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Toilet training - signs, readiness, speech delay

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wispaxmas Tue 14-Jun-16 20:30:56

My DD turned 2 last week. I'm not really concerned about her lack of speech, though she does seem to be right towards one end of the spectrum and just has a handful of words and has only ever tied words together to say 'daddy's shoes' once. But I do wonder if this will impact on her readiness for toilet training.

I'm not planning to make any moves towards starting until she initiates, but in the meantime she absolutely hates nappy changes and always has. I can sometimes distract her by giving her something to hold, or having her grab a wipe from the pack or a nappy from the basket, but she generally still always cries. She also sometimes shakes her head no if I ask her if she has done a poo, even if she has. Though recently a couple times she has grabbed my hand and taken me to the nappy changing basket, so I know she is aware of it...

I don't even know what I'm after by posting this, but is there anything I should be doing to maybe familiarise her with the concept or draw attention to the act of peeing or pooping so that she starts to tell me, rather than me asking her if she has done a poo?

VioletBam Wed 15-Jun-16 03:07:15

Does she see you go? I used to let DD see me have a wee so that she knew what was supposed to happen.

I also didn't rush things but let her lead and she trained fully in one week at the age of 2 years and 7 months.

If your DD hates changings, try doing it with her standing up. That's what I did. I used to let her play with something at the coffee table, and just change her standing up.

MadamDeathstare Wed 15-Jun-16 03:28:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

wispaxmas Wed 15-Jun-16 08:16:18

Yes, she sees me pee every morning when we get up - she even insists on tearing off the toilet paper and thrusting it to my bits, then she closes the toilet lid before I flush it, so she is definitely aware of the use of the toilet. I'd love to avoid having to get a potty, I might go straight to child seat on the actual toilet and steps when she finally is ready. Her comprehension is very good, she's just not very good at communicating with me (or maybe it's more that I am not very good at understanding her confused).

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