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17/07/2014 at 22:13
I'm intending to start toilet training properly when we get back from holiday in a few weeks whilst I'm off for the summer. We currently put Isobelle on the toilet just before her nap & before bed time & for the last month or so she's done a wee & poo about 90% of the time but hasn't been keen to sit on the toilet any other time. She doesn't really tell me that she's filled her nappy at all but I figure it's worth a try as she'll be 2 1/2 by then. I'd rather not use stickers or food as a reward as she seems to respond well to praise. I was thinking of setting my phone alarm to go off every hour & sit her on the toilet. Should I switch straight to knickers or introduce pullups?
Thanks, any tips would be great. I've requested the potty training book by Gina Ford (not normally a fan but apparently it's a great book) so hopefully it'll be ready at my library soon,
17/07/2014 at 22:47
Drop me your address on FB BK ....I have the Gina Ford book that I can send you as a RAHK. The book explains it better than I'd be able to put into words x
17/07/2014 at 23:42
Are you sure, that'd be lovely thank you. Will do that, thanks x
18/07/2014 at 06:09
I'm currently reading the Gina Ford book ready to start potty training again. It, along with other advice, seems to suggest avoiding pull ups at all costs and go straight to pants. We've started 'stage 1' where we put him on the potty before his bath and when we change his nappy first thing/when getting dressed. We'll do that for the rest of this week and next and then start 'stage 2' next Saturday. The problem I'm having so far is that he doesn't seem to want to sit on the potty very long! 'Stage 2' is all about taking them to sit on the toilet or potty every 15 minutes the first day and then gradually extending that time. Maybe we'll have to have a potty training support thread!
18/07/2014 at 09:58
Ooo, following this with interest.E has only just turned 2 this week but has been asking to sit on her potty when I change her nappy for a couple of months as she's a friend who's a few months older and has seen him do it. She's also started to become aware of when she needs to poo as she pulls at her nappy and say poo but when I check she hasn't but then 5 minutes later she will have. However, the other day she told me poo then started asking for her potty! I though this could be it, sat her on her potty but she got up after about 30 seconds. I thought I'd leave her for a few minutes as she may go back to it but then 2 minutes later she did a poo - on the floor right next to her potty!!!!! Needless to say, I've not tried again since!
18/07/2014 at 13:49
It's took Isaac a while, he was telling us about 70% of the time but would not sit on the potty (we made a huge fuss after his first few wees so I think he was scared) so we ended up just putting the potty at the side of the chair, and I'd check with him maybe every 10 mons by asking him if he needed a wee. We had a few accidents whilst he was trying to get to the potty but only really about 3. I was vvvv brave and took him to sports day in pants the other day, I do take him out in pants but there was major distractions at this so I was on pins all day , he was fine though. I found that when we started then we had to stick to it as it'd undo every thing if I put him back in a nappy. He wears a nappy to bed at night but will get up and sit on toilet (with nappy on ).
The biggest thing was getting him
Over his fear of the potty and we just had to resort to pure bribery in the end so he'd be sat there with a bag of haribo purely because he'd say on the potty! But that was only the first day or so.
18/07/2014 at 17:10
I started With J, by just having the potty around the house, before we even thought about training.
He'd sit and do the odd wee, but that was pure luck more than him knowing he needed to go.
When we started, it was when he started telling me he needed a wee/poo. For the first couple of days, it was no nappy, all day, then I introduced pants, so he could learn that he needed to pull them down, and that pants were not a nappy.
We never bothered with pullups, I didn't want to confuse him.
We never used stickers/treats either (not a fan of that method tbh), just lots of praise.
I only asked if he needed to go, on the first day, then I left it up to him to tell me.
He was dry day and night within a week.
18/07/2014 at 17:23
We've had potties around the house for over 6 months now & she's happier to sit on the toilet (we bought the family seat with a child's flip down seat built in. She'll sit on it ok before her nap & before she goes to bed but usually says no if I ask her to sit on it at any other time & I haven't pushed it at all. Think we'll buy some pants when we get back from holiday & try the 15 min steps & see how it goes. Other than 2 dr's appointments (28 week appointment at 29 weeks with anti D jab then whopping cough jab a few days later) I don't think I've currently got much on so we'll have to see what happens. I like the idea of weekly potty training thread!!
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