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Would it be wrong to send dd to nursery in knickers tomorrow?

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Thatsbetter Sun 22-Nov-15 19:12:49

After a few days testing out wee's on the toilet (dd seemed to be more interested in toilet than potty) we went nappy free today and she wore knickers today.
She is nearly 3.

It's been rather more miss than hit and she has had a few accidents straight after me asking her if she wants to go.

She's in nursery tomorrow (she only goes 2 mornings a week), do we plough on to have a decent go at it and send her in knickers or wait until she's at home?

She has quite loose no.2's which makes it extra troublesome blush

NickNacks Sun 22-Nov-15 19:15:45

I think each settings has their own rules. I usually ask that they've had several days in pants before coming to me but I'm a cm and have certain times when I must leave the house and I can't have them peeing down the road, I would have nowhere to change them. I also don't have the option of staying in like a nursery so they may be different. Good luck!

Thatsbetter Sun 22-Nov-15 21:05:28

Yes, I can totally appreciate the practical issues nicknacks (v appropriate name!)

Will see if there's anything on their website about it. I dud mention it last week and they just commented that they'd use a reward chart for her whilst at nursery, no mention of anything else.
I suppose if she was there more often they would be able to guide me a bit more on whether she's ready. I haven't read any books or anything, I just thought I'd give it a go as she's nearly 3.

WinterBabyof89 Sun 22-Nov-15 21:12:42

I'd go for it and send her in with plenty of clean changes of clothes. Got to take the leap sometime!
Must be pretty standard stuff for nurseries to deal with I'd imagine.

Yay for your DD as well smile

CwtchMeQuick Sun 22-Nov-15 21:13:05

Id send her in pants!
Nursery potty trained DS for me. He refused point blank to do it at home but would go with his friends at nursery. He was almost 3.

Maybe put a nappy in her bag in case nursery aren't happy but in my experience they'll just take her when they take other children and it shouldn't be a problem. Pack lots of pants, trousers and socks in her bag. I'd also put her in leggings/trackie bottoms that are easy to get down quickly!

Good luck potty training!

WinterBabyof89 Sun 22-Nov-15 21:14:35

Just to add, my DS potty trained a couple of months before he turned 3 and we just went for it straight away - accidents were rare. Because she's that little bit older she might just take to it straight away (fx)

Andcake Sun 22-Nov-15 21:16:44

I only took ds in nappy free after I'd had a weekend where he had been dry all weekend and we had managed trips out and about.
The first few days he wet himself twice at nursery each morning ( he only goes mornings)
I was about to give up but suddenly he got it.. You need to remember there isn't someone at nursery constantly reminding them on. I was gutted after the first morning when he came home in nappy pants as he had run out of pants in his spare bag but we got there in the end.
Have nursery already been talking to your dd about toilet as thus I think helped

Thatsbetter Sun 22-Nov-15 22:43:07

She is older than most kids starting potty training but she really didn't seem to get it today! She's happy to sit on the toilet and do a little wee and she can talk me through it all (wipe, flush, wash hands) but she did no.1 and no.2 in her knicks straight after me asking her if she wanted to go and her saying 'no'

She also doesn't seem bothered at the wet/soiled underwear.

She has also seen all the other kids going at nursery. She watches me on a regular basis blush. I think it still seems like an alien concept to her though.

She's been a brilliant sleeper and eater (the two big parental challenges up until now) so I think this is the area where she is going to put me through my paces this time hmm

I think I'll send her in nicks with loads of changes and pull ups in case they want to put her in them.

SuburbanRhonda Sun 22-Nov-15 22:46:15

Page one and a stealth boast about potty training earlier than the OP's DC already.


ninja Sun 22-Nov-15 22:47:23

To be honest it might be worth waiting until she's ready then. Dd2 showed no interest in potties until the day she decided to train and we had very few accidents.

ninja Sun 22-Nov-15 22:49:35

Saying that nursery potty trained dd1 which was really convenient!

TheNumberfaker Sun 22-Nov-15 23:00:39

I would send her in pull-ups. What's the rush?

Avebury Sun 22-Nov-15 23:03:44

She really doesn't sound ready to me - I'd wait a bit longer. Do you have a stretch of time home over Christmas?

Thatsbetter Sun 22-Nov-15 23:28:12

There's no rush but she's going up to preschool in a couple of weeks and will be the only one in nappies there so I suppose I am feeling some parental guilt. It's been on mind but we moved house in the summer and her brother has autism so takes up much of my time and energy so it kept going on the back burner.

I had the impression that pull ups = unnecessary dithering and would drag things out more hmm but we have got some so can send her in them.

I was once advised by a cm to just give potty training a go as some children do fine even if not previously displaying the signs of being ready.

We could give it a go over Christmas but will be busy with visitors/visiting people and with lots of exciting stuff going on I'd imagine she will be even less inclined to let me know if she wants to go.

Shall I give it a couple of days to see if the penny drops? If not I can just keep trying every couple of months.

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