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Would it be a mistake to wait?

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Nonie241419 Sat 15-Feb-14 23:28:37

I have 3 DCs. DC1 potty trained at 3.3 years,basically because I got fed up waiting for him to say he wanted to wear pants. He got it within a few days and was using the toilet rather than a potty (I HATE potties!) by the end of the first week.
DC2 trained at 2.7 at his own insistence. He was brilliant with wees, but took slightly longer (only a week or so though) with poo. Again, he trained straight to the toilet.
DC3 has only just turned 2. She can't reliably get her trousers/leggings/tights off herself yet. She's smaller than her brothers, so getting onto the toilet is an issue. Because of that, I feel that it will be harder to train her now. However, she tells me when she is doing a wee, and sometimes before. She usually tells me before she does a poo. She's interested in sitting on the potty/toilet and actually managed a little poo on the toilet this evening (she tried really hard, bless her!).
Am I doing the wrong thing by delaying training? I'm fundamentally lazy - I've had two children pretty much accident free within a week, I don't want to spend weeks/months cleaning up puddles/piles!

lljkk Sun 16-Feb-14 17:46:28

You could give it 1 week try & if it's hassle then discontinue until later.
I would seize the opportunity of her awareness, she can soon learn to disrobe & unlikely she'll ever go on her own for first 2-3 months, anyway.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 16-Feb-14 17:54:00

Get a stool so she can climb up ok?

I think if she's asking and trying that you should take advantage. There are ways to overcome the problems you for see. It won't e long til she can pull stuff up or down just stick to trackies and loose jeans etc.

lljkk Sun 16-Feb-14 18:04:56

Another vote for stools all mine small for age so had to use them until age 5+.

Nonie241419 Sun 16-Feb-14 21:42:11

We actually have a very manky step in the shed, which I could scrub up for her. I need to purchase more pant for her first, I think, but we'll definitely work towards having a go. I'm a teacher and on half term next week (although annoyingly, my older DC's half term is this week, so will still have to do the school run). We could have a go then.
Thank you all :-)

lljkk Mon 17-Feb-14 09:54:46

If she's tiny then right size pants could be a challenge to find! Good luck, she sounds ready for a try. Don't bother if she can't go at least an hour between wees and can't hold it for at least 2 minutes after realising she needs to go (I'm lazy too). wink

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