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14/01/2013 at 08:50
C is doing so very well, only once accident on Thursday when we started, am so proud of him. I am making so much more of a big deal of it than him!!! I have a few questions about once they have the jist of it.
Over the weekend, we have only ventured down to the local shop, but obviously we need to get out and about. How do we do this with minimal accidents. I have the absorbent pads to put on the car seat just in case. I ask him before we leave the house if he needs to go. But when we are out and he says he needs to go, how do you get them to hold it until you find a toilet?
He won't go on a big toilet, only a potty at the moment, so how do we get around this when out?? Do we literally have to take a potty around with us everywhere? How do you encourage them to try the big toilet? I'm getting a kids padded toilet seat so the hole isn't so daunting for him. But he is really all for the the potty at the mo.
i know it's early days for him but these are all just bits that are on my mind.
14/01/2013 at 08:59
Ask Nina if you can borrow her potette. It's what we used for Louie when out and about at first, but be warned there will be accidents so make sure you have a few changes of clothes with you at all times. (Lou poo'd in the changing rooms of Matalan despite already having a wee in their loo, and also in the queue at Asda - both in the same weekend)
I've got H to put the toilet seat in a bag in our porch so just collect when you are passing sweets x
14/01/2013 at 10:39
How do I encourage him to use the actual toilet??
14/01/2013 at 10:41
I dunno tbh, we just plonked Louie on it. He much preferred the toilet to the padded seat thing. He did a lot of training at nursery though so tbf a lot was out of my hands and they have teeny toilets there so not as scary.
14/01/2013 at 10:45
I need to tell nursery that we have started when he goes tomorrow. It's early days but I don't fancy walking round bluewater with a potty full of pee lol xxx
14/01/2013 at 10:53
Text Nina and ask about the pottete. It's one of these www.mothercare.com/.../957870,default,pd.html
14/01/2013 at 11:01
Thanks chick xxx
14/01/2013 at 11:05
I didn't take anything when we were out and about. I would make him go before we went out and when he needed it when we were out he held on until we could find some toilets or if we weren't near any I would just take him behind a bush or something.
I would take a change of clothes with me for the first couple of weeks but never needed them.
14/01/2013 at 11:08
How quickly could he hold it in for SW? I've not really tested C's ability to but at the mo he seems to be telling me he needs to go and there and then he is on the potty.
14/01/2013 at 11:18
It would depend how much he had had to drink during the course of the day. If it was a normal amount then I remember he held from when we were at the check out in Asda until we paid, loaded the shopping into the car and drove the few minutes home.
With regards to getting him to go on the toilet I got J a padded toilet seat which was great because he was scared of falling down the toilet but then after a few weeks he wanted to stand like H so he just went from there. My nephew who is 4 still doesn't stand up for a wee, he still sits on the toilet.
14/01/2013 at 11:21
Wow SW J has a really good bladder being able to hold it like that. Mind you I'd have been to scared to test him so whenever he said he needed a wee, I literally dropped everything and ran to the nearest loo / bush! I'd be scared he'd do a big puddle in the queue.
14/01/2013 at 11:27
Ha ha I'm sure he could of held on a little bit, I can just imagine you leaving all your shopping to rush to the toilet. Mind you, he is great during the day but still in pull ups at night, he has been dry during the day for 20 months but his pull up is still wet on a morning.
14/01/2013 at 11:29
I have, many a time! The time he said he needed a poo we were in the queue at Asda, I ran with trolley to customer services, said I'd be back then ran like a crazy woman to the cafe toilets. I was too late that time and needed to change him. I explained to the bemused CS assistant when I got back.
Lou has been dry at night as long as he has during the day. Both just clicked for him.
14/01/2013 at 11:35
I did the same as SW, tbf I was really surprised how much bladder control T had! At times we were in traffic on the dartford bridge and he waited until we got to home at least 5-10 minutes. We was lucky with him and getting clean thou, he practically done it all himself, I don't expect the same for J thou..
14/01/2013 at 11:45
Maybe I need to give him more of a chance rather than just assuming he won't hold it!
14/01/2013 at 12:08
I'd just say, wherever you go, make a mental note of where the toilets are and before you move further away from them ask again if he needs to go. I always sat him on the loo after every drink too even if he said he didn't need to go
14/01/2013 at 16:24
Well we made it out, and managed a wee in the Wetherspoons but C insisted in the potty, and also in a corner of primark, again in the potty. So no accidents but still a bit of a nause!!
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