“Go potty”

Eden’s close if not ready to be potty trained.  I think.
Once, a while back, she told Jon she needed to use the potty and she did. It had been after Lilah had gone to the bathroom.
Then yesterday she used the potty while in the nursery during Lilah’s class. Two of the other girls her age are already potty trained, so I’m guessing she heard they had to go potty and she decided she had to go to.

She’s also tells me she needs to go potty and once on the toilet nothing happens.
Lately she’s had a diaper rash because I don’t notice her poopy diapers soon enough.(It’s hard when they’re in the bedroom or roaming around and not near me.) I’ve had to put diaper rash cream on her and it seems she always has the urge to go potty after I change her diaper and put cream on her.
I don’t let her because then she’d get cream on the toilet seat, not that I mind since it’s the child seat in the girls bathroom, but then I’d have to clean her up and get her diaper back on.
It just doesn’t jive with me.

I had a really bad experience potty training Lilah. Besides becoming a willful 2 year old, our lives were also troubled by her going to the bathroom 2 minutes after I asked if she needed to go, and it seems that she peed on our living room rug a lot. She also always had to go once put in time out. Even now Lilah tries to use that excuse but we know she can hold it.

I think Eden only partially is really clued into when she has to go to the bathroom.  It’s a bit of a hit and miss.  Also she’s not waking up with dry diapers consistently from nap or bed time.

I really am dreading potty training. It seemed to go on for months with  Lilah, which it did, and I would get so mad when I felt she could control herself but didn’t, or if she waited too long and would have an accident.
I have my fathers patience sometimes. When having to clean pee up all the time, my patience grows thin.

So Eden’s getting close to being out of diapers, which will save us about $35-45 a month.
I try not to compare that two other girls her age are out of diapers, in which I was shocked that they were even being trained before 2 1/2, but they were both highly interested in going to the bathroom.
Eden’s just kinda interested.

Lilah only had two poop incidents when being potty trained, which I am thankful for.
I fear that Eden is less in tune with when she needs to go poop and she’s harder to read.
With Lilah I could notice when she had to go, or was going, and she even was on a pretty good schedule, which when you’re potty training you really start paying attention to when they usually need to go.
With Eden I never know when she’s pooping. I get no visual face cues and she only squats sometimes, but usually because she’s already squatting.

I think I mostly worry about my temper and possibly distancing myself from Eden.
Potty training is so stressful.
I don’t know where to begin with Eden, or when, even though I’ve trained one child. It didn’t work out the best during the training and I know each girl will be different than other.

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