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Who knew potty training was such a minefield?! And we haven't even started yet!

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pasbeaucoupdegendarme Tue 18-Mar-14 14:47:52

Dd's (20mo) childminder thinks she is ready to try potty training. She is a fab childminder and has three children of her own, so I am willing to take her advice. Dd is very verbal and, in the cm's words, "very switched on" so I am happy to give it a go.

Well...! I thought I'd just get a potty and go with the flow, so to speak. I kid you not, I have spent the last five nights researching different potties, pros and cons of different loo seats, blah blah blah. I think DH and I have come to the monumental decision about which potty to buy.

Now I find I am trawling the internet looking for advice on training nappies. I had (along with the "we'll buy a basic potty" thought) assumed I would take dd to choose some knickers and we'd be away. Ooooh, more fool me. Do we need training nappies? Normal knickers? Extra specially expensive things from jojo that look like normal knickers but have a bit of absorbency?

Please help! I am dreaming of potty training right now and it's not healthy!

bunnyfrance Wed 19-Mar-14 11:11:16

You're over-thinking all this...just get normal knickers...if she's ready, it won't take long, and if she's not ready, just shelve the idea for later. She is on the young side. And she might just go straight to using the loo and skip your much thought-about potty grin

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Wed 19-Mar-14 23:13:26

grin Ahhh... words of wisdom.

Over thinking? Moi?!

BikeRunSki Wed 19-Mar-14 23:22:49

Basic potty
Pants with Peppa Pig/Thomas/whoever she wants on
Stickers and or chocolate buttons
If she is ready it'll take less than a week
If you are still struggling after a week then stop and try again in a couple if months.

This worked for both mine, though ds was quite old (
at 2.8. Dd was 2.3. She told me " pants today" and that was that.

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