I've been trying to potty train my toddler, and she absolutely refuses to have anything to do with it. One interesting thing we learned while potty training my son a few years ago was that he seemed to respond better to being trained by his father rather than by me. Perhaps it was because he could identify with, and emulate his dad easier. No such luck so far with my daughter, who knows well what the potty is, what it's for, and that she will "not go potty!" Every child is different with potty training, and I envy parents whose children were potty trained early, or who took to it right away. It got me to thinking about the difficulties of potty training a child whose body is different than your own.
How can you demonstrate using the potty to a toddler when you have an ostomy? Will it take a child longer to train because they go to the bathroom differently than their primary caregiver? If you have an ostomy and you've potty trained a child, please share your story here. For parents who are in the midst of potty training, every little bit of advice helps!