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15/05/2014 at 16:54
Sorry I've not been around for a few weeks. We've moved house and I get no internet signal at home so only get online when I go for a walk to the park!
Hoping soneone has experience or advice.
w is 2 yrs 5 month. Just before we moved she started taking a bit of an interest in potty so I let her sit on it morning and evening but didn't want to go full steam ahead with potty training as we were moving house. Since moving her baby sister is now crawling and therefore grabbing all the toys on the floor etc. As expected W doesn't like her sister having the toys and always wants whatever her sister decides to pick up. She also won't sit on a potty anymore , and wants to keep her nappy on. she was only very early stages of potty training as didn't have much awareness of doing poos or wees but just liked to sit on it. But now she won't sit on it at all and I don't want to force her or make an issue of it.
I've tried saying about how big girls don't wear nappies only babies do, but she doesn't seem to care about being a big girl, she seems to rather be the same as her sister which therefore also means have a Nappy. She sees her little sister getting her nappy changed and wants to be treat the same.
Do I just have to wait and hope in the next few months she starts to want to be more grown up than her sister? Any help or suggestions on what I can do to encourage her.
ill try to get back to this as soon as I can but it might not be until I next go out tomorrow afternoon!!
16/05/2014 at 06:56
Ages ago, Lucy would sit on the potty (fully dressed! naked etc) - never did anything but then we went through a stage of her refusing to sit on it at all - i was convinced she wouldnt potty train till she was 7 or something :-) Its a phase, it will pass. Wait till she is ready and potty training will be so quick & easy!
16/05/2014 at 07:41
I'd wait. Both of mine hated the potty until they were ready. For Aaron that was 3y2m and phoebe was 2y5m and it just clicked and there was no training as such x
16/05/2014 at 11:06
Thanks ladies. I've always been of the opinion of just waiting until she was ready but had started getting a little worried that she was going backwards. It doesn't help that once they pass the age of 2 everyone constantly asks if you are potty training and older people especially drive me mad with the ages they insist their children were trained by!
16/05/2014 at 11:10
Just wait. And don't forget that some of the early potty trainers manage to forget what they've learnt later on anyway (my friend's little boy did this at about 3 having been trained at 2 and a half). You can't force an unwilling child.
I just kept telling my daughter - every now and again - that we'd be doing it 'soon' and that she'd be a 'big girl' like some of the other trained children at nursery. So it was something that was coming but we knew she wasn't ready for it yet.
I didn't really bother having the potty out much before hand either. We had one failed attempt (she held on all morning and refused to go in the potty and asked for a nappy so I gave up) and tried again about 3 months later when it was successful.
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