I was pretty surprised, because it seems kinda early to me (but DS is my first, so I'm not exactly an expert )
I always figured he'd wean himself before he'd learn to use the potty.
What's your experience been? Anyone still nursing a potty-trained child?
Some people don't weant until a child is four or five. It would be hard to hold off toilet learning until then
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she'll be 6 in 2 weeks, and I'm pretty sure she's weaned (but I've been saying that since about 4.5!). But momma still falls asleep in the big girl bed most nights! Maybe I need to wean out of the girls' room and back into the big bed!
on the other hand, she JUST stopped wetting at night, so maybe she DID wean first!
At 24 months, we're not even close to either of these yet. A few months back, DS was showing interest in the potty but it was a passing fancy. He is also still hopelessly devoted to my boobs and will wean when he's ready.
I do imagine that the potty will come first... he now in the "wanna do what you do" phase in a big way. Of course, he's not nearly ready to give up nursing so yes, I do imagine the potty will come first.
Or then again...
Even though it's hard sometimes to have him still nursing so much, I believe it helped him potty train as quickly as he did (and I'm very happy not to be doing all that extra laundry anymore!).
Now I'm hoping that continuing nursing through the 2 year-old tantrum phase will help us get through that too!
Monpetitfils, my son has gone without asking to nurse for up to 7 days on many occasions. But he's still not weaned.
I was going to put in a sidebar there *unless he changes his mind* regarding the weaning... we'll see. I am quite torn. He has been slowing weaning since about 14 months, coinciding with is walking. I also took a role by doing that don't ask, don't offer thing. To be quite honest, I am ready for him to wean fully. Does that make me a bad mom? I feel a little guilty about it.
Anyhow, sorry to hijack this thread, I guess my guilt is just seething over. : :
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