Anyone else using the long weekend to potty train?

(126 Posts)
cocoachannel Fri 29-Mar-13 13:23:38

So far we have 2 x accidents, zero wees in potty...

DD is 2.1, and has been stripping off and asking for her potty for a few weeks. She's at nursery so sees others which has promoted the interest.

I will be using the two weeks smile dreading it tbh. I don't think dd is anywhere near having a clue but for some reason her potty training seems to be the hot family topic hmm

cocoachannel Fri 29-Mar-13 14:35:18

Yes, it seems to provoke a lot of interest. She has just soaked her armchair and is now very upset and asking for a nappy so I thing we may start again tomorrow.

PrincessOfChina Fri 29-Mar-13 14:37:51

We were thinking about it, although probably towards end of the week (we're on holiday all week). DD is also 2.1 and will take her own nappy off and use the potty for wees and poos so I think she's almost there. Might use all the chocolate eggs she's bound to get as treats for success.

We going cold turkey with the dummy too do it could be a messy two weeks lol

conorsrockers Fri 29-Mar-13 16:01:20

Nooooooo ..... if you leave it till the right time they will be dry in a day with no accidents. And as for dummy's - they will dump them themselves when they have had enough - they don't give you buck teeth or delayed speech. Enjoy your Easter with no tears and plenty of wine. Life is tooooo short grin

blush she is behind in her speech it's definately time to ditch it. As for toilet training well..... She may surprise me I never know what goes on in her head she's a surprising child grin

But ill take the wine thanks!!!!

conorsrockers Fri 29-Mar-13 18:25:16

Fair enough!! Better get a few bottles in then wink

Done wink

We are!! We had a go yesterday afternoon but after a morning if soft play she was really tired and we had three on the floor and five in the potty.

Today one on the floor and >10 in the potty so going well I think.

She's 2.9 and I've been dreading it. I've made dp take a week off work blush

BeaWheesht Fri 29-Mar-13 19:09:52

Was going to but I'm ill and our washing machine has packed in.

Good luck!

Allegrogirl Fri 29-Mar-13 20:14:51

Three years ago I did it with DD1 who was 2.6 at the time. By Easter Monday she was dry with a handful of wee accidents since. Unfortunately it was months before she stopped doing poos in her pants so I am in no hurry with DD2 who is 2.7.

Good luck though. At least there is lots of chocolate around for bribery rewards.

ChazDingle Fri 29-Mar-13 20:33:05

i was going to. Started yesterday and he held all morning for over 4 hours!!! said he wanted to be back in nappies. Ended up putting him back in a pull up in afternoon, seems likes hes physically ready but not emotionally, gonna wait for warmer weather

Good idea Chaz no point pushing him smile

mummyonthemove Fri 29-Mar-13 20:41:43

Us too! DS is 3.2 and has probably been ready for a while but moving house etc has meant we've left it until now. Not a bad first day. 7 wees on the toilet and 1 poo. 2 accidents. Haven't really been out the house though. A challenge for tomorrow.

LittlePandaBear Fri 29-Mar-13 20:44:10

I'm on day 7, had all week off work and DD 2.5 and showing all of the 'signs' so I've gone for it. She's never done anything in the potty until this week and today everything went in the potty so we're getting there smile. I've been firm though and not put her in nappies at all in the day and I'm not using pull ups either. The first few days were awful from a cleaning up mess point of view but you just have to get through it!

I'm going on a long train journey with her tomorrow though so am v. nervous!

Good luck to you all!

Mummyonthemove we have been in all day today. Might take her to the park over the road tomorrow, people visiting sun and mon then maybe go out Tuesday. We are only on day one though.

Also agree should go cold turkey no nappies or pull ups except at night time

Spookey80 Fri 29-Mar-13 20:50:41

We were going to with ds who is 2.6, but he has this horrible diarrhoea bug, at least the vomiting has stopped, but we had to it him in the shower this morning at 7, bless him. So will be delayed until its warmer..and safer,,I think.

sad spooky hope he feels better soon

Well after an accident free morning dd just did a wee and poo in her knickers. Only on day two though. I'm not enjoying this...

mewkins Sat 30-Mar-13 22:49:45

How do you get from being able to wee in a potty to them realising they need to go? I am very lazy - dd now 2.8 and though she wees in her potty each evening, is quite happy to wee all day in her nappy and denies it when you ask. I will tackle it once it warms up a bit and I don't have to dress her in 14 layers I think.

LittlePandaBear Sun 31-Mar-13 11:36:18

mewkins - I think you may need to take the nappies away from her and accept that accidents will happen as she gets used to it. When she realises that it's not nice to wee in her knickers, she may improve her bladder control and use the potty.

Good luck smile

Mewkins you definitely need to get rid of the nappy. It's unlikely she will request the potty if she's wearing a nappy smile

Crazycake Sun 31-Mar-13 12:30:29

We've been doing it since Friday, DD is 2.7 It's been far from plain sailing, first day hit and miss, wee'd on the potty 5 times but had 6 accidents, yesterday was a nightmare, she only went on the potty when I caught her mid flow. 3 pairs of wet knickers already today but we're not giving in! I'm back in work on Tuesday so we'll see smile

Bumpsadaisie Sun 31-Mar-13 13:30:30

Long weekend? You can't do it in four days you know! grin

Crazycake Sun 31-Mar-13 14:14:14

I think I'm beginning to realise that bumpwink

Crazy have you tried with no knickers?

CelticPromise Sun 31-Mar-13 14:23:51

I'm planning to use the two weeks off preschool with DS. He's 3.5 and I don't know if he's still really not ready or just doesn't want to.

Yesterday we put him in pants and asked about every three minutes if he needed to wee or poo. We had one poo accident and three wees on the floor and then I went out and DH gave up.

This morning we have had him in a nappy for church, will be persevering though. I've got sticker rewards, poor DS has earned one so far after he sat on the loo and swore blind he'd done a wee so I gave him the benefit of the doubt.

It's going to be a loooong and laundry filled fortnight.confused wine

Anyone else having to listen to this "missed window of opportunity" bollocks from family?

Clearly the fact my dd has no clue is because I dared to leave it til 2.5 yrs not because she actually has no clue.

Grrr anyone got any more wine I'm all out

Oh bow ridiculous! My family haven't said much since dd was about two. It was then that I got 'oh now she's two you can start potty training' I just said she's nowhere bear ready I'm not rushing it and kept repeating that until they shut up.

She had one wee accident this morning then a poo one, but with the poo she was half squatting next to the potty!

She can't even sodding say "mummy I need a wee" even my grandma is asking ffs.

Well if it's not getting any better in a few days leave it and say to your family 'I told you so now bugger off with your well meaning advice ' smile

That's the plan smile I'm ditching the dummy too so blowed if
Staying indoors for two weeks listening to whining and clearing up wee

Dd's only weeing when we remind her that she gets a chocolate hmm

CelticPromise Sun 31-Mar-13 18:09:00

DS held it in this afternoon and then went off and weed on the floor in a corner. So I think he understands but doesn't want to do it. Sigh.

Crazycake Sun 31-Mar-13 18:18:34

Spotty no, I've kept knickers on so she can feel being wet iykwim, but 10 pairs of knickers later......somebody have any spare wine grin

CelticPromise Sun 31-Mar-13 20:48:06

Not a single sticker on the chart today, and I think he's holding in poo.

wine wine all round!

Crazycake Mon 01-Apr-13 10:32:31

How's everyone doing today? My DD has sat there for nearly 3 hours crossed legged! At least we've had no accidents yet grin

grin im having the morning off will clear up the Lego roll back the rug and try again after lunch

Zero accidents and two wees on the potty. She went and sat on it by herself too smile

smile for spotty toddler!

Just had another one but it was a 'sit on your potty and try for a wee before you have your smoothie' one

CelticPromise Mon 01-Apr-13 10:48:46

We're going out so have a nappy on for now.

We're not going out until Wednesday! Going to go to gunwharf which is 40-50 minutes away eek! Might attempt coffee in town tomorrow which is a 15 minute drive away.... It's no fun this potty training is it?!

Crazycake Mon 01-Apr-13 11:11:45

Well done spotty toddler grin I spoke to soon, sat Dd on the potty, she sat there for five minutes... Nothing. I ask her do you need a wee? "No mummy........oops my leg is wet"shock I managed to get her on the potty to finish but I'm really not sure she's getting this sad

cocoachannel Mon 01-Apr-13 13:40:07

Well, DD woke up on Saturday ill so we gave up on the idea. She wouldn't even touch her Easter egg yesterday so really miserable sad

So that's that for now - I may go with my DH's persuasion if letting nursery lead the way as she is the four days a week...

Oh dear coco hope she feels better soon.

Our day is still going well with no accidents and a few more wees in the potty probably spoke too soon

Dd2 thinks the potty is to store Lego hmm

MacCrackles Mon 01-Apr-13 13:54:54

Yesss!! I have even taken time off work! Going cold turkey re nappies, except for sleeping. I feel I can talk about it now that we are on day 6 and I've had enough wine for the evenings! Let's just say at the end of day 1 I was seriously contemplating going back to work early!! I'm now timing every 15 minutes and DS (2.6) is seemingly able to wee on demand. In the potty that is! My next cunning plan is to space out asking him and see if he starts to take himself to the potty. I tried it too early on day 2ish, big mistake!

Crazycake Mon 01-Apr-13 14:23:18

After a disastrous start to the day, we've only had that one accident and she seems to be weeing on demand smile

That's great crazy smile sounds like you've turned a corner

Dry all day and she just went for a massive wee on the potty without me even noticing!

Spoke too soon sad

BNmum Mon 01-Apr-13 22:21:09

Going to try later this week so I'll keep an eye on here for all the tips!

parabelle Mon 01-Apr-13 22:29:13

Good luck all of you. We're trying to get dd2 to give up nappies at night-time. First night she wet the bed, then got up went to the park and had an accident, then came home and had another one (this after being dry during the day for two years). Second night fine. Last night wet the bed at 2am.
Am considering lifting her tonight, is this a good idea? She's far too old to be doing this, I'm embarrassed by how old she is to be still wet at night-time.

How old is she para ? Night wetting is a hormone thing it's really not a training u can force. I really is commingle children aged 4/5/6 maybe even older to still have a pull up at night.

It is really common- sorry on iPhone major typo issues

parabelle Mon 01-Apr-13 22:39:23

She's five. DD1 did it at 4, dd2 really wants to be a 'big girl', just not sure if it's really working. Am off this week so will give it 'til Friday, hopefully it may click.

Please don't worry if it doesn't work though. It's really not unusual and it will happen at some point. smile

MisForMumNotMaid Mon 01-Apr-13 22:45:53

Parabelle, our DS2 was 7 in Feb. We stopped lifting him New Years Eve. He was in night time nappies till 5.5 and we still had an accident a week for a year after that.

My sisters two (boy/ girl) are now 5.5 and they are still being lifted and have occasional accidents.

gallicgirl Mon 01-Apr-13 22:48:02

Surely it needs more than a weekend?

DD is 2.2 and although she'll sit on the potty at bedtime sometimes, she constantly denies having a wet or dirty nappy. She's also incapable of sitting still so don't fancy my chances for ages yet.

KnockMeDown Mon 01-Apr-13 23:16:55

Hi there am late to this thread as only just seen it, but this has been us this weekend!
I have tried with DD, who is 2.10, before, with some success, but for months now she has been adamant that she does not want to wear big girls pants. I've been thinking about how to persuade her, as she quite happily sits on the potty for wees. But as this weekend we had visitors and numerous trips out to restaurants planned, I certainly did not plan to have another go now.
But Friday morning DD found a pair of shoes that I had put away for her birthday, and wanted to put them on. On the spur of the moment I said "but these are big girl shoes, only for girls who wear big girls pants!" And that was it - she wanted her pants then and there! grin
There has been no persuading her to go back to pullups, and we have somehow managed all the trips out, with visits to the toilets. We have had surprisingly few accidents, apart from the poos in pants, which I think will take a while longer.
She ignores most of my promptings, and just goes when she is ready, but also seems much more aware of accidents.
But there is definitely no going back now, and tomorrow nursery get to deal with it grin

Gallic I would wait until you're really sure she's ready. I know people who've tried too early and it's taken then months. Not saying your dd isn't ready, only you know that! Dd has never told us when she's wet etc but she's 2.9 now, can pull her trousers up and down, speaks really, played with her nappy/bottom a lot (especially when she needed a wee I think). You can always try for a day and see.

allagory Tue 02-Apr-13 00:04:55

Glad I only just saw this. DS2 (3.3) has been potty training now for 1 month (3rd attempt). For DS1 we just gave him a few maltesers and a pair of Fireman Sam pants , and away he went. DS2 is more of a challenge. So many apologies if you were in our pod at The London Eye last week. Or at the swimming pool foyer. Or at the London Transport Museum. The good news I think he's got us properly trained now and we are catching more than we miss!

duchesse Tue 02-Apr-13 00:10:43

gallic, ime it takes about a year. OP, it has frankly bollock all to do with "interest", and about 90% to do with physical readiness and maturity of neural pathways. DD3 was not ready until 3 years and 5 months. I put her in nappies at 2 years 6 months. There were a LOT of accidents. She has really only "got it" in the last month.

Good luck if your DD is ready though. It will almost certainly take more than a long weekend.

duchesse Tue 02-Apr-13 00:11:15

sorry, put her *in pants at 2y6 m.

MysteriousHamster Tue 02-Apr-13 00:28:40

We've been trying this weekend too.

Thurs I took time off work and just got on with it. Lots of wee and poo on the floor. Friday it was all in the potty. Saturday all wees in the potty but no poos. Sunday, some accidents with both as he was obviously desperate to poo but didn't want to do it in his pants.

Today we had one poo in potty, couple of wees in potty, also a lot of accidents of both varieties.

I think he got it, then started feeling the pressure (though have been doing my best not to pressure him!). He was also happy to 'try to wee' at first, but now is only doing it when he really really feels the urge, which means he's getting to the potty late. This afternoon he was refusing to go on it altogether...

As Friday/Saturday were both dry/no accidents I'm hopefully he will get there without us going back to nappies. But he's at nursery tomorrow and I suspect there will be a lot of accidents.

He also insists in taking all his trousers/pants/shoes/socks off for every potty attempt! Interestingly, he really didn't want to wear a nappy at night, and in fact the nappy is feeling very dry in the mornings - but don't want to risk trying to go dry at night for some time yet.

gallicgirl Tue 02-Apr-13 00:41:32

Oh she's definitely not ready but it has to start at some point this year. Just picking up tips and pitfalls from everyone else at this stage.

MacCrackles Tue 02-Apr-13 10:23:06

Oooooh sad I thought we were doing so well. About 95% of wees were going in the right place (potty) but today we've had only the first in and the next two in pants despite trying the potty just before. Maybe he just doesn't realise when it's on it's way. Am almost at the point of giving up.

No, will continue for the rest of the week.

We're out having coffee no wees yet. One in the potty this morning.

MacCrackles Tue 02-Apr-13 11:33:36

Doing well Spotty!

Still no more wees! Might bribe her to go before lunch. Writing this on my phone and just noticed baby poo on my thumb hmm

Poo in the potty with no prompting!

Crazycake Tue 02-Apr-13 14:38:11

That's brilliant spotty! It seems we have success here too, one accident yesterday with me putting her on the potty every 15 minutes and then last night as I was putting her in bed, she made me take her nappy off because she needed to have a wee smile obviously when she'd finished I put it back on her and tucked her back in. This morning she asked to use the potty and she hasn't needed prompting all day and zero accidents grin she's not had a poo yet though, I'm thinking that may take longer to master, we're off out (finally) to the park tomorrow so we'll see how she goes.

That's really good crazy!! We're still asking her if she needs to go but she always says no hmm I suppose we should leave her to it and see what happens...

Dry all day and a minor meltdown at having to put a nappy on for bed. She wakes up very wet still though!

LittlePandaBear Tue 02-Apr-13 20:14:16

DD had a completely dry day with the childminder today - her first time there with her potty. Not bad considering they went to soft play and to the shops etc!

This is day 12 - keep going everyone smile wine

Any tips on encouraging them to use the toilet? I have a toddler seat for her but haven't really pushed for her to use it yet. Should I wait a while?

allagory Wed 03-Apr-13 00:08:05

Ah yes. I remember day 12..I am saying hello to day 31! And after great day yesterday we had failure sandwich: Morning success, fail,fail, fail,fail and one little success before bed. Roll on Wednesday..

We're on day five and I'm hoping we can now move onto the 'not asking her and waiting for her to tell us' stage confused probably wishful thinking though....

Wrt the toilet I'm not sure what to do. It's much easier using the potty than traipsing upstairs to the loo! She's happy to use a public loo. I reckon they might decide themselves? hmm

Crazycake Wed 03-Apr-13 10:05:29

Wee had poo on the floor before bedtime lastnight sad she has however woke up and gone straight on the potty for a wee, I think poos are definitely going to take longer. Off to the park after dinner so fingers crossed...

Crazycake Wed 03-Apr-13 10:06:16

*we haha, slip of the tongue grin

MacCrackles Wed 03-Apr-13 11:13:47

Day 7 here. Still only going to potty when asked. Am considering pull ups for nursery next week. Although I really really wanted to just go cold turkey I'm not sure he knows when he's about to go. Maybe tomorrow will be free pee day!

Poo in the bath here sad

Although she did seen to be aware , made a huge fuss over it so that's a good sign right?

Everything relaxes in the bath she probably couldn't help it smile

Well we've been out since ten am lots of time in the car, out to lunch and no accidents smile still having to take her to the loo and she still says she doesn't need to go hmm

Four wees on floor sad

Not a clue

How many days now wheresmy? I might be inclined to leave it a bit. Dd is three in two months and I'm glad I waited.

I've been doing it three days but only for a couple of hours which I know isn't enough but I can't keep both dds in all day every day. If there's no change in the next couple of days im gonna leave it. I've managed the dummy so not complete wash out smile

I really wanted to spend as much time outside as I could. Girls in desperate need of fresh air and whatever little sun we get. Have no intention of being stuck in house whole time clearing up pee.

Oh well done on the dummy! I have a thumb sucker hmm

I don't blame you although it's freezing outside! I'm glad dp has been here for a week to help me, he's back to work tomorrow though

Don't talk to me a out thumb sucking. Had that too from dd2 grrr.

I just want one wee in the potty. Just one to give me hope smile

Crazycake Wed 03-Apr-13 18:21:54

Afternoon in the park was very successful, 3 hours out of the house and no accidents all day grin

Well she just went 'oh I've done a poo' and ran to her potty hmm a small bit fell on the floor but quite all the rest went in the potty so not too bad I suppose...

Crazycake Wed 03-Apr-13 19:45:27

That's great spottysmile

Oh just saw your previous post. No accidents at the park is great!

Well after being dry for two days dd had two accidents this morning. She was at MIL's for the day though.... hmm

Well this morning apparently dd was in the kitchen with dp when she said 'oh I need a wee' and she went and did one them dp was upstairs brushing his teeth I was still in bed when dd called up 'I've done a poo!' And she had, all in her potty smile

That's fab spotty

Dd has no clue still the potty is upsetting her now so going to leave it snd try again in a couple of weeks

Crazycake Fri 05-Apr-13 08:23:24

She's doing so well spotty smile Wheresmy- that's what my DD was like about six weeks ago so we left it for a while, this time it's been much easier. My lazy DD is still fast asleep!

envy Crazy ds has had me up all night. No exaggeration he fried every time I tried to put him in his cot sad

Crazycake Fri 05-Apr-13 09:03:07

Oh no sad will he have a nap?

Well yesterday he had two short naps in the morning totally one hour so not likely hmm he's 18 weeks...

Crazycake Fri 05-Apr-13 09:37:19

Ouch! Hope you get some sleep soon. If not here's some very strongbrew

MysteriousHamster Fri 05-Apr-13 11:54:17

Today it is going really badly. This time last week he had two fully dry days.

Today he went on the toilet in the morning, potty a couple of hours later. Then I've asked him if he needs to wee - he says no, I turn my back, then he wees all over the floor.


I am supposed to be going out to soft play with him later. Do I put him in nappy, pants, or not go? I haven't seen my friends for ages.

Sorry this is probably too late now but for us it's all or nothing.

We're still having a good day. She's done three wees on her potty of her own accord smile

MysteriousHamster Fri 05-Apr-13 18:38:56

Well magically it turned into a good day after all.

I know the advice is to be super positive all the time, but I mentioned to him that we might not be able to go out if he couldn't wee in the potty, so he did one straight away to prove he could. Then later did a big poo and a wee. After a bath he did a wee on the toilet (sorry for all the details, who else can I share it with??).

We went out and I took loads of clothes. He asked me for a wee halfway through and did a big one in the potty there. Then when I was busy and a friend of his needed the loo, his mum took them both.

A few more wees in the potty at home!

I think it shows that he might have his off moments but can do it. If it was bad all the time I'd be tempted to stop, but I think he is capable, just is stubborn and distractable.

Crazycake Fri 05-Apr-13 18:39:47

I agree, we did all or nothing too, and we've finally had two full dry days grin

Crazycake Fri 05-Apr-13 18:42:39

That's brilliant mysterious! We had a day where I was ready to give up, we went out in the afternoon armed with tonnes of spares and she stayed dry, the perseverance pays off grin

That's great mysterious! We had a dry day in the end smile

We kept asking dd if she needed a wee and she kept saying no. Then she came into my room 'mummy I did an accident' hmm

QueenFuri Sat 06-Apr-13 08:47:29

I have been attempting to potty train DS 2 who is 2 yrs 11 mths its going ok sometimes. He knows when he needs a wee or poo but has been hit or miss more poo accidents than wee ones hmm. 1st 2 days were brilliant he even had 2 naps staying dry past 2 days its been all puddles should I give up?

How long have you been doing it? Have you gone cold turkey in the day?

QueenFuri Sat 06-Apr-13 11:46:43

On/off for 6 months. This time its been 6 days and the longest we've went without nappies. Yep hes been in pants all day and pull ups at night.

Hmm if it was me I think I would leave it until summer. But I'd rather leave it until they're really ready just so it's low stress. People have been telling me to potty train dd since she was two and I'm glad I waited smile

BNmum Sat 06-Apr-13 13:24:43

Well done everyone. I'm currently on day 4 and having mixed results. Day one was very good with only 1 accident, day 2 we had 3 accidents, yesterday was a bit of a disaster but we had unexpected visitors which proved a huge distraction, this morning we've had 0 accidents, 1 poo and 3 wees. This has all been at my prompting, at what stage did you let them decide to take themselves to the potty?

We're on day 8(?) and are generally letting dd decide herself now. We only make her go before we go out or if we realise she hasn't been for ages.

Well this afternoon she had one bribed wee on the potty (quavers anyone?) and of her own accord four wees and a poo smile

BNmum Sat 06-Apr-13 20:28:16

DS seems to be able to hold his bladder for a ridiculously long time, longer than me! We had one accident this afternoon and nothing on the potty. That's one wee from 2.45 - 6.15, he probably had one in the bath after that. I hope he's not going to give himself a urine infection from holding it in too long.

MysteriousHamster Sat 06-Apr-13 20:52:53

We had another dry day today. Put him on the loo this morning at wake-up time, then the rest of the day he led the way really. Doesn't tend to go when you ask unless bribery is involved (stubborn) but husband was in kitchen at one point, popped into living room and DS had put himself on the potty.

He asked for the loo while we were out again and held it until we got to a public toilet.

Did a couple of big poos in the right place too - but he wouldn't have managed it on his own. I recognised that he clearly wasn't comfortable getting up after doing a tiny wee and persuaded him to keep trying. I think it genuinely is much harder for them to get poos out, so if it doesn't appear straight away they just get up - or do it in their pants as that's what they're comfy with. He does seem to prefer the toilet to the potty for poos (probably because we have got a good step-ladder-cum-seat unit with handles that he likes holding on to!

They can hold their wee can't they! He can go easily for four hours, whereas I basically go for a wee most times I pass the toilet 'just in case'.

Dd was on and off the potty about three times before she managed her poo.

Bn I think holding if in shows they have the correct bladder control needed smile

BNmum Sun 07-Apr-13 08:15:13

I'm please you've said that tea cakes as I was thinking the same but then in my exhaustion last night I got it in my head that he wasn't going enough because he was developing anxiety over the potty. Potty training is hard work! Although I'm determined to keep it up.

BNmum Mon 08-Apr-13 08:16:50

I tried to give DS the opportunity to go to the potty or ask for it himself yesterday, this resulted in 3 accidents and 2 successful trips to the potty (both of which were because I intervened). We've had 1 accident already this morning.

I am prepared for lots of accidents and think it is part of the learning process but I am a little concerned that he no longer announces that he needs a wee/poo or even asks for the potty. He also doesn't seem to acknowledge that he's had an accident and would quite happily carry on as normal until I pointed it out to him.

Did anyone else experience this phase? We are now on day 5 and I'm determined to go over a week before deciding if I should put him back in nappies and try again later.

We waited a week until we let dd do it herself and we still bribed her to go if she hasn't been for a bit.

Day ten now I think and she's doing it all herself. Three wees on the toilet but she wanted to do her poo on the potty?!

She's also developed some kind of psoriasis on her bottom which looks to be where she is/we are pulling her knickers up and down confused

MysteriousHamster Mon 08-Apr-13 14:00:47

Spotty - my DS's bum is a bit red/rashy too. I think it is because their bums have been cushioned all this time and now they are sitting directly on them, on hard floors/rough fabrics etc.

Oh glad it's not just is. Dd is prone to dermatitis etc must remember to put cream on

And she weed sad when I came into the room she was sat on her potty with her wet trousers still on. Wet patch in front of the potty so I suppose she tried...

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