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Hi Everyone. I am Kirsty and my little girl Maisie was 2 last week.
I've had a potty round the flat for about a year and she has used it sporadically. She's at nursery full time and the staff have encouraged her to use the little toilets there for awhile now whilst still wearing nappies.
We have been completely nappy free since saturday (execpt at night times and daytime naps) ! No accidents as yet!!!!
Hi Everyon I'm Erin and my little girl Keavney is 27 mths.
We are going away at the end of July to visit my family in Ireland and my goal is to have Keavney fully trained by then. We went shopping for her big girl pants yesterday and she choose some Peppa Pig ones for herself. I am also a childminder and look after a 21 mth old little boy and will be attempting to potty train him as well although he won't be with me until tuesday so Keavney will have a day of a head start on him.
Fingers crossed it all goes according to plan xx
I am really excited about starting this challenge with my and son Chester who is 20 months (and all of the mummy's and lo's on here) I was going to start monday but we are going to be out some of the day so I am now going to start on tues.
We have got the potty at the ready and I will be going out to buy pants at the weekend!
Sinead is just over two and a half. We have had a potty around for a while, and she is clean now, but she never seemed interested in getting dry. She would resist being sat on it so we left it until she was readier and the weather was warmer for going commando. We started with no nappies, at home and at Nursery, on Tuesday and, so far, have only had "didn't quite make it" damps. Unfortunately we get up early each weekday and get a bus to Nursery, a journey which takes about an hour. I am not yet confident enough to risk no nappy on public transport. We shall see how we go though.
I'm Paula and i'm going to start potty training my little girl Kayleigh (20 Months) in the next few weeks, we might be a bit slower as i'm due to have a c-section on Tuesday which has altered our plans a little.
Kayleigh has sat on the potty and is used to it but never actually wee'd/poo'd in it yet. She's just this week started telling me she needs a poo but by the time we strip her down she's already gone. So once i've recovered we're going to try straight into knickers and see how we go.
Good luck all
hi my names claire.
i have a son whos 4yrs old,starts school full;time this sept|
hoping to start potty training in the summer holidays.
i have tried potty training since last july,but i found out that i was not getting
anywhere.hoping this time e WE WILL MAKE PROGRESS|
Sinead is doing well and I am proud of her. A couple of accidents yesterday but mostly damp cos she didn't get there in time. I don't know if reminding her is the way to go, or to just let her decide when she wants to go? What do you think?
If you think she's not been for a while,remind her.They're not always going to remember in time if they're busy playing.
My two year old has been dry for a few weeks but she still occasionally forgets and it's all too late,so I do remind her if I think she's been a while since she last went.Also at the end of the day when she's tired,I'll often keep an eye then.I'd much rather be praising her for getting there than cleaning up an accident.
If you need to go out there are reusable pull ups and Boots sell training pants that will catch a little accident but they don't have the nappy feel that ordinary pull ups would.As long as you make sure she does a wee before you leave and doesn't have a drink too soon before,an hour's not that long.Until you feel more confident,it being a place you don't really want to whip the potty out,just put on a pair of pull ups or whatever you use at night for the journey,you more than likely find them unused when you get there.If your bus gets held up for any reason and you get held up,at least you don't have that worry.
Well I was going to wait until tues to start but as we have a clear weekend until monday I decided to try yesterday.
Yesterday was a disaster!! we went through 3 pairs of pants and even with out pants I didnt get Chester on the potty in time!
When chester went to bed I had time to relflect on the events and realised that I might had paniced him a bit when I was panicy about getting him to the potty!!
So this morning we started a fresh, at first I explained that he must use his potty when needing a wee or poo. I didnt put any pants on him because I wanted him to get used to using the potty first (this may come back to haunt me a a later date lol). After a while I could see that he needed a poo but didnt really want to sit on his potty so I explained to him that if he say on his potty and did a poo I would give him a sweetie (smartie) so he went and sat on his potty and after several smarties he done a little poo! We praised him, clapped cuddled and showed him what he had done. I then took him and the potty to the toilet and tiped his potty contents in, I let Chester flush the chain and he thought that was great!
A little bit later I could see he needed a wee so I distracted him on to his potty and read him his books. This wasnt as sucsessful as the first time and it took about 45mins of me following him around with the potty and several times reading the books before he done a wee! When he did I praised him and then took him to toilet again to pour away and flush which he loved and then back in the kitchen for a sweetie.
It was then time for nap so I had to put a nappy on him, I hope that when he wakes up he will be just as good, I will see how we go over the next couple of days and then may introduce the pants as he does love them because they have got cars on! he even tried to put them on himself this morning!!
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