I have been potty training my DD (2 years) now for just over a month. I have been putting her on the potty every half hour and rewards are given (I went from stickers to smarties pretty quickly!) But in the last week, things have regressed, she only tells me after she's done a wee that she's done one, or sometimes just sits in it and doesn't say a thing! Today alone after I'd sat her on the potty she would go a few minutes later on the floor- am finding it exhausting- all the endless clear ups but want to stick with it as she started off so well. I suppose what I'm really asking is how long can it take for a child to begin to know when they are about to pee? Advice please, or anything that makes me feel better or smile!
How long does it take? For-blooming-ever! I've been training DD since Easter (she was 2 in Dec) and she is still not asking to go to the toilet and doesn't tell me when she's had an accident. We had a minor miracle of a spontaneous, did-it-herself, poo in the potty last week, but other than that, it's been grim. We carry on taking her and cheering when she does it, and hope that eventually she'll make the connection between the feeling and the action.
I just keep telling myself she'll be continent by the time she goes to school...
we still took to toilet but went back to nappies so it wasn't such a negative experience every nappy change we sat on toilet then he decided he didnt want nappies any more and was dry we had potty in every room told him where it was if he went in the room he never told me he just went we left him naked from waist down so easier to get on potty in time
even now at 4 we still put loose shorts on so he can always get there in time he gets too distracted and still needs reminding to go at times