Mixed signals - help!(4 Posts)
OK, DD has now been potty training for a week. Started badly, got much better very quickly, and on days 4, 5 and 6 only had one accident. She's struggling with poos more than wees, but from reading other posts on here thats quite common it seems.
She has been dry during naps all week, and dry overnight for the past 4 nights, and can wee on demand (ie whenever I put her on the toilet/potty, she wees) and sometimes tell me that she needs to go. So far, so encouraging.
It has been her birthday this weekend and so obviously very busy and exciting - so we had 3 accidents yesterday and 2 so far today. I'm feeling very discouraged and wondering about putting her back in nappies. DH thinks its our fault for not watching her closely and reminding her often enough this weekend.
I do think that it would be a shame to put her back in nappies after doing so well, but not sure how long I can cope with an accident or two every day!
I can handle one every few days, but this is a bit much!
I would expect a few accidents every day. It's pants I know. I am about to go through this with DC4 who is 2 this summer.
Just do what you can to keep the workload down - dress her in skirts and dresses, roll up the rugs, cover the sofas, etc. and have a potty in every corner of every room if you are using a potty and not the toilet.
You will obv. have less accidents on days when you are more focussed on asking her if she needs to wee!
I would definitely stick with it. 2 or 3 accidents a day on a birthday weekend after only a week sounds like she is doing really well to me! With DD, after the first week it got a lot easier. I think you will find that if you aren't reminding her so often, she will have more accidents- but this is a necessary stage as she needs to learn to take a bit more control.
Realistically, though, you will need to cope with an accident or so a day, for a little while, you can't expect it to happen instantly. You don't mention her age but I'm guessing that she's just turned two? I know it is really frustrating having to change her all the time, but be patient and it will get easier.
Thanks very much for the reassurance! Feeling a bit better about it now
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