13/01/2014 at 08:41
Lucy will exactly 2&half tomorrow. We have lots of protests about nappy changes recently but when we have suggested she could sit on the loo/potty like a big girl, that has also been met with protests.
However she annoucned last night nappies are for babies, she doesn't want to wear nappies anymore. Only pants. Like Mummy. (Even got some out of my drawer and tried to put them on). So i am off shopping (for nursing bras!) anyway today, so will get her some pants.
But how do we actually persuade her to sit on the loo and do something? For the past three evenings as part of bedtime routine we have tried to pop her on the loo - her bum literally touches the seat and she says "all done" and climbs down .......... (we have a thingy that makes it smaller for her) .......... of those three evenings, Hubby did the bedtime on the middle day and couldn't get her onto the loo at all.
I am keen to give it a good bash this week - as H is still off work ........ he goes back to work next monday and gawd help me - how do you co-ordinate taking toddler to the loo / breastfeeding a newborn??
Why aren't i more prepared?
13/01/2014 at 08:50
Ha, I don't think anyone is ever prepared for potty training.
Can you try reading stories while she sits on potty? Reward with stickers if she does anything on potty (although will be harder to know for sure if you use toilet rather than potty)
Once you put pants on her, shell soon realise it's not nice being wet if she's not going when you put her on the toilet.
Alternatively, would she wear pull ups? Or put pants on over nappy? To buy you a bit more time, I wouldn't fancy tackling it with a newborn
13/01/2014 at 08:54
She wear cloth nappies - so should (!) know when she is wet - but she wont tell us - although i suppose that might be because, if she admits she is wet, we will change the nappy!?!
Reading stories is a good idea!
13/01/2014 at 10:00
We got my stepson a story called pirate Pete or something like that (I'm sure there is a girls version too) which had a sound button and came with stickers and a chart. Every time he sat on the loo he had the story and got a sticker for 'trying'! He was happy to sit there for a couple of minutes with the book and reward afterwards.
13/01/2014 at 10:04
We prepared by having a potty around, and having J sit on the toilet, months before he was ready to train.
if he sat on, and didn't do anything, no big deal. If he did, we made a big fuss. We didn't do rewards (i don't believe in them tbh), and he was dry, day and night within a week, at 25 months old.
We didn't use pull ups, as I felt that could just confuse him, so it was straight into pants. He took the lead with it. I didn't try and force him to go, I waited until he asked.
13/01/2014 at 11:03
We had the potty around the house. First attempt - because she was keen - stopped very quickly because she refused to try the potty and asked for a nappy instead!
Second attempt was much more successful. As much as possible keep her in the house with just pants on, or even just bare, and keep the potty in the same room. I just reminded her it was there and asked her every hour if she needed it. My daughter has a bladder of steel so part of our problem was trying to catch the moment. We had a day and half without any success (but this was only about 3 accidents thanks to the steel bladder) and then I told her she could have a chocolate button if she managed it. Which she did so quickly that I didn't think she'd done anything.
No advice about co-ordinating with the newborn except for the keeping her with as few clothes as possible so that she can get on the potty on her own. My friend's little girl did a similar thing - had been completely uninterested in potty training before but when the newborn came along suddenly no longer wanted to be the baby herself.
13/01/2014 at 12:55
Best thing for us was to have no nappy on for a while during the day and an accessable potty at all times, she quite often liked to sit on it in the end to watch TV even in her PJ's! Also, we have a big bag of treats and for every potty usage she got to pick something from the bag (books, sweets all sorts of things in there) which she loved! and remember - praise the good, ignore the bad.......and this comes from a mum who's daughter poo'd behind her brand new and very expensive curtains!
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