We totally did early potty training...but it backfired on us....at year one...we thought we were lucky....nope...lil boo bailed out on us....at year two...definately time and we thought hip hip hooray....again nope backfired....we are at three now...thought again we had a winner....nope...ultimate fail whale....we are not alone though, everyone in his class (boys) are doing the exact same thing....not using the potty...we are at wits end...tried it all...I'll have a rant post about it soon enough...tired of diapers!! This rant has gone on too long...sorry....btw didn't even know you were pregnant...sheesh....congrats!!!~daddy b
Ali~ Just a little bit of encouragement for you... (sorry I've got no advice since I am kid-less!)... anyways... my mother brags that this can be done. I was fully potty trained by 18 months.
I commend you on giving this a shot if you decided to. The family I nanny'd for potty trained all of their children (5 under 5) around 18mts. Four of the five were boys. I did try with Ella at about 16mts, not very dedicated on my part I guess. It takes a lot of work at that age from everything I read. Sitting on the potty every 20minutes until you could read their clues. I still can't read Ella's clues. It got to be too much for me with baby Jake too, and that she played in the potty and made a mess etc. I had no patience. I know that it can be done and I really really hope it works for you and then you can come train Jake. :)
We started with DD at 5 months, stopped at 7 months, started back up again at 12 months and now at 14 months DD is like 99% potty trained.It is much easier to potty trainer younger then it is an older child