Being a young parent means a lot of social niceties go out the window, I find myself often talking about poop.
I choose my battles. Esther wearing her Belle costume for the family photo shoot is not one of them, but pee pee accidents and potty training regression gets addressed immediately!
I realized Esther was ready for the next step when she started negotiating more treats for every trip to the potty. When Esther started to ask for cookies on top of her chocolate treats – I knew she was ready. Going potty is not a negotiation and I am not encouraging my toddler to become an extortionist.