful advice out there, I have to be true to myself, and rock it out with works best for me and my mini me!
Written by: Alexis Gillis
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