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How did you encourage your dc to pee/poo on the potty?

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lottytheladybird Sun 07-Jul-13 13:48:02

I put my ds in pants for the first time this morning. I've put him on a potty and on a training seat over the loo, but he wouldn't pee and has been holding it in. As soon as I put him in pull ups this afternoon for his nap, he let go straightaway. Any tips on how I can encourage my ds to eliminate in the potty would be gratefully received. Thank you! (I think it's going to be one long summer!)

hermioneweasley Sun 14-Jul-13 21:07:32

Lotty, I have heard before that toilet training is a social skill, and linked to language development (I think it was Tanya Byron). Is it possible the he just isn't ready?

Choccywoccydodah Mon 15-Jul-13 10:19:09

I don't blame you lotty. We've done a week, and this morning I've put ds back in nappies. He was doing sooooooo well, but I've just decided he's not ready. He's got the grasp of it, and in the car and out he was fantastic, but I think he's just too young at the moment.

Going back on what I said about the weather, I think we may just try him in the cooler months tbh, he'll be drinking a lot less, therefore less accidents and he'll be able to communicate more.

I've just bought Pirate Petes potty training for boys too, so will read that to him over the next few months to try and get the grasp.

Good luck next time x

iamsoi Mon 15-Jul-13 11:48:29

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lottytheladybird Tue 16-Jul-13 14:56:25

Thanks, Choccy. smile Good luck to you next time, too! It was really nice chatting to you during our week of potty training.

I feel so much more relaxed now, now that ds is back in nappies!

lottytheladybird Tue 16-Jul-13 14:59:24

Hermione, that does make sense. That would mean that that ds isn't ready, which is what we suspected. We thought it would be worth giving a go though, as he's three.

TurnipIsTaken Fri 19-Jul-13 02:52:29

Lotty I tried ds a few weeks ago and it was a disaster. But just 2 or 3 weeks has made such a difference. He'll get there!

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