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How long before they ask to go rather than have to be reminded?

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Eminybob Thu 29-Jun-17 17:10:19

Just that really. We are halfway through week 2, ds is almost 3 and doing reasonably well, a couple of accidents. But I do need to keep asking him and reminding him. He is quite good at holding it, but only goes if I ask him if he needs too, and then have a really big one. There have been a couple of "quick quick" moments where he will tell me he's desperate but not consistently or often.

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fizzytonicplease Thu 29-Jun-17 20:22:40

Ds is two and half and we started potty training a couple of months ago. He started telling us after a couple of weeks for a wee and a little while later for a poo ( he used to say his tummy was hungry/bubbly which we soon realised meant he needed a poo).
However when we are out or I know he is distracted and hasn't been for awhile i do ask or if I'm going to the toilet I ask him if he wants to come with me.

Eminybob Thu 29-Jun-17 20:38:46

Thank you for replying! I was running out of toilet based emojis to bump with.

So, a couple of weeks, that's good to know. We are getting there I think, just slowly.

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fizzytonicplease Thu 29-Jun-17 20:43:23

No worries.. I actually started a thread back in March on my old name asking the same thing!
How often are you asking him? At the start I was asking every 30min and we were doing well with one accident every other day, but I felt like I was just constantly asking so after getting advice on the thread I decided to leave it a bit longer each time it meant we had a couple of days of a few more accidents but it also meant DS started asking to go as he knew I was not reminding him and he could then tell himself when it was uncomfortable and he needed to wee.
Hope that makes sense

Eminybob Thu 29-Jun-17 20:54:48

Probably asking him every half hour at the moment. It was every 10 mins at first. I'm dead paranoid that's he'll have an accident. I'm probably driving him nuts with all the asking.
That said though, we were at a toddler group this morning, and I asked him, he said no, so I carried on chatting to another mum (ironically about how well he is doing with potty training blush) and then he had an accident. I think he was too excited to be seeing his friends.

I am still physically putting him on the potty every so often if he hasn't been for a while too, and sometimes he goes, sometimes he doesn't.

I just want to get to the point where I can relax and rely on him to come to me if he needs to go rather than me constantly badgering him.

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fizzytonicplease Fri 30-Jun-17 05:35:56

My DS was exactly is the same, it will come. I still struggle when we are out and he says no to actually believe him as like you say they get to excited with friends.
He sounds like he is doing great and so are you, but they do have to have accidents as annoying as it Is, but then they know if they leave it that late they will feel wet so he learns cause and effect.
It will just suddenly click

fizzytonicplease Fri 30-Jun-17 05:37:35

Don't you just love it when you're telling your friends about how good they have been and then they do the exact oppositesmile

dabbitydibbity Sun 23-Jul-17 15:30:57

I'm quite sure every child is different. My DS actually started telling me on day 2 but I guess it just depends on their personalities. It will come!

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