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Potty training - does this sound like a good start?

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ImSoNotTelling Sat 24-Oct-09 12:29:28

So half term I have decided to have a go with DD (2.3). She has been talking about it, we have bought the knickers, she has done a few wees on the potty in the past.

No nappy on today. Kept asking her if she wanted to do wee/poo and answer no. After ages I got her to sit on the potty and we read a book and she did a wee. Cue lots of praise, putting it down the loo together etc.

Now she's usually done a poo by now, she started looking a bit crouchy, so I said sit on potty see if poo comes out, if it does I'll give you a big sticker. She strained a bit then looked really worried and said she wanted her nappy on. I kept with the sticker theme. She wanted to get up.

Anyway and this is the "is this right" bit hmm in order to get her to stay on the potty I have stuck it in front of the TV and put cbeebies on blush So she is happily sitting there and I am hoping business will result.

Does that sound OK?

PLus, what do I do when I go out to my mums tomorrow - put a nappy on or will that confuse things?

TIA smile

Spottyotter Sat 24-Oct-09 12:38:04

Take the potty to your mums. We braved a shopping trip this week. Day 4 of potty training. Was fine. Stopped at all the toilets on the way round and came home with dry trousers.

Having a bit of trouble with pooing, though. Seems to be holding it in. I think that's quite common. Am sure that sitting her in front of beebies won't harm if it's having the desired effect!

sounds like she's doing great.

brightongirldownunder Sat 24-Oct-09 12:45:21

You're doing well. Its all about persistence - and consistency. If you want to really go for it and you think DD is ready (that's the most important thing) then go out tomorrow with a change of clothes, plenty of pants and wipes to clean up any mess that may happen. Take her potty too. I sat DD infront of peppa pig to start off with, just so she could begin to enjoy the experience. Also gave her books or her favourite toys to play with on a stool next to the potty. After a week she was pretty much toilet trained and now at 2 1/2 will tell me when she needs to go, mostly uses the toilet and we've hardly (touch wood) had any accidents. 6 months ago this wouldn't have been possible as she wasn't ready.
Don't worry if it doesn't happen straight away - I think in total it took DD 3 months to actually get used to sitting on a potty and realising it was for poos and wees!

brightongirldownunder Sat 24-Oct-09 12:47:11

Spottyotter - I found a good way of sorting the pooing out was soy and linseed bread for breakfast. Poor little blighter can't keep them in! (Bad mother emoticon)

ImSoNotTelling Sat 24-Oct-09 12:47:50

Wow that sounds good for only day 4!

DD is still sitting there. big cook little cook didn't shift anything and mr maker isn't producing results either. Maybe I need to put something really scary on grin

I will address the potty issue with my mum. Poor woman grin

Thanks for the help. This is the scariest bit so far IMO - everything else has been pretty easy so maybe I am due some terrible luck!

ImSoNotTelling Sat 24-Oct-09 12:51:01

Thanks brightongirl too! Glad to hear cbeebies is often used for this purpose!

I think I am going to really go for it - no more nappies in the day - I think she is ready although she does seem to get confused about what's about to come out - she says "do a poo or wee" for everything. Still I suppose as long as she knows something is happening that's good enough! She also tends to announce poos afterwards...

Still nothing ventured nothing gained I guess.

There are occasional straining noises coming from the proximiy of the television hmm

Spottyotter Sat 24-Oct-09 13:03:07

Thanks brightongirl. Will try him on that. I love soy and linseed bread too.

brightongirldownunder Sat 24-Oct-09 13:11:13

Spotty she went 6 TIMES today - now that's not normal but she had at least 3 slices of the stuff today, so maybe keep it to 1 for the time being wink

ISNT - haha @Mr Maker not getting her going!! Have to say Big Cook, Little Cook would constipate anyone though...
You could try to give her a drink on the potty - if she's totally relaxed the bowel will move without much straining. She's probably still a bit freaked out by not wearing her nappy. One other thing I've learned is that when there are accidents (and blimey we had plenty), it was better to stay calm, remind DD that "the potty's the place" and then clean it up without any fuss. DD ended up helping me clean the mess and i could see that she began to realise it wasn't right to do it on the floor. When you have a success make a massive deal out of it and take potty and DD to toilet to watch contents being flushed away, saying "Byebye Poo/Wee". You end up sounding totally bonkers but it seems to do the trick.

ImSoNotTelling Sat 24-Oct-09 19:30:45

Phew well 2 wees on the potty, 1 on the floor, 1 in her knickers.

No idea whether that constitutes a good start!

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