I borrowed this when I started - main useful piece of advice was once they are in knickers during the day dont put them back in nappies come what may or this is confusing - worked ok with us. My dd was definately ready (almost 3) her problem was relaxing enough to do a wee (record for holding it in 7 hours)- once she did not many accidents
problem is dd (2.9months) just doesnt care if she wets knickers... "oh, mummy, I had an accident!" Pull ups are costing a fortune!! but i cant have her peeing all over the place, and what about going out? sighhh.....
Well, I know I said I'd post in a few days but just thought I'd let you know how day 1 went. 4 wees - all on the carpet. I spent all afternoon trying to be a bright and cheeful, positive mummy whilst mopping up the wees. Will give it another whirl today, am dreading Thursday when we have a trip to the park planned - dd will be in the car around 30 minutes! Am determined to go, will just chase her around with the potty and take loads of spare clothes.
Not using pull-ups, too expensive and am hoping that if i just use pants dd will realise she is wet, iyswim. Really glad DH is home today and tomorrow, could do with some moral support!
beccalanismum - we took a more relaxed approach, and it has worked really well. We started off with no nappies at home, but kept nappies on for going out and for night time and nap time.
Once dry at home, we started leaving nappies off for occassional outings. Nappies are now 95% dry on return from outings (and DS usually asks for the toilet whereever we are). So no stress about accidents when out.
We'll sort out the nap and night time nappies when the going out phase is sorted.
DS is only 2.3 and started climbing onto his potty of his own accord (it was sitting in the lounge, and he had a book showing kids using the potty, and he kept asking to go).
dabihp - we don't use pullups. They regressed DS's efforts (because they were too comfy!). So he is either in undies (at home and for some short outings), or in nappies (naps, night time and longer outings). We have found this to be no-stress (on us and DS).
Meant to say that he does not get confused between when he does or does not have a nappy on, although I always do remind him when he has no nappy on and we go out ("remember to ask for the toilet if you need it, because you have no nappy on").