We got DD a little potty around Christmas time, and in the last week or so she got really, really interested in it. She didn't actually *do* anything on it, but every time we went in to the bathroom for a diaper change, she wanted to sit on her potty with a naked bottom and practice wiping, and then she threw a fit when I went to put on a new diaper. Now, the PTing book I've decided to follow ("oh crap. potty training") advises PTing between 20-30 months and to pay attention to when you think LO is ready and then go for it not in a casual manner but very directly so it goes faster. Since she's been showing signs, I don't want to miss the ideal window of opportunity for PTing her when it might be a lot easier than if we try later down the road. She also hasn't really gotten into the terrible 2s yet, so she's not being defiant, which could make things a lot easier. Plus right now I only have her to take care of and not a newborn, too
However, LO is due in about 4 weeks, I am totally exhausted, and DH is not going to be around much over the next 6 weeks because of a volunteer firefighting course he has to take. All in all, awful timing to start a serious PTing regimen. I had hoped to hold off until April, when DD will be 2 and we'll hopefully be settled into a routine with LO.
What do you think? Those who have gone through PTing an older child before - would you do it now while she's showing signs and I can concentrate on her alone but when I won't have much help from DH and am really tired, or would you wait a couple of months and hope that it goes well then, too??