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28/05/2013 at 18:36
How did you potty train your LOs? Did you wait for them to be ready? If yes, what were the signs? Did you buy anything especially for it (apart from a potty)? I've seen toilet training pants, are they worth it? What about those kiddy size toilet seats that attach to the toilet?
Sorry for all the questions but I'm clueless on this!
28/05/2013 at 18:44
With G we bought a toilet seat and a potty. We had the potty around from when she was 2 and from time to time i would sit her on it. She didnt get it at all and she just put her toys in it(!) so clearly wasnt ready. Then one day randomly i was on the phone and she came out to me, naked from the waist down saying she had done a wee. I assumed the carpet had been watered but she had got the potty out and used it!! So that was that - training done and she has only ever had 2 or 3 accidents.
Buy knickers so you are ready. Dont get training pants as they need to feel wet if they have an accident?
My best buy was a potette for when out and about x
28/05/2013 at 19:27
We bought a potty, a toilet seat, some pants, and stuff to clean carpets and upholstery! I just went for it one day (he was about 2y7m) - we'd been reading him a potty book so he knew a bit about what happens, and we'd talked about the different pants that were in the book, and the different potties, and also how you get a star like in the book (chocolate stars in C's case), and he went straight on the toilet from day one so it's a good job we'd only bought a cheap potty as it was never used. The chocolate stars weren't really needed after day one either, and he only had a handful of accidents in the first week.
The first day I showed him the pants we'd got, and got him to choose some to wear, and I had him just with pants on his bottom half in the morning, then tried trousers in the afternoon, although he did have an accident. The next day we had a trip out the house, but we just put him in pants and trousers with a maternity pad that I happened to have left over on his car seat just in case, but he was really good and stayed dry, with a couple of trips to the toilet when we were out. He has a bladder of iron so even from the start hasn't had to go very often, which is actually very good for when you have to go out or go on a journey anywhere and we never needed a travel potty.
28/05/2013 at 19:30
Oh yes we did a reward chart too which worked brilliantly.
I still use our travel potty sometimes if we are caught short in the car or park when a toiket is miles away.
28/05/2013 at 20:37
We bought a toilet seat, potty, stool to stand on to reach sink and toilet, potette (which we hardly used).
We put the potty out and talked about it and they were doing this at nursery too. We had one attempt which failed after half a day. She turned out to be able to hold it and refused to attempt the potty- even though she'd said she wanted to. So we left it and tried again a couple of months later - after a holiday. Then she said she wanted to and after a day and a half managed to be successful. I used chocolate buttons as an incentive which worked well.
28/05/2013 at 22:25
Ooh, good idea about the rewards chart, I'll have to find/make one for O. With the training pants, I was thinking of the reusable ones, would this be a good option? I've got a potty training book to read to O so he'll get an idea as well as a potty that he occasionally sits on. Just hope it comes together for him.
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