Have started potty training DD2 (just 2yrs old) Has been doing really well at home for about a month. For the last three days I have taken her out without a nappy on and she's been fine (except a tiny weeny wee on sainsburys floor. At nursery today she just had a tiny accident on her way to potty, but is doing really well. Have to drive down to PIL tomorrow on my own, it's about a two hour journey on M25 (so could be longer). Don't know wether to put her in a nappy, or just put a mat under her in her car seat and chance it. What would you do?
I wouldn't stop on the hard shoulder, it's illegal unless it's an emergency and it's dangerous.
I would try to get her to go before you leave and cross your fingers!
Later on I would put dd in a nappy for long car journeys as I found she would often fall asleep and wee then. It was easier all round, and I found it didn't confuse her. But that was weeks after she was first dry.
I think I have just got to bite the bullet and go cold turkey! The worst part will be no juices in the car. For my DD1 that's all that pacifies her and quietens the whines of 'are we there yet'. I have told her she can only have a drink when baby is asleep, otherwise DD2 will want what DD1 has.
Having the same issue with DS1. Surely if they're wearing napies/pullups for bed anyway there's no harm when on a long car journey? Our journey into work can take an hour and there's just no time in the mornings to be dealing with accidents in the car.
If you are not going to be able to stop when your lo wants to have a wee then I would be inclined to put on a nappy/pull-up.
My dd1 is nearly 3 and is mostly dry during the day. I have just been to Cornwall with her and she was put in pull-ups (was a 6+ hours journey). I explained that they were for just in case etc. When I stopped at service stations etc we both went to the toilet - so I kept to the same routine.
Was for the car upholstery and partly for her - she would have been mortified to have weed on her carseat.
Now we are back home back to wearing pants etc.
Top tip - buy a Tommy Tippee travel potty ( I got mine from Mothercare) and keep it in the car - makes travelling a lot less stressful. I regularly stop at kerbsides but NOT on a motorway - it's illegal and dangerous!
Have got a travel potty, she loves it more than normal frog potty. I know that she will go to sleep at some point, but I have got the disposable changing mats, which are water-proof so I could put that under her. Mind you, only visiting MIL so maybe it's a good get-out clause! 'Can't travel because don't have a census on best way to travel, sorry'