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When should we start? Before dc2 arrives or after?
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nearlyreadyforstatelyhomes · 18/05/2014 20:15

DD is 2y5m. we've had a potty for ages and sometimes she's very keen and does a wee on it (mainly before her bath) but then other times we ask her and it's a firm "no". She sometimes asks to sit on the toilet too and seems to see it as a game, but never actually goes. She denies a poo 9 times out of 10 when we ask her but often announces it first thing in the morning if she's done one upon waking.

Recently she's been hating her nappies and would prefer a pull-up bloody Dora so I think she's almost ready. Thing is I think I'd prefer to be at home with her when we start trying and I'm currently working 4-5 days a week. I will be going on mat leave in at 37 weeks (in about 6 weeks time) but not sure if it'll be good to do it then and spend those few weeks before dc2 comes stressing about potty training.. Or whether it will be infinitely harder when we've got a newborn...

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YouAreMyRain · 18/05/2014 20:18

She will probably regress when the baby arrives so either delay it or do it now but be prepared for her to regress and want nappies again.

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SizzlesSit · 18/05/2014 20:24

We started when I was over 6 months pregnant and DS showed signs of being ready. But it wasnt just me but also the nanny when I was at work. We did a light version, starting with a few nappy free hours a day, building up and putting DS back in nappies when we went out etc and it worked really well.

DS2 is now 2 weeks and , touch wood DS1 hasn't regressed. He asks to wear a nappy but accepts that we say no. He only wears nappies for his nap and bedtime now.

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nearlyreadyforstatelyhomes · 19/05/2014 08:49

Well she told DH that she had a wee in the shower last night and then clambered into bed with me this morning and told me she'd had a wee-wee. I asked her if she needed another one and she said all done. I thanked/praised her for telling us....

Half thinking about trying this coming weekend as I'm off Friday so we've got the long weekend to give it a go. However our childcare arrangements are quite complicated (3 sets of grandparents and nursery) so just a bit worried it'll be too different for her in each setting and not confident the gp's will do what I ask but that's a different thread. I might ask nursery what they think as to whether she's ready.

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