The idea of doing some early potty training with Little Deer hadn’t really occurred to me until a few months ago. We had just moved to our new house in Monterey, and the long car ride coupled with a reaction to something in my diet left her with a really bad diaper rash. Nothing seemed to be working, so I eventually let her spend each morning without a diaper in hopes the rash would soon clear up (the Bare Bottom Bandit we called her!). As we worked to get rid of her diaper rash, I started to notice a pattern. After she woke up, we’d nurse, I’d take off her diaper, then let her crawl around the kitchen naked while I prepared breakfast. Like clockwork, within about two minutes of being set down on the kitchen floor, she would pee. Everywhere.