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27/05/2013 at 10:28
Isaac is 16 months, when he poo's he tugs at his nappy, so obviously he is uncomfortable. So I say that he's done a poo (iv always done this from day 1 at nappy changes ie you'be done a wee wee/you have done a poo etc
anyway so he will say pooooooo now occasionally whilst tugging at his nappy
is it even worth getting the potty out and just having it in the toilet so he can have a play with it and sit on it if I'm in the toilet?
L was 18 months when he started being aware and we had a potty in the toilet that he'd occasionally sit on before a bath, if he did anything on it we cheered, if he didnt we didn't say anything, then at 20 months he was dry during the day as the cm was training 2 3 year olds and L copied iyswim.
so whilst I know that there's not a hope in hell Isaac is ready to use a potty, will it be more hassle than its worth getting the potty out and just having it in the toilet???
27/05/2013 at 10:37
J is 23 months and we got the potty out a few months ago cos he was doing the same. He will occasionally sit on it at bath time but more often than not pees on the floor then proudly shouts 'pee pee floor'. He tells me when he's done a poo and asks for his nappy changed but I think we're a while away from potty training. No harm in having the potty out though. J prefers sitting on the toilet with his little seat on it
27/05/2013 at 10:46
I actually wouldn't do anything till he's ready, basically with L William had just died and L chose that time to start wanting to use the potty I remember posting on Pp about 'can I just ignore' and was told to follow his lead which was just stress we didnt need at the time lol. I think if its out then he can have a play etc and then if he wants to sit on it he can (nappy on iyswim)
27/05/2013 at 11:02
J has had his potty since before he was 1 .He'd play with it, sit on it to read/watch Mickey Mouse etc. He has done a couple of wees, and poos on it, but has reached that self conscious stage, so goes in his nappy, then tells us he has done a wee/poo. Some people say it causes confusion, but neither of my boys have been confused about what their potty is for.
I'm of the opinion, that it won't hurt to have it around, especially when they are showing an interest in it.
28/05/2013 at 13:58
We have had a potty for J for about a year and although he wouldn't sit on it without a nappy, he regularly would with a nappy on until about a month ago when he saw Nixxys S using a potty and he started asking too. I think it helped as he knew what it was, where it was and how to use it and potty training has gone very smoothly!
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