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#1 Mose

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

DS is 25mo.  He is very advanced verbally for his age (talks in 6/7 word sentences, knows hundreds of words, knows his colours etc) so it makes it easy to discuss TT with him.

I have gone the "undies all day every day except for sleep time" method.  I realise its not everyone's cup of tea, but it made sense to me, and also suits my personality type (go hard at something, see if it works, if not, retreat, lick wounds, try again later!!)

He has been sitting on the toilet at daycare and doing wees for sometime.  Often sits on potty or toilet for us, but seldom does  anything while he's there.

He isn't too keen on sitting on the potty or toilet, but has got more excited about it since we created a little basket of special "potty toys".

So, we are at the end of day three, and he seems happy, but seriously has only weed in the toilet or potty three times in that time, and has had I don't know how many accidents.  A lot!

This makes me think he's not really ready.

But on the other side
- he has numerous times indicated he is about to wee or poo and we just haven't got him there quite in time
- he is not asking for his nappies back, which he is well capable of doing if it was what he wanted

It's back to work and daycare on Wed, so, do I go another day on the basis that it might start coming together, or do I abandon the mission and try again in a month or two (probably closer to two as we are going on hols next month).

Thoughts?

#2 elizabethany

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

I am not an expert, and am going to try mine next week, but the fact you get warning is a really good sign to continue.  When they are first starting, you often get very little warning, it takes time to learn to feel it earlier.

I would keep going, it soulds like he is on the right track.

#3 her mum

Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

Why does going to daycare present a problem?

DD trained at 18 months and went to daycare two days a week with no break. They worked with us.

#4 Mose

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

Daycare have actually been really supportive.  His main carer is convinced he is ready, and happy for "a few accidents"...but seriously we are talking more than 10 in a day at the moment.

Was ready to throw in the towel when I made my original post.

Things have looked up since because
a) DH came home - a problem shared and all that; and
B) DS took himself to the potty and did a great big wee about half an hour after my original post.  Sure he still had his undies on at the time, but it is definitely what I call progress!

#5 HIH.GD.Isolabella

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:20 PM

When TT the boys it was

Day 1-2 piddle everywhere
Day 3-4 realising needed to go but often just no enough time in getting pants down so accident around toilet
Day 5 totally dry.

With DS1 2 wks later we drove Melb to Sydney and he had the same pee stops as DH and I (but this was at 3.25yrs.... My boys were pretty non verbal at two years).



#6 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:00 AM

My DD (2.8yo) is similar, shes about 50/50 with getting to the loo, but we are just going to keep trying and hope that the odds get better as we go!




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