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shufflebum Mon 04-Jul-11 21:49:22

We have started potty training DS (2.3) in a very relaxed way by just having nappy off time when we are at home. About 75% of the time he will wee or poo on the potty or outside if we are playing in the garden. We have experimented with pants but he tends to just wee in them.
He also hates sitting on the loo, I have tried a couple of different seats and without but he just looks so uncomfy. I can't get him to sit far enough back with his legs apart so his penis points down rather than being trapped between his legs.
So questions...
Do I just carry on with nappy off time when we are at home and put a pull up on when we go out/for naps
Go for it and take loads of changes of clothes plus potty out with us
Ignore the loo and just concentrate on the potty or any loo tips!
Use chocolate buttons as a reward/reward chart I'm not really into bribery so not sure how I feel about this but if it helps then I'll go with it!

Final point I'm pregnant, due end of september and we have a 2 week holiday booked in august am I just setting myself up for regression at a later stage?

Sorry for the essay, any advice welcome!

shufflebum Tue 05-Jul-11 07:29:49

bump smile

MissTinaTeaspoon Tue 05-Jul-11 07:37:37

I've got a girl but my friend with a boy puts him on the toilet backwards, ie. facing the cistern, to make sure his willy is contained!grin

I just went for it with dd, I think it's quite confusing for them in be sometimes in a nappy and sometimes not to be honest. Yes there's a LOT of washing for a few weeks but I only put her in a pull up for sleeping. We took a potette (folding potty) everywhere at first and lots of spare clothes. Good luck smile

MissTinaTeaspoon Tue 05-Jul-11 07:38:35

And we used a little sticker book as a reward.

shufflebum Tue 05-Jul-11 09:45:39

Thanks, think we might brave toddler group this morning. I missed getting him out of his night time nappy in time to get his poo on the potty but we've had 2 barebummed wees in the potty so far today. The backwards idea is a good one as then he wouldn't be able to jam his legs together.
We do have one of those folding pottys as a hand me down from someone so will dig it out and take it with us. Wish me luck!

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