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First day - lots of questions for you!

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sophied1983 Wed 17-Apr-19 15:11:36

We've been reading potty books. She has some Paw Patrol and Hey Duggee knickers. She's been excited about being a big girl and doing wees and poos in the potty like Princess Polly.

So we start potty training today. She cries when the knickers went on, won't sit on the potty and gets upset when I say we should try sitting on there.

Do we just keep going?

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cookielove Wed 17-Apr-19 15:25:32

How old is she?

I wouldn't say give up straight away, i would try for 3-7 days if no progress try again another time!

cookielove Wed 17-Apr-19 15:26:01

And that was one question grin

sophied1983 Wed 17-Apr-19 15:52:31

She'll be three in Sept.

In the mornings, should you take the nappy off as soon as they're up?

And in the evenings she has bath, puts PJs/nappy on and has milk in the lounge watching one of her programmes before bed. Still okay to do that or should she be nappy free until just before bed?

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Hunkyd0ry Wed 17-Apr-19 16:00:27

We started last Tuesday and today is my DD’s second dry day.
We used the “Oh crap” book as I didn’t know where to start.
Day 1- naked, she started to pee and I’d put her on the potty. Lots of pee- not fun!
Day 2- naked, did everything in the potty
Day 3-5 trousers no knickers. But hit and miss but started to get it
Day 6+ 1 or 0 accidents, started going out and about.
I don’t know if this is usual or a bit slower that what’s expected. DD is 2.
It was tough at the time but looking back it seems fine!!

Hunkyd0ry Wed 17-Apr-19 16:01:29

I take her nappy off upstairs.

Bedtime, nappy on for milk and stories.

That’s what’s we’ve been doing.

MadeForThis Wed 17-Apr-19 16:09:24

Give her a try for another day or two. If not wait. Don't cause her any distress. Plenary of time to do it in the summer.

My dd was 3 last sept and we did it in July. Wee's were very quick. Poohs took a month.

We did loads of silly stuff like a wee wee dance. And a chocolate button every time she got some in the potty.

teaandbiscuitsforme Wed 17-Apr-19 16:31:18

I'm on my second child using Oh Crap. I'd ditch the knickers. No bottoms for today and then loose leggings/joggers/pjs without underwear for the next couple of days. Also don't try to sit her on the potty. Look for the sign she's about to wee and move her to the potty until she realises she's actually seeing.

teaandbiscuitsforme Wed 17-Apr-19 16:31:58

Sorry, no knickers for the next couple of weeks!

99calmbeforethestorm Wed 17-Apr-19 16:35:39

No crap method worked for us. Definitely not bottoms, don’t keep asking her if she needs a wee or make her sit on the potty, occasionally say the potty is over there for when you need it.

No knickers for the first 6 weeks.

TillyTheTiger Wed 17-Apr-19 16:40:05

'Oh crap' worked for us too. Naked for a day or two, stay near the potty and sit her on it as soon as she starts to wee. She'll get there.

teaandbiscuitsforme Wed 17-Apr-19 16:41:35

Also, nappy off as soon as you wake up (DS is resisting this part hmm) and ideally put the night nappy on just before bed. At the moment we're doing nappy, story, bed but I definitely wouldn't put a nappy on for downstairs. Try to make them just a sleep thing.

sophied1983 Wed 17-Apr-19 16:55:22

She didn't want to be naked on the bottom half, insisted on leggings. Not sure whether to just leave it for a while. Feeling a bit flat after today.

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teaandbiscuitsforme Wed 17-Apr-19 16:58:14

Have you got a way of reading an e book? If so I'd download Oh Crap and see what you think. It's not very long at all and you only need to read the first few chapters to get the main ideas.

Indecisivelurcher Wed 17-Apr-19 19:52:43

Try a dress with nothing on her bottom half?

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