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what do you do if you can't stay home?

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HomeyIDrankTheBeer Wed 17-Dec-14 11:02:19

DD is 2y 3m, decided she doesn't like nappies any more and is quite vocal about it too! Will use the potty with encouragement, but she's stopping the wee, getting up to look and sitting down to do a bit more, bless her its cute but I'm worried she'll give herself an infection or something.

Staying home and naked is not an option this week, school runs at the very least and I've got lots of errands/shopping to finish plus I don't need a ton of extra washing right now and car seats/sofas to clean etc. But I don't want to discourage her if she's trying, so what do I do - nappy for in the car? She usually sleeps on the afternoon school run so a nappy is fine for then I guess confused

There's no way she can manage pants/trousers, heaven knows what she'll do when she needs a poo. I've done this twice before but feel like a total novice now, she's way earlier than my other two, DS was 2y9m and DD1 was 3y 2m - we just took their nappy off one day, suggested they use potty/toilet for wee, and they were just ready, straight away with no accidents confused

Even if she gets it straight away, surely Christmas is going to be so exciting it will go a bit wrong, no?

(pull ups not really an option this week, I've got over 100 nappies in the cupboard and replacing them with pull ups now means someone goes without a Christmas gift lol)

mummybare Wed 17-Dec-14 14:58:12

DD made the same decision at a similar age. We put a towel on the car seat and took a portable potty out with us but, actually, she only had two accidents and one of them was at home (until DS came along and she went through a regression, but that's another story...).

Five months later, she still has pull-ups at bedtime and nap times, although she is starting to not want to use them. We call them 'sleep pants'.

mummybare Wed 17-Dec-14 15:00:10

Oh, and I still help her with trousers. Skirts/dresses and leggings she can usually do herself, though.

33goingon64 Wed 17-Dec-14 16:00:15

In these early days she'll be quite keen, before the novelty wears off, so you'll probably be fine with your travel potty. Personally I wouldn't put a nappy on her unless it's a long ish car journey when she might fall asleep - might be confusing?

Kittymum03 Wed 17-Dec-14 17:02:03

Hi,I would say sit her on a towel naked bottom,you can put a nappy on when you need to get out if the car,or leave the nappy on in the car if she's ok with it! but take the pot in the car,ask her before you leave and when you get there and if an accident happens hopefully it's just a towel you need to wash.and I suppose christmas will just be asking her,alot,to make sure you catch them.can you go naked bottom christmas? Probably be a good idea.Let me know how you get on,I've just started but haven't started when going out and about yet!

HomeyIDrankTheBeer Wed 17-Dec-14 21:51:22

Thank you for the advice so far - much appreciated.

Well, I'd say today has been a success overall fgrin. We had about 8 decent sized potty wees, one (huge!) wee on the floor and one damp nappy on waking after her nap this afternoon. Plus a spillage on the stairs when she tried to bring the full potty upstairs to show me hmm. No poo today. So I think she's going to make a proper go of it, it would be mean of me to put her back in nappies after that (except sleeping).

I like the idea of a naked Christmas fwink pretty sure my older ones may want to join in though, they'd happily run about naked all day fgrin I found some Charlie and Lola pants in DD1's outgrown stuff, they went down well, so its all looking positive for now at least!

Kittymum03 Thu 18-Dec-14 05:28:24

Yeh I'm going to do naked christmas : D it's only family around.only reason I haven't started when going out yet is my little ones very young so I was just making sure he was ready,we still do nappys to go out but as soon as we get back he often has a nice wee on the pot.sounds like he's pretty much at the same stage as yours,it's so sweet when they get all exited about it : D I'm looking at getting a poppett for when we go out.

HomeyIDrankTheBeer Thu 18-Dec-14 10:23:38

Yes definitely get one, they're so handy when out (I just keep it in boot of car). Liners you can usually get cheaply from amazon. Even my older DD has used it in the last year.

We should rename it Christm-arse fgrin

Kittymum03 Thu 18-Dec-14 15:30:23

And a merry christmarse to you smile yes it's on our list,pants,poppett & spare trousers smile how did you get on today? Mines been at nursery but he's just been on the potty when we got back.

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