Were starting today but nervous dc isn't ready

(6 Posts)
MrsNormanBates Tue 19-Nov-13 08:09:06

2 YO used to tell me when she was doing a poo and asking for toilet and to be changed. So we've started potty training but in the last couple weeks she's stopped asking for the toilet and telling me when she's doing number 2.

She's in pull ups....does it sound like she's ready? Nursery think its worth a try and see how it goes.

MrsNormanBates Tue 19-Nov-13 21:17:34

Yep don't think she's ready, screams every times home attemps to take her to the potty or toilet. Should we preserve for at least a week or give up and go back to nappies?

AngiBolen Tue 19-Nov-13 21:24:39

Why is she in pull ups?

How old is she exactly? Just two, or nearly three.

Potty training shouldn't take forever.

Take her out of pull-ups, give her a potty (or tell her to use toilet with suitable seat and step) and tell her that's where she goes. Stay at home for a week, so you are near the potty/loo.

If she used to tell you, then she's ready.

Children who aren't ready yet don't scream near a potty, they just wet/soil themselves.

newmumof2at42 Tue 19-Nov-13 21:30:09

pull ups are the worst thing invented. commando in house, everything else is just chance. My dd peed in next, at till. Shit happens. (have not been back).

spritesoright Thu 28-Nov-13 16:14:53

Shit happens. LOL. That should be my new potty training mantra.

Pull ups was what our nursery advised as well. Basically because they don't want to deal with the mess otherwise (although she's now on pants only).
I kind of wonder if using pull ups for two weeks set DD back a bit as she was asking previously when I used just pants with her but is now just expecting to be put on the loo.

I don't think it hurts to give it a try but others with more experience seem to suggest that this can be damaging if they aren't ready.

spritesoright Thu 28-Nov-13 16:16:39

newmum my concern with accidents outside the home is that she will be embarassed and therefore associate weeing with shame.
Am I overthinking it? Do they just not care at this age? DD seems upset if she wees herself.

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