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Is this normal? Never potty trained a girl before.

(6 Posts)
Themobstersknife Tue 29-Jan-13 21:06:25

I think its quite common for girls to dribble a bit. DD2 did this a little. You need to get her to lean forward whilst she is weeing to empty her bladder properly. Or she might not be quite ready.

RunningOutOfIdeas Tue 29-Jan-13 21:02:27

Older children do make it harder. Bed mats sounds a good idea. I bought a special little mat designed for car seats but the bed mat is probably cheaper (wish I had thought of that).

Could you also take a potty in the car and put your DD on it a couple of times when you are out?

NickNacks Tue 29-Jan-13 19:12:58

Sorry just read that back and it sounds like I'm being arsey!

I'm not and thank you for your help smile

NickNacks Tue 29-Jan-13 19:10:06

I might have to improvise and use some of those pampers bed mats for the car seat then. I have two older children who obviously need taking to school and clubs so don't have a choice about leaving the house.

RunningOutOfIdeas Tue 29-Jan-13 18:35:02

I think it will be best to wait until you have at least 3 days without long journeys. Switching between knickers and nappy could be confusing.

I toilet trained DD1 at a similar age, started on a Saturday with no plans to go anywhere for the entire weekend.

NickNacks Tue 29-Jan-13 18:26:35

Dd is 2 and 5 months, excellent speech and able to recognise when she needs poo so thought we'd give potty training a go today.

So all morning she stayed dry and had two wees in the potty. At lunchtime we had to go in the car for 45 mins so I put a nappy on her.

When we got back i changed her into knickers but she just dribbled/leaked constantly. Changed several times as obviously uncomfortable but no full on accidents. In the end she cried and wanted her nappy back on so I did.

Is this a sign her muscles aren't strong enough yet? Shall I try again or leave it for now?

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