Monday, 16 January 2012

The Potty Diaries.

An update on Monkey's potty training.

He has now been in pants, during the day since the 28th December. Yes we have had a few accidents, but nowhere near as many as I thought we would.

He has made great progress.

We started by putting him on the potty every hour and a half, and to be honest he usually mananged at least a dribble of wee.

We had a couple of pairs of wet trousers, where he had been busy playing and had just done it, and then told us that he was cold!

But nearly everytime he has been sat on the potty, he has managed to do something.

At nursery he has been great and he has only had two accidents. Last friday he was apparently holding himself and was asked if he needed to go. His reply "no, me fine", at which point a puddle appeared on the floor. (Just put him on the toilet!).

Pooping has been a bit different, we have had a couple of major accidents, though again the learning process has been quick.

We have had a couple of, strip him naked and wash him episodes and a couple of ....
"me done pooh"
"there" pointing to the floor.
Bless him, his 12-18 month pants, gaping around his legs!

In the last couple of days, he has been holding himself a lot more. He has started coming to us clutching his bits, we rush to the potty and he wees immediately. He has also once shouted "I need a wee", only for me to get to him too late.

Tonight after a day at nursery, he was shattered. He wanted to go to bed, so I put his pyjamas on and his pyjama pants (pull ups- now too big for nappies!) and he fell asleep on the sofa. After about 45 minutes he woke, and within ten minutes had 'asked' to go for a wee. Pull ups came down and he sat on the potty and wee'd. Ten minutes later, he comes out to me again, holding himself, and we sit him back on the potty for him to do a pooh.

I know we are a long way off night time, but he has made such good progress. I am one very proud mummy.

My advice, always wait until they are ready, and maybe a little bit after. Both Beanie and Monkey have trained really quickly and Beanie has never wet the bed. I know a few people who trained their boys at 18 months and now at 9 they still wet the bed occasionally. They will let you know when they are ready, so just let them do it in their own time.

Having said that, Worm is fascinated by the potty and yesterday after stripping him off to change him, he did his normal thing of crawling off but climbed onto the potty! If only he realised what it was really for!

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