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    Potty Training

    I was going to wait to have a go at potty training in May when I finish work to start cleaning and packing up. However it seems that Littlest Gonzo may have other ideas.

    Most of this week she has insisted on going nappyless apart from at night. She literally screams the place down during the day if you go near her with a nappy. There has been a couple of times where she has had no choice but to wear one because we were travelling long distance (for Cyprus). Anyway, so far everything has been very very hit and miss she has poo'd and pee'd in her potty a few times but there have been more times where she has sat on the pot and then got off, gone into the kitchen and wee'd on the floor.

    My question is do I persevere when I go back to work this week or do I wait until I finish and have a good crack at it on my own?
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    I've been told to crack on ....otherwise they sort of get "lazy" with it.............hard work, but think about the money you save on nappies....plenty of bottles of wine x
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    Kitty has a bladder and bowel condition that we've been trying to regulate for years, recent clinic appointment I was told not to give her the following....

    Citrus fruits, juices, jellies made with Orange, basically no citrus at all, in any form anytime.
    Pineapple, the same, no juices, sweets, treats the works.
    Blackcurrant juice.
    Fizzy pop.
    Chocolate.

    24 hours later we had our first completely dry day EVER (Kitty is 6 years old and has never had proper control.) and here we are 4 weeks post appointment, we've had a few accidents, but nothing major and we're talking about going pull-up less at night!

    The listed foods, and a few others that will be specific to each child, irritate the lining of the bladder and cause it to empty without warning.

    Might be worth looking at not giving them while training, or on long journeys.

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    Gonzo - definitely persevere. I cocked up with DS cos when he was showing interest in using the potty and not having a nappy on in the summer, I didn't take the chance cos we had too much to do and too many places to go that involved being out of the house. He's now lost interest completely and it's going to be a struggle to get him done before the baby comes.

    If she's wanting to use the potty, do it, even if she has accidents. They'll stop soon enough. Girls seem to be more receptive to reward charts etc so maybe do one of them for everytime she hits the potty?
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    Ok, will have a go then. I am a bit nervous as it has been ages since I last potty trained a child (9 years). She loves getting stickers and that has worked quite well for her so far, so will continue in that vain for now.
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    I always thought potty training was finding the right time (for both of you although you do have to be pretty child-led to start with I think) and then never go back. I think it sends confusing messages to swap between nappies and knickers but then again, what do I know, I'm not exactly a child psychologist, I haven't a clue what my eldest is imagining most days. I can read the boy-child like a book though!

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    She is obviously ready to try if she is refusing to wear nappy, just keep spare clothes with you, my 2 girls were both brill eldest was dry with in 7 days day and night she was nearly 2 youngest was 2 1/2 and took week day and two weeks night, the lad middle brat is 6 now and still not dry at night he can go a week without wetting and other times he is soaked so we off to see someone about it,
    Good luck and hope she is quick

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    My youngest did this after just turning 2. Now, 3 months on, she's doing brilliantly. We were going to do it over Christmas so hubby and I could spend the time doing it, but one morning early November she just point blank refused. Went a bit backwards after my dad died just before christmas, but my childminder persevered and she's not had an accident for about 3 weeks now.
    My childminder bought some chocolate eggs (the mini egg style) and every time she went on the potty she was allowed an egg. If she did a poop she was allowed 2. She spent 2 days sitting on the potty doing nothing just to get the chocolate eggs!!!!
    We've even done it with long drives here and there, we put the potty in the car, and a towel in her car seat, but we've only had a couple of accidents when she's been sleeping in the car. She still wears a nappy at night, she's not ready for that yet!

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    Thought I'd revive this. Little tree is at nappy refusal stage. I've brought out the big boy pants (2 accidents in 20 mins oops lol) but I'm not sure what to do about the school run. Its 20 mins each way and I don't drive so 40 mins in the buggy for little dude. I would like to bite the bullet and get rid of nappies if he doesn't want them but if he wees 10 mins into the journey he'd have to stay in a wet buggy for another 30 mins ....any suggestions/solutions?

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    How about the terry towelling trainer pants for school run only? They look like big boy pants so don't confuse as much as putting him in pullups or back in a nappy.

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    If it is any consolation Miss Gonzo has gone into nappies again because I don't think she was anywhere near ready. going to give it another go next month when I can dedicate all day every day to it.
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    DS still in nappies too and he's 3 in a fortnight Crappy cold weather has meant that getting him done before the baby comes hasn't happened but tbh he's showing no interest in pants and gets quite upset when I suggest that he wears them so not pushing it. Hoping that seeing the baby getting his bum changed will prompt him to want to be a big boy but we'll see. He's been very slow with other bits of his development so it could be that he's going to be a bit behind here too.

    Not sending him to nursery this autumn unless he's done cos it's my job not theirs but have found out that he won't be starting school in Scotland until August 2014 cos of when his birthday is so will all work out in the end!

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    That's my problem gonz. I don't have a time when I can dedicate all day every day to it. I have to take big tree to and from school so we have 40 mins twice a day. And I have to deliver him to youth club and swimming lessons 2 days a week as well so little tree is at a bit of a disadvantage.

    I think I was maybe hoping there was some sort of pram liner I could buy that I could just quickly remove and change little trees clothing and be off again.

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    not pramliner , but take two towels ( on in the pram) an them changing matts you can get from pampers and a change of clothes or two

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    Quote Originally Posted by padme View Post
    not pramliner , but take two towels ( on in the pram) an them changing matts you can get from pampers and a change of clothes or two
    That's exactly what I was thinking too padme
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    Mothercare sell these 'hippychick' flat sheets. They are cotton but with a waterproof inner. Because of the design they are really easy to cut up and seam round. We have quite a few of these in 'cotbed' size and several more that I have cut up for other purposes.

    The smaller ones sit on the car seat. The bigger ones sit on the bed. We have a waterproof sheet, then a jersey fitted sheet, then I pop one of these hippychick sheets on the top and tuck it down one side, that way if Little Miss has an accident (3 nights out of every 5 at the moment - she won't wear nappies any more though) we can just whip off the top waterproof sheet and replace it without having to unmake the whole bed in the middle of the night. (I like to keep the fitted waterproof sheet as well as she tends to wiggle arround and sometimes she misses the top sheet).

    They wash at 60 degrees, and I've used them constantly for all sorts of things ever since Little Miss was born. I even turned one into an ultra thin changing mat ready for the apperence of Teeny Weeny (June hopefully).
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