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Should I try again (Second attempt)?

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LittleMissProcrastinator Sun 11-Sep-11 14:26:38

DD is 2yrs 10 mnths. she is in nappies at mo but she tells me when she has done wee / poo. do you think I should try again with potty training?
Did try in August but gave up in the end.
If I go for it, does anyone fancy trying with their little one too?
(In need of support) <Needy emoticon> grin

hiccymapops Sun 11-Sep-11 14:30:37

I'll try with you smile ds2 is 2.8, and I thought he was ready a couple of months back, but it didn't go well, so I've been waiting for ds1 to go back to school to start again. Need a kick up the bum to be honest, he starts nursey in january.

LittleMissProcrastinator Sun 11-Sep-11 14:40:07

Hi hiccymapops , I'm a bit like you in that I've been waiting for ds to go back to school too before we tried again.
I might start trying tomorrow cause she is having an afternoon nap at the mo.

hiccymapops Sun 11-Sep-11 20:35:24

My little man was in bed too smile been dd's christening today, so been a bit manic.

Right, starting tomorrow then? Good luck to us both, I'll report how we're getting/not getting on .

LittleMissProcrastinator Mon 12-Sep-11 09:18:37

Morning, smile
Right, I have put her in pants this morning so will report back later on any progress.

hiccymapops Mon 12-Sep-11 09:58:58

Morning smile I think I'm going to have to wait till Wednesday, I didn't think, he's got his first feet group tomorrow morning at school for 1.5 hours, to see nursery and stuff, then we've got to go back in the afternoon to meet ds1's teacher. Might confuse him if I put him in pants today, then a nappy tomorrow, as I don't really want him to worry about anything his first time at school. If I start on Wednesday, he'll have a few days to get used to it (I'm hoping!)

Good luck today smile I'll check to see how it's going.

LittleMissProcrastinator Mon 12-Sep-11 17:27:57

I put her in pants till about 3.00pm. we had one pair of wet pants. I've been too busy to try since, so she has been in a nappy since 3.00pm. Getting a bit late in the day now to try anymore.

aStarInStrangeways Tue 13-Sep-11 09:15:17

hello smile i started potty training my 3yo DS on sunday. so far he is 100% for wees and poos in the potty but only if he has nothing on his bottom half. if i put him in trousers he wees through them and seems to find this very dispiriting. so far he has refused to try wearing pants hmm going to try bribing him to wear pants today and see how it goes.

LittleMissProcrastinator Tue 13-Sep-11 13:11:50

Hello, I haven't tried at all with her today because I have been out all morning so she has a nappy on. I haven't got the energy today to do it (I have anaemia) and the strong wind has worn me out.
I am hopefully going to try again tomorrow morning.

hiccymapops Tue 13-Sep-11 13:39:21

Hello smile

Hope you feel better soon littlemiss, I'm definitely starting tomorrow, I can stay in all day apart from the school run, which is only a five minute walk away (so any accidents will be okay)

I think that's where we struggled before aStar (sorry if I've got your name wrong, I'm on my phone and it's fiddly going back to check) ds2 was doing okay with nothing on his bottom half, but as soon as he had pants and trousers on, he wet them.

I feel like I missed the window with him, if you know what I mean. He seemed really ready to toilet train just as dd was born, he was telling me when he was going, and wanted to try the toilet. But I'd literally just had dd, so it was a bit awkward with a newborn, and I thought I'd give it a month, now he's not interested!! Typical! It was much easier with ds1, when I just had him to focus on.

Good luck to us all smile

aStarInStrangeways Tue 13-Sep-11 14:30:48

That's interesting hiccy as I also have 6 week old DD and I am indeed finding it a PITA to manage everything grin I am in two minds about whether now is the right time, really, as I know he is capable of doing it but not sure whether I am! But now we've started I feel like it would be lame to just quit because it's boring the arse off me it's a bit inconvenient - for all I know he might have suddenly grasped it by the end of this week [ever hopeful emoticon]

hiccymapops Wed 14-Sep-11 09:08:22

Morning smile

Okay, nappy off, here goes..............

aStarInStrangeways Wed 14-Sep-11 09:31:23

good luck hiccy!

we've had a breakthrough here - DS is wearing pants and trousers, on his third set but has successfully managed two wees and a poo on the potty while keeping them dry...i am very proud smile

hiccymapops Wed 14-Sep-11 09:43:03

Ooh good going smile

Ds is currently playing with a train set bottomless, bit concerned what the Asda man will think when the shopping arrives grin Is it too early for wine? grin

aStarInStrangeways Wed 14-Sep-11 09:52:51

grin Don't worry about it, our Ocado delivery bloke and the postman have more than once been subjected to a naked/half naked toddler running down the stairs to see who is at the door.

LittleMissProcrastinator Wed 14-Sep-11 11:24:44

dd is playing in her room and we have been out again this morning so she has a nappy on. (not sure if we will get started today).hmm

hiccymapops Wed 14-Sep-11 14:05:39

Seriously, wine yet?! grin Can't ds2 train ds1, as I've done it once already? grin

Not doing too bad, he's been on his little potty/chair thing, and in the toilet. But it's still a novelty at the minute, so he's getting on every two seconds! Me toilet now, me toilet now......... We now have pants on (well not at the minute, he's in bed, so I've nappied)

School run will be fun smile.

hiccymapops Wed 14-Sep-11 14:06:47

Forgot to congratulate little aStar, a poo is a big step grin.

aStarInStrangeways Wed 14-Sep-11 14:32:09

that's good progress though smile and what do you mean, the younger ones don't just train themselves - you mean i'll have to do this all again? grin

am stunned by DS's progress. he is now taking himself to the potty, pulling his clothes up and down by himself. my little star!

need to go out tomorrow, that will be a big step hmm

LittleMissProcrastinator Wed 14-Sep-11 19:16:25

Do you use nappies at all? or is it pants all the time, even when you go out or on school run?

hiccymapops Wed 14-Sep-11 20:32:29

I know aStar, you'd think doing it once was enough grin You just can't get the bairns nowadays. Sounds like your ds is doing really well, good going smile.

I'm only using nappies for bedtimes. I'm housebounding us for a few days. School run went okay, walking the hounds with daddy before bathtime did not. See how tomorrow goes. Supposed to be going away this weekend, might have to rethink that!

hiccymapops Thu 15-Sep-11 13:15:54

How's everyone doing today? We were fine till I left him outside playing in his sandpit while I fed dd. Lovely present for me in his pants when I went back outside hmm Hope it gets easier, ds1 (5) is bringing a friend home for tea, so it'll be like a madhouse later, I'm going to take headache tablets before I get them grin.

LittleMissProcrastinator Thu 15-Sep-11 13:38:31

Hello, We are off to a late start cause we had visitors this morning.
Nothing happening yet.
Do you try to put them on the potty? cause I guess they just don't know what they are supposed to do.

hiccymapops Thu 15-Sep-11 14:32:43

Hello smile Not sure what you mean? He's going on his potty, and knows what it's for, he's just had a couple of little accidents when he's busy smile

aStarInStrangeways Thu 15-Sep-11 17:29:58

our first outing today, and it was successful! one half-accident in the library cafe (finished off wee in potty), two wees completely in potty while at library, one poo in potty unexpectedly deposited while shopping in Wilkinsons grin meaning I had to come home with a turd in a carrier bag. but at least it was in the potty eh? feel like I have passed some sort of parenting milestone.

oh, and then one set of wet pants at home because he was mid-epic tantrum and got distracted. thankfully the weeing was such a surprise he shut up grin

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