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Just starting - is this normal??

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WeAreStars Sun 05-Mar-17 09:06:43

I have just started potty training my 33 month old and luckily she is very enthusiastic about it all and is more than happy to sit on her potty. However I'm not sure about her physical readiness. This morning she did 6 little wees on her potty in the space of 2 hours and still weed in her pull up whilst she was drinking milk. Is this normal?

FiveMinutesAlone Sun 05-Mar-17 09:16:58

The number of wees sounds like quite a lot. DS1 and DS2 both started potty training around 3 years, and they'd both go a while between wees - one big wee in 2 hours would have been more normal for them than lots of little wees in 2 hours.

Weeing in pull ups - normal. They're very like nappies, and to begin with, both DS1 and DS2 treated them like nappies, so would do wees and poos in them without even trying to use the potty. They didn't get on with potty training until we switched completely to pants during the day.

SorrelSoup Sun 05-Mar-17 09:21:06

I think they like to wee lots as it's a novelty. I would be using pants though. Ditch the pull ups. Just lots of spare clothes. I think they need to feel the wetness.

TittyGolightly Sun 05-Mar-17 09:21:40

If you're going to do it, ditch the pull ups.

Who decided now was the right time to start? You or her?

EsmesBees Sun 05-Mar-17 09:26:52

We started yesterday too and I was surprised by the frequency of the wees. But I think in our case once she got the idea of using the potty she was so pleased with herself she didn't empty her bladder completely, so would need to go again shortly after. Mine is only 24m so am going to see how it goes today, and may go back to nappies for a bit if she's going too often.

drspouse Sun 05-Mar-17 09:28:25

I think they can also be a bit impatient when they first start! So they think they've finished but they find they need to do more.
Agree re pull ups - they are just nappies.

Stepmum123 Thu 09-Mar-17 18:43:56

Totally agree with SorellSoup ditch the pullups. The fact that she went 6 times and did them all in the potty demonstrates a good level of basic understanding which is really positive she just needs to feel the wetness when she's not actively thinking about the potty. It will come. Wet clothes are a pain but a necessary step smile

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