My oldest who has an articulation issue was potty trained right before she turned three years old. I am trying to go through the process with my youngest, who turned two in August. I know she is ready—in fact, she was ready earlier than I was! I should have jumped on it when she was showing interest at fourteen months! Khalen is in Early Intervention’s speech program, and when I mentioned that I was trying to toilet train her the therapist told me that I shouldn’t worry about that, that because of her not talking potty training would probably be delayed. Didn’t I have that problem with her big sister, she asked?
Well, no. Not unless before three is considered delayed. Baring that in mind, I began to wonder if anyone else out there whose child was slow to speaking had issues potty training. If so, was there anything you were able to do to counteract it?
As for us, I really want this to work for us. My oldest liked rewards. She really enjoyed getting candy each time she was successful using the potty, and while my youngest certainly enjoys candy she doesn’t seem motivated enough by it. Our next step, I think, will be to get her very own portable kid potty chair. Hopefully she will find it exciting and look forward to using it. *Fingers crossed*