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Cuppatea14 Wed 02-Aug-17 12:45:19

Hey, anyone used this book and had success? I like the overall ethos of it but curious to hear if people have had any luck/issues actually following it. Will be training DD this weekend - the joy.

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teaandbiscuitsforme Wed 02-Aug-17 13:52:52

Yes me! Can't recommend it enough. I trained DD in Feb when she was 22mo and I also had 6 week old DS so it was hardly great timing but it honestly wasn't so bad.

A few people on here have used Oh Crap recently so post any questions. I had a friend who recommended it and it was great to be able to text and ask if we were on the right track!

Good luck! smile

Cuppatea14 Wed 02-Aug-17 14:51:30

Thanks tea, we tried training back in May the old fashioned way (sticking her on the loo every 20 minutes and hoping for the best) and she hated it, I reckon this approach will suit her better. We were hoping to bypass the potty and just use a loo insert, I know Jamie's not a fan but potty's are gross. Do you reckon it'll be a problem from your experience? (We have a downstairs loo so I'm hoping we can manage it)

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teaandbiscuitsforme Wed 02-Aug-17 15:21:06

No I don't think it's a problem at all. How old is she? You just need to make sure the toilet is easily accessible independently- IKEA have a great 2 step step if you need something. We started on the potty but quickly mixed the two and for the last few months my DD has only used the toilet.

auberginesandcourgettes Wed 02-Aug-17 21:24:12

Yes, we're on day 5 with DS (2.11). This book gave me the confidence to just go for it, despite DS having shown no interest in the potty, and I've been surprised by just how well he has done. I really liked the no pressure approach to it - trying to force DS to sit on a potty really didn't work, but waiting until he actually weed and then putting him on meant he got it straight away. On day 1 he then just started taking himself to the potty, sometimes with a casual reminder from us.

Unfortunately we have abandoned the commando stage, as DS got a little too comfortable being naked, and was rejecting trousers, but excited about wearing underpants. So he is mostly in just underpants at home, and with shorts on top when out. Still going well despite that though.

Ecureuil Wed 02-Aug-17 21:29:24

Yes we did it with DD2 at 22 months. Highly recommend it! We used a potty for the first 2 days then she decided she'd rather use the toilet so she's used it ever since. She's been trained for about 2.5 months now.
I found the process much easier than the 'bribe with chocolate' method I used for DD1.

Cuppatea14 Thu 03-Aug-17 13:06:23

Thanks all the the feedback, feel like in armed and ready for battle this weekend (there is no try...) Will keep you posted (in between freaking out my 2yr old by stalking her every move... )

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Cuppatea14 Sat 05-Aug-17 18:42:26

Just thought I'd post a quick update. DD has done great, she held her wee until around 2pm 😮 And then finally did it in the toilet. Lots of wees in the loo since then and no accidents, she's so proud of her little self. She's even self-initiating which is brilliant. No poos so far, that's tomorrow's battle. Think I may as well stick a pair of leggings on her tomorrow and move to Block 2?

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drspouse Sat 05-Aug-17 21:11:25

We used it and it worked well at first and DD got up to about 80% (higher with a day with just me).
Now it's all gone massively downhill but we are talking MONTHS later, when she had cracked it. So I'm not sure it's related to the initial method.

Nan0second Sat 05-Aug-17 21:14:45

We used it at just turned 2. It was brilliant. We stuck a skirt on in day 2. Didn't go to underpants until week 3.
I would recommend it to absolutely everyone.

Nan0second Sat 05-Aug-17 21:15:41

Cuppa: defo move to block 2. I would recommend really loose joggers or a skirt to start the morning with.

drspouse Sat 05-Aug-17 21:25:32

Here's my thread of despair.

drspouse Sat 05-Aug-17 21:27:16

(Oh and American poster on FB is now telling me my DD needs an x-ray. Yeah I can just seem my GP going for that...)

teaandbiscuitsforme Sun 06-Aug-17 14:17:59

Hope today is going as well as yesterday Cuppa!

Cuppatea14 Sun 06-Aug-17 23:33:32

Hey, Day 2 went good, poor thing was a bit miserable with needing a poo and just not being able so we had a couple of wobbles with her wanting her nappy back, but we persevered and she finally managed to do the deed, she was delighted with herself smile

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newbian Fri 18-Aug-17 08:28:25

Planning to do this in about a month when DD is 23 months (as I'll have a few days off work). Have the Oh Crap book on hand.

Question - how long do we need to plan to stay at home? If I start on a Saturday can we go out on Monday? I can't really figure out how long I'm going to need to have her commando and next to a toilet/potty from what I've read so far. Thanks!

drspouse Fri 18-Aug-17 08:37:30

The book says plan at least a long weekend - I think 4th of July is the most common weekend to try in the US and here, probably either May or August bank holiday!

teaandbiscuitsforme Fri 18-Aug-17 09:13:58

It depends what you mean by going out I suppose.

With my DD, we started on Saturday, by the after she was in the garden. Sunday she went on little outings down the street on her bike/scooter. Monday, I don't think we went far but it was February! Tuesday we went to the supermarket, Weds Ikea, Thursday playgroup, etc. So it kind of built up throughout the week.

newbian Fri 18-Aug-17 09:17:52

Thanks drspouse I'm timing it for when I'll have a 3 day weekend (not in US or UK) and also DD will be off nursery that week.

teaandbiscuitsforme I do mean literally leaving the house other than playing in the garden! Seems like for the first full 2-3 days I'm going to be trapped at home.

thenewaveragebear1983 Fri 18-Aug-17 09:29:28

Interested in this method so I'm going to follow..... However, from my brief skim read- are all the successes at under 2 all girls/dd's? Is that coincidental do you think?

My Ds (3rd child) is 22.5 months. He is making some of the signs to be ready(ish) such as recognising wet/dirty on hands and clothes, he can say the words he'd need to to train. We missed the boat with ds1 and he was then over 3 and about to attend nursery before we finally got him trained and I'd like to avoid that again. But wondering if 22.5 months is too young for a boy?

teaandbiscuitsforme Fri 18-Aug-17 09:31:15

I think if everything's ok, you could pop to the shops, quick trip to the park or something. My DD was 22mo but I also had 6 week old DS and it was Feb so I was unlikely to be going out as much as I would normally! DD has always been so much easier out of the house and we're always going somewhere, but it really didn't feel like we were too tied to being in after day 1.

teaandbiscuitsforme Fri 18-Aug-17 09:33:56

bear My friend used it with her DS when he was 24mo. Worked almost instantly! She would've done it a few weeks earlier but because of work etc she couldn't fit it in until it was around his birthday.

Have you read Oh Crap? Because my advice would be read the book, see what you think and I'd probably say go for it!

drspouse Fri 18-Aug-17 09:35:04

The author has two sons I think. There's also a FB group with lots of mums of boys.

Ecureuil Fri 18-Aug-17 09:37:06

We did one day completely at home. Second day I had to do pre school run for older DD, and we also went to the park. Back to normal schedule on day 3. She was 22 months at the time.

Ecureuil Fri 18-Aug-17 09:38:14

thenewaveragebear1983 I used this method after seeing the success of my friend who trained her DS at 20 months.

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