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How the hell am I supposed to potty train when she can't take her nappy off?!

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Ivortheengine8 Sat 27-Aug-11 15:55:18

I'm really p*ssed off with DH.
I have been working hard all week to potty train our daughter and she is doing well but as soon as DH comes in he tells her to get a nappy on.
Now this weekend he has told me he doesn't want her going around without a nappy on (she has had a couple of accidents on the floor which is inevitable no?) because he doesnt want her doing anything on the floor.

So what am I supposed to do now?
Just leave it?
If I leave it until she is older surely she will still have accidents at first

I'm sick and tired of his nit picking as it is going on about how I put her nappy on after 2 years of me changing DD and him doing it about 10 times since she was born.

What shall I do?

Ivortheengine8 Sat 27-Aug-11 15:56:30

ps : It's not like she is constantly going all over the floor, she just has the odd accident which I clean up straight away.

TimeWasting Sat 27-Aug-11 15:57:34

How old is she?

PattySimcox Sat 27-Aug-11 15:58:07

Would pull ups be a good compromise? She can pull them up but they will catch anything that would otherwise go on the floor?

hayleysd Sat 27-Aug-11 15:58:23

Pull ups?

Ivortheengine8 Sat 27-Aug-11 16:01:07

I have had some pull ups before and she takes them off like she does her nappy but maybe I should try them again and see how we get on/
She is 23 months timewasting, is it too early?

HoneyPablo Sat 27-Aug-11 16:02:06

Pull-ups or knickers would be the answer.

belgo Sat 27-Aug-11 16:05:41

Have you got pull-ups?

If you say she is doing well, I would continue with the potty training.

TimeWasting Sat 27-Aug-11 16:07:49

I didn't try with DS till he was a bit older, but decided that if after 5 days I hadn't seen a good improvement, it was back in nappies, which is what happened.

When we tried about three months later, it was a mixed bag of good and bad for three or four days, and the next day he completely cracked it.

Whether it's too early or not depends entirely on the child of course, but mopping up wee for weeks is pointless, when you can just leave it longer and have it done in a few days.

Ivortheengine8 Sat 27-Aug-11 16:11:32

Not at the moment Belgo, although I have used them in the past, I just didn't really think to try it this time !!
How long should it take if the child is responding well would you say?

Ivortheengine8 Sat 27-Aug-11 16:14:47

She has done wees in the potty and knows it is there,even likes to sit on it. She says 'wee wee' and 'poo poo' and 'wet' when she has done something either in her nappy when it is on or in the potty.
If she has a nappy on though, she does take it off herself if it is wet and sometimes without me knowing which is when the accidents happen too.

HoneyPablo Sat 27-Aug-11 16:18:54

If the child is ready then you can crack it ina couple of days. I am a nursery nurse and have helped potty train loads of children. It is much easier to wait until they are really ready.
Signs to look for
nappies being dry for longer periods
child telling you they have wet or soiled
child doing a wee when sat on potty
child doing a poo at a regular time, eg straight after breakfast
child wanting to sit on potty
If she is not showing any of these signs then it will do her no harm whatsoever to leave her in nappies for a while longer.
I do firmly believe that a child does need to have accidents as part of the learning process. Maybe try her in knickers and trousers if you feel she is ready. That way she is not going to wee all over the floor as much.

Ivortheengine8 Sat 27-Aug-11 16:39:22

Thanks Honey. I have dc 2 due in October as well, do you think she would regress?

HoneyPablo Sat 27-Aug-11 16:44:52

Some degree of regression is really common with potty training anyway. The child just gets a bit lazy, it's not new, they are not so keen, they just seem to lose a bit of focus. They over-estimate how long they can leave it before they really need to go. It's all part of the learning process.

barnowl Sun 28-Aug-11 17:37:21

I use reuseable 'pull ups' from mothercare they look just like knickers but are waterproof. They are a little pricey but it means they feel wet and if they do a big wee thier clothes get a bit damp but no puddles. They might be a good compromise in your situation.

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