How Not To Become A Cripple:
strategies for hefting 25-35 lbs of squirming toddler on & off the crapper
Yeah, would someone who writes these books please include a little snippet of proper back care? I mean who gives a crap (yeah, haha...) if your kid is out of diapers if YOU are now in traction?! Who planned this anyway? What, most toilets are around shin-height? Most toddlers are mid-thigh height? You have to bend over just enough that you don't think to use your knees, THEN you have to swing this dead weight of a squirming kid and plop it onto the seat with precision or your extracting the thing from the bowels of the damn flusher. Do I have to say, ewww?
And don't start with the "my kid climbs a stool" or "my kid uses the (disgusting I might add) training potty" because those things do not help you when you are having to find bathrooms all over hell and back in between carpool runs and grocery store trips. EVERYONE has to lift their kid onto the toilet at some point and will have to repeatedly.
So yes. My 2 year old is now potty trained. We had no issues. She didn't cry. She didn't make gross messes all over the place. Nothing terribly disgusting occurred. But I haven't been able to run since November. In runner's years that's like a day away from losing your sanity.