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Potty training on a day out

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Upex · 02/09/2022 22:01

We are planning on going to London soon my daughter has been potty training for a week now I’m not sure how we carry on potty training on a day out? Do I carry the potty around London which seems like a big hassle or do I pop her back in nappy’s for just one day as I know if we don’t take a potty it might not be as easy to find a toilet close by

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Pegsmum · 02/09/2022 22:07

Take a folding potty and put nappy pants on. Pottiagogo potties are really light and compact and have disposable liners. Good luck!

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MummyElsie · 03/09/2022 06:39

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pompomseverywhere · 03/09/2022 06:58

To be honest as it's only been a week of training and it's a big day out in london I'd stick nappies back on her as I wouldn't want the hassle of the potty and potential accidents now it's colder too.

If it was a regular weekly outing I'd say stick with the training and take a cheap small potty in a designated rucksack or cloth bag. I've seen the foldable ones and travel ones but I didn't invest as it's such a short time that we need it.

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gogohmm · 03/09/2022 07:05

Pull ups are the answer and keep taking her to the toilet every 90 mins or so

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Dinoteeth · 03/09/2022 07:06

Can you not postpone the day out? Another week or two and she'll give you a bit more warning.

But if you can't then it's either take a potty or be prepared to hold her over a drain, easier to find than a toilet with 10 seconds notice.

Take plenty changes of clothes.

Putting her back in nappies / pull-ups could be a major step backwards and really confuse her.

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Goldbar · 03/09/2022 07:21

Depending on where you're visiting, pop her in nappy pants for the day and try to take her to the toilet regularly. I can think of lots of places in London where pulling out a potty would not be appropriate (outdoor parks fine though) and, if you're travelling by train or bus, she needs to be wearing a nappy if she's at all unreliable and likely to have an accident as you can't just leave her to potentially wet the seats.

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GlumyGloomer · 03/09/2022 07:45

How old is she? I think the 'get confused' type warning applies to younger kids. Both mine have been trained later (3-3 1/2) and were perfectly capable of understanding using a nappy for a specific event.

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CroccyWoccy · 03/09/2022 08:08

I know you can’t always plan these things but honestly I’d not do a day out in London after a week of potty training if I could help it. I think most children improve rapidly in the stretches they can manage between going to the toilet and how much warning they give you.

I had one of these folding potties which fitted into a backpack easily, which was very helpful for a while for emergencies and when having to use a “big toilet” out and about:

www.amazon.co.uk/OXO-Tot-2-Potty-Travel/dp/B0771FFJ22?tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21

But by and large we had a month or so where we kept planned activities a bit more low-key and planned trips out around toilet breaks.

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Upex · 03/09/2022 09:12

We can’t postpone the trip unfortunately it’s for my daughters birthday and she’s seeing blippi in the theatres so I think putting on training pants and still offering the toilet will be the best bet

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EllieMummy5 · 09/09/2022 08:33

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Upex · 09/09/2022 10:39

@EllieMummy5 it went perfectly she wore a pull-up and it was dry the whole day we offered the toilet every time one was near and she would happily have a wee since then we would say she is now fully potty trained

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EllieMummy5 · 10/09/2022 08:57

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Upex · 10/09/2022 10:59

We used Tescos own brand pull ups

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