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#1 Framboise

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:00 PM

Well it seems that Harry has surprised us all and gone and potty trained HIMSELF! About a week ago he started resisting wearing nappys at home, wanting a bare bottom or undies. And then he started weeing on the potty - all unprompted!! In fact, he is so independent he insists on weeing and pooing standing up over the potty blink.gif We are thrilled.

So I'm just following his lead and letting him get on with it, his way, at home.

My question is what to do when we are out and about at and daycare.

I took him to a friends yesterday and put a pull up on him for the cartrip. When we were there (about 3 hours) he showed NO interest in wanting to use their loo. And he told me he was weeing in his nappy. So I didn't push it....

Yesterday we went next door to play on the trampoline and he wee'd all over it!

Daycare is also proving an issue. They said to put him in pullups and they'll take it from there...but so far he is very resistant to use their loo (he'll have to sit down there too) and of course they don't want to push him.

So, do I just let him do his thing at home and put him in nappies when we are out? Or pull ups out and push him to use a loo.... Or what.

Just wondering what experiences others have had during this 'transition time'.
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#2 mango

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 12:25 PM

We have started TT with Ri but are taking it very easy. We own a shop and I take him with me to work most days (on my own) so I don't always have the chance to rush him to the toilet. We do have a little corner setup for him, out of sight that we use, its not perfect but hes getting the idea.
We use nappies for the drive (20mins), sleeps and when out and about. If at grandparents house hes often nappy free, anywhere that I have freedom to nick off and take him to the toilet he is nappy-free.
Daycare is great about it, hes training well. we use the cloth padded undies for him there, enough to catch the mess but not enough to leave him comfy. The carers are great and we are excited he only had 1 accident yesterday.

With your little man I would be encouraging him to sit down, or explain to daycare he doesn't want to sit but is happy to TT. I would be sending undies for him, not pullups, so the carers actually have to be proactive about encouraging him. My little man doesn't sit to poo either but is generally happy to go to the toilet to do them. Hopefully with a little encouragement from daycare he will start to use their toilet too.

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 01:54 PM

Nate too has decided to TT, he's 2 1/2.

When at home he is in jocks and he uses the toilet, (we skipped the potty) if we are going in the car he goes to the toilet before we leave and I ask him what does he have to do if he needs to do a wee he then tells me he has to tell mummy and mummy will stop the car. We havent had any accidents in the car yet.

If we are driving and he is going ot have a sleep I will put him in a nappy.

If we are down the street or out shopping I try to take him before we go do the groceries or worse case scenario we run out of a shop and he goes between cars. (The ease of boys IMO)

Can you take the potty out with you or a portable toilet seat to make him feel more commfortable?

Also I would be sending him to daycare in undies as I know that if Nate has a nappy on (first thing in the morning) he doesnt tell me he needs to do a wee because he knows that the nappy will catch it.

We did try TT when Nate just turned 2 but he wasnt quite ready or get the whole concept, he was happy at home but wouldnt have a bar of it out and about. After a week he was back in nappies full time.

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Posted 16 July 2010 - 10:17 AM

We have the same problem. Actually, he will use the toilet at the shops but its a drama because he manages to pee in such a way the pee seeps between the plastic seat and porcelain bowl and goes everywhere. And he's too short/unco to pee standing up yet. We have to fully take his pants off and put him right back on the seat and remind him to point his penis down to stop it happening.

At home he uses a potty most of the time. They asked him at child care if he wanted to do a wee and he told them their toilet was "a bit yucky!" laugh.gif Its a full size loo though, not a kiddy size one. I'm thinking I might send a potty in with him each week and see if they will let him use that. I need to call and ask.

I think taking a folding potty with liners everywhere is going to be the way to go for us, at least for another month or two while he gets confidant with the whole thing. I don't really want to put him in a pull up every time we go out as I don't think that's encouraging him to go. Plus, he holds his poos until he's in a nappy and I want to try and nip that in the bud too.
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 08:28 PM

Thanks for your input.

I think for the moment I'll just stick with the potty at home and depending on where we are going then I'll take the potty or just use nappies. Today, for example, we went to Manly Library then Disney on Ice - neither places I could really take a potty and with the two of them in tow by myself was a big day and just easier to use a nappy.

That said, this morning he came to find me to say he'd wee-ed in the potty at home. I guess it is a process and not an all or none thing....so Im' finding anyway.


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Posted 24 July 2010 - 09:54 PM

Raya has begun toilet training. She wears pull ups in the car, having a nap or at night. When we get to daycare she changes into undies and she has been quite good. It is at home where she will have more accidents.

At the shops she will always tell me when she wants the toilet - the trouble is making it there quick enough lol

I would just follow his lead I think it is more important for him to feel comfortable
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