Yes, I'm talking about potty training.
There is an overwhelming amount of advice in the forms of books, articles, blog posts, and the sage advice of the people you meet on the street or in the store as you purchase training pants or well-meaning friends and family. There are theories, techniques, studies, and opinions. Helpfully, they all contradict each other.
And the potties, Good Lord, the potties! They range from a simple piece of molded plastic to having lids, deodorizers, and a spot for putting a box of super special toilet paper/flushable wipes made just for the whole potty training experience.
Fortunately, Joann's sells PUL so I just need to make a trip over there and buy a half yard of it or so and get busy with the sewing machine. I may make a couple of PUL pants that would entirely cover the training pants, too, to use until she starts to get the hang of things because I'm thinking that the PUL panel is not going to be sufficient in the event of a big accident.
I'm not sure when we're going to start on this little experiment. We already have both a potty and seat that sits on the toilet that she can use and she likes to sit on both of these and has even peed while sitting on them a couple of times. So, I suppose you could say we've already started, in a way, with a very gradual approach. But, I think we need to start ramping up and we'll probably do that sometime soon. Wish us luck!