E and I hit up our local Wally-world and made a super big deal purchase --- a potty --- The Comfy Cushy 3-in-1 potty!!! Okay so I know what you are thinking. A potty at 10.5 months?!? Yes, a potty at 10.5 months. So, E gives us some fairly obvious warning signs when a stink is in the works. My thought is we can make it to the potty in time and Lee and I can positively reinforce going stink in the potty - and avoid a stinky dia-pi change. We have yet to give it a whirl so we will see what happens.
I have very low expectations at 10.5 months so please don't get me wrong but it can't hurt to start early. I am still thinking about how to reward or treat E for using the potty. She is too small for M&Ms and she would have no concept of 10 stars equals a trip to Dunkin Donuts for a donut hole... I have a lot of time to figure it out. But my biggest question is, once a toddler is potty trained how do you take away the reward?