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to be super proud of dd being toilet trained day and night at 2.5

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monkeysox Sat 22-Mar-14 07:34:20

Mini monkey decided she didn't want a nappy on a couple of weeks ago. Couple of accidents during the first week but dry on a night since she asked for it to be taken off!

Ds was 2.7 for day and 3.7 for night. Sorry don't want to bore my friends anymore because but I am super proud of her

Lottapianos Sat 22-Mar-14 07:37:03

I'm sure the 'don't be such a smug cow' brigade will be on soon to tell you to wind your neck in but its a well done from me! Be proud of yourself as well as your DD

RedHelenB Sat 22-Mar-14 07:43:22

For me personally, this wasn't a super proud moment but YANBU to be proud of your child if that's the way you feel!!!

Tigresswoods Sat 22-Mar-14 07:43:26

DS was the same. There appears to be nothing we've "done right" he just is like this.

MammaTJ Sat 22-Mar-14 07:50:25

Does this mean I need to be ashamed of DS for not being dry at night at 7 year old? Even though it is not his fault or due to crap parenting?

It would be like me saying I am proud of my DD2 for having ginger hair, or DD1 for having blue eyes. Maybe I should also be ashamed of DS for having ptosis, which makes his eyelid droop.

No, I will be proud of the way he copes with his sometimes difficult life and his differentness.

stillenacht Sat 22-Mar-14 07:52:17

Wow! My DS is 10 (has severe autism) still in nappies day and night. I looooong for no nappies!!!grin

Ploppy16 Sat 22-Mar-14 07:57:40

Totally wrong topic to put this in!! You WILL have caused offence that you will never have even dreamed of or wanted! I would get it moved somewhere else pronto x
oh and as someone who is dreading potty training yet again (third time) when my toddler is ready, congrats, you're through one of my own personal parent crappy times unscathed you lucky cow

movingsoon23 Sat 22-Mar-14 07:58:56

Good for her!

mammatj - don't be so negative! Where does the op imply that you should be ashamed?! You say you are proud of the way your son copes- should mothers of children who don't cope well be ashamed?

Shellywelly1973 Sat 22-Mar-14 08:00:36

When my older dc were little ( now 24 & 22) it was considered normal for a child to be trained by your dc age.

Personally i think being toilet training will only work if a dc is physically ready. It's not a down to parenting skill.

I do think parents now a days leave it too long. If a child is physically fit & NT they should be out of nappies in the day by 3.

Shellywelly1973 Sat 22-Mar-14 08:02:13

Sorry posted too soon...

Well done! I hate potty training. I'm not looking forward to doing it for the 6th time!

ScottishInSwitzerland Sat 22-Mar-14 08:04:03

I think it's a kind of weird thing to be proud of tbh

I thought dry at night was hormonal.

But it's your prerogative. We all have our own little foibles which others may think are a bit odd.

Bowlersarm Sat 22-Mar-14 08:04:09

Good for her, and easier for you.

But it's not a contest! (Especially between her and her siblings)

Morgause Sat 22-Mar-14 08:06:55

I hope you were touching wood when you typed that. DS2 was the same then a couple of months later decided potties were too much trouble.

Only1scoop Sat 22-Mar-14 08:07:38

Are you being unreasonable to feel proud?

Not if that's the emotion you are feeling. Why would you be?

Ploppy16 Sat 22-Mar-14 08:08:32

I'm hoping DD2 are as easy to sort, her brother and sister used the potty fairly early, sadly mainly as a hat...

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sat 22-Mar-14 08:09:04

It is nothing to be proud of. Some children are ready, some aren't.

VampyreofTimeandMemory Sat 22-Mar-14 08:10:53

i'd secretly be proud too. in fact, ds1 (2.9) used his potty for the first time last week and I am! good for your dd smile

KeemaNaanAndCurryOn Sat 22-Mar-14 08:13:30

Yay!! Bladder control!! Whoop!!

Slightly weird to be proud that your child's body is ready to do something, but knock yourself out.

ipswichwitch Sat 22-Mar-14 08:13:53

Ha ploppy, 2.5yo DS1 has used his potty as a hat also, and a car, bowl for his grapes, bath for his teddy, and general storage for his toys. Anything really bar what it's actually meant to be used for <sigh>

I'm starting to think he'll never get it since he'll sit on it until a wee is imminent then start demanding his nappy back on. No amount of coaxing will convince him to try weeing on the bloody potty.

MinginInTheRain Sat 22-Mar-14 08:15:20

Mmm guess it's more to do with your DD than you but hey feel proud it doesn't hurt to feel good about life's good times.

Would keep it shut though in RL - some children (and their parents) really struggle through no fault of their own.

VampyreofTimeandMemory Sat 22-Mar-14 08:16:29

oh the negativity on this thread... I'm not convinced, if it was as simple as some of you say then none of us would despair because our children AREN'T potty trained.

Jinty64 Sat 22-Mar-14 08:23:48

I suppose we are all proud of different things.

I am proud of ds1 (18) that he manages to go to college independently every day and gets the (public service) bus home. It's something I never dreamed would happen. He's occasionally a bit late getting there but we are working on that.

I am proud of ds2 (16) that he is making the effort to communicate with his teachers, tutors and peers when he finds it so difficult to speak to people on a one to one.

I am proud of little ds3 (7) who can already do things his brothers still can't and so patiently (most of the time) keeps them on the right track.

There are so many little moments to be proud and thinking of them all is, I think, what keeps me sane.

Jinty64 Sat 22-Mar-14 08:25:58

Although, come to think of it, ds3 was my slowest to potty train smile

arethereanyleftatall Sat 22-Mar-14 08:28:52

Both my dds were in knickers day and night at 2.3. Their choice, no accidents. I guess if it's something one should be proud of, that makes them cleverer than your dd?!? What a very odd thing to be proud of.

monkeysox Sat 22-Mar-14 08:29:12

Didn't mean it to sound like not being toilet trained was bad. Sorry if.offended anyone

It's nice to feel happy about positives and firsts

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