I’m not entirely sure what I was thinking…..I guess it was partly duty and partly caution…my daughter has just turned two and the next (or one of the next) things in her stage of development is toilet training. I believe they say somewhere between 2 and 3 years old.
Now I am not a sucker for following developmental goals to a tee but with my last child, at the stage where he was ready to be potty trained, I was pregnant with this one and just could not be bothered. So I waited. And when I was ready, he wasn’t! He was determined to stay in nappies and told me as much; ‘mummy no I not wee in toilet, I wee in nappy’. Great!
So it took longer than normal and even when he was potty trained he was having accidents. This may partly be down to him (you know his character and what not), but I felt that I played a part in it too. I had allowed him to be fully vocal when I trained him…..no, I won’t be doing that again! They will be potty trained before they can answer me back!
Well, that was the plan….I had no clue that my baby would be fully vocal at 19 months…..hmmmm. Yet she was not ready to be potty trained! So I waited. She turned two and I went for it.
I am a tad impatient when it comes to potty training; none of that putting them in pull ups, using a potty and dragging out the whole experience…no! I go straight into pants, straight to the toilet and I do day and night at once. …And so far so good… Understandably though, I need to be mentally prepared for this.
Sooooo 40 minutes in, four pairs of pants soaked (just how much wee does she have in her?!!) I am beginning to wonder if this is such a good idea.
Seeing as being potty trained is a licence to use loo roll, by the middle of the day we had gone through a whole roll. My daughter, who was clearly finding this very amusing, would just unravel it and run off shouting ‘I’m cleaning it! I’m cleaning my bottom!’
You know what? I’M not ready for this…. So…I have given up and will try again next month. I’ll keep you posted.
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