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21/07/2013 at 12:37
Found my copy of this during a tidy up and we don't need it anymore - happy to send it on if postage is covered, which should be £1.40 second class. Any takers?
21/07/2013 at 13:22
Ooh, me please. Hoping I won't need it until next year but best to be prepared!
Are you in the fb group?
21/07/2013 at 13:30
I'm in the main FB group BG, initials are SM. PM me through there and I'll get it in the post this week.
21/07/2013 at 18:57
Damn, beat me to it. Can I have it first BG and then I promise to post it on to you when we've cracked it? I have a very head strong 2.5 year old and not the first bloody idea where to start. I have been saying today I need to read to give me the confidence this summer x
21/07/2013 at 20:24
Do they recommend an age to start potty training in the book? My youngest has just gone 2, is this too young?
21/07/2013 at 20:30
Yoyo, it says that most children are ready between 18 and 24 months, but I would be hugely sceptical about that, especially for boys. 2 isn't too young but I'd say it's at the lower end of the scale.
Hollywood, BG has sent payment for postage already but I won't be posting until Wednesday so if you can arrange something between you, let me know!
21/07/2013 at 20:44
Yoyo, J is 25 months, and is potty training - his own decision. He is now dry in the day, after 2 weeks training.
21/07/2013 at 20:52
Thanks! I might get the potty out and see how he goes, if not going anywhere I can always put it away again. My eldest was over 3 but went straight to the toilet
21/07/2013 at 20:59
C was over 3 too. Having the potty out won't hurt. That's what I did with J.
21/07/2013 at 22:27
Am crashing this thread
Yoyo- Haven't read the book but my middle child has pretty much been potty trained in a week (week just gone). He is 6 weeks short of being 3. He just wasn't ready before and we had accident after accident. He never really liked using the potty and so went straight to using the toilet. I spent about 2 days in with him and then went out and about without putting a nappy on and no accidents. I would also say in the last 7 nights he has been dry for 6 of them, he still has a drink going to bed. Am very proud of him.
22/07/2013 at 07:57
I have no idea how, but apparently I was potty trained (during the day at least) by the time I was 16 months - it was a hot Summer and my mum just put potties all over the house and garden and let me run around naked. Presumably I had a couple of accidents and didn't like the feeling without a nappy so it was apparently very easy - within a week.
I'm definitely not saying that's typical, but it makes me think some children are ready earlier than others (and based on family members, I'd agree with Margot about boys taking a lot longer to be ready!) and if it's done in a low-pressure scenario then there's no harm in introducing the thought / concept of a potty even if they don't use it. My friend's little girl also potty trained well before she turned 2 - similar thing, potties around if she wanted them but no issue made of it.
22/07/2013 at 08:05
OK, thanks Margot.
Jemima actively resists it. Do you need the toilet? No. Do you want to sit on the potty? No. She's had one wee on a potty, with my husband, at bath time with water running but has never, ever done it for me despite numerous attempts. She doesn't seem to like it, although we have just moved into a new house and my husband's been talking to her about getting a new potty (the other potty was at my mum's where we were living) and she's asked for a pink one.
22/07/2013 at 19:16
Sorry HW, I've only just seen this. You're welcome to have it for the summer before me as even if Alex did show any interest I'm unlikely to do anything before October/November ideally. How about I ask Margot to send it on to you rather than me then when you're done with it pass it on to me?
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