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01/11/2010 at 23:42
This must be the place to get some feedback on the dreaded potty training lol?
We've gone through 6 pairs of pants today and my wooden floor resembled a puddle map....
Despite this we have managed 6 successful 'on the potty' wee wees so I guess we are making progress.
Does anybody else feel that despite all the coaxing and support something will eventually just click with my wee dude when the time is right for him?
02/11/2010 at 08:30
hi eleanor i'm zoe mummy to charlie who is 2.5 and he is now fully dry during the day which is fab cause u save so many pennies lol. sounds like things are going really well in your house with potty training 6 'on the potty wee's' is better than none lol but it sounds like its early days so keep goin and before u know it he'll be telling you when he needs to go. all i did with charlie was picked up on the signs before he needed a wee for eg holding himself/doing a little jig and just said lets try for a wee on the potty, sometimes were successful some werent its all a case of learning together. we also just kept charlie in pants when we were in the house and the potty was kept in the living room where he could see it and before i knew it one day he took himself off and sat on the potty and did a wee, we also used to make a big fuss with lots of clapping and 'well dones' when he wee'd on the potty.
every child is different at the end of the day and all take different lenghts of time to become dry...potty training is a huge step for our little people but they all get there in the end.....keep up the good work hunny and before u know it he'll be in pants all the time
02/11/2010 at 15:33
Thank you Zoe. Feedback from others is a wonderful thing especially as so many people I encounter at the moment are SO keen to impress upon me the fact that their child is fully panted up! I Like you have said and I feel, it will be what it will be and when he's ready he'll crack it
03/11/2010 at 13:57
15/11/2010 at 11:07
My girls were a bit hit and miss for the first couple of days but then it all just clicks, I kept the potty where they could see it easily, got seat protecters for the car seat and buggy, never left the house without at least 3 changes of clothes and bought a folding potty.
I found my girls got confused when they wore pull ups and forgot to use the potty, they wore them to bed for a good few months after they were dry in the day time but called them night knickers. My girls trained young but I had used reusable nappies with them. I still find they have the odd accident if they are ill or too tired and they are now 4 and 3.
It seems hard to start with but don't give up! I had my living room floor covered with towels just in case of misses and lots of little stickers for when they used the potty. The first week is the hardest but you have to stay positive, will all be easier in a few weeks!
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