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Laura Booz: I tried to potty train my daughter way too early. I was just over the diaper thing. So, I got out the potty seat. I opened a brand-new pack of Minnie Mouse pull-ups, and I explained what was going to be happening over the next three days. And she just looked at me with her big brown eyes, like, “What exactly are you trying to communicate?” I could tell right away that she was not ready.
Six months later, I tried again, and what a difference! Within twenty-four hours she looked at me with those same brown eyes, and with all the confidence in the world said, “Mom, I’m potty trained.” And she was.
I saw a similar trend when she would not pump on the swing. She needed me to push her. So, I did, but I sure was impatient for her to try pumping on her …
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