Toilet training in Winter
have you done it?
, Apr 12 2012 04:14 PM
12 replies to this topic
Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:14 PM
My 3 1/2 yo DS is only *just* ready, we've been having a go at TTing this week but it looks like it's going to be drawn out and probably go into winter. Somehow I've got it in my head that TTing is a summer thing, but surly it's fine to do it in Winter, yes?
Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:06 PM
Ive just started tt my 2 year old and it will prob go into winter as well...i dont see the problem, if its cold just put the heater on lol. I also tt my dd1 in winter and it was fine. I guess people talk about doing it in summer so they can run around outside with nothing on.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:26 PM
Both my DD's decided to TT smack in the middle of winter. DD1 2 weeks after I brought DD2 home from hospital and we were selling our house! Not good timing, was in the middle of July, but it was very easy. She was ready and she pushed it. She was pretty much fine within 2-3 weeks. She was 2yrs 3 months at the time.
DD2 decided right on 2 years, again in July that she wanted out of nappies. She took about 2-3 weeks as well before we were pretty much free of accidents. We still got the odd one but usually next to the toilet as we didn't make it in time.
Within about 2-3 weeks of both I felt confident about going out to the shops etc without stressing too much about it.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:33 PM
DS1 was in the middle of winter, mainly because DH was home from hospital. And he was tt very quickly.
DS3 started in winter but unfortunately we are still going
Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:45 PM
Yes, it's fine to TT whenever I think. I haven't before, but we will be this winter too, after not having much success this summer. QLD winters don't get too cold do they?
It gets cold here, but I'm persisting anyway. Just means no running around in undies.. I have stocked up on trackies for when it gets really cold & I'm gonna have HEAPS more washing. But will be worth it!
Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:27 AM
We TT my DD last winter, we just put her in undies and a pair of comfortable track pants and went for it. She was TT in the space of a weekend (day trained) and then night trained about 6 months later.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:35 AM
I TT both DD1 & DS around & during Winter. No different to any other season really. But then they only took 3 days to TT. I just made sure I was on top of any wet pants, and ensured there were plenty of spare dry long pants.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:40 AM
Probably suggest summer as you may have extra washing.
Unless DD pushes it I will be waiting until Sept to TT her (we are in Melb).
Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:44 AM
For a 3.5 year old - id start now. Hopefully it's quick for you. I have a 2.5 year old and we will encourage sitting on the toilet for poos each day, but will leave the actual TT till Spring, when he'll be three.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:53 AM
Just going to add that theoretically at 3.5yrs it should be quick. DS1 and DS2 TT at 3.25yrs in 5 days.
Days 1-2 were complete write offs, peeing in pants etc. End of Day 2 I worked out their 'currency'. For DS1 this was the toy of his choice at the toy store when he was perfectly dry. For DS2 it was chocolate (so a smartie for a pee and kindersurprise egg for a poo).
Days 3-4 they realised they needed to go but sometimes had an accident while trying to get their pants down in the bathroom
Day 5 perfectly dry.
(unfortunately though for DS2 he refused to poo on the toilet for another 6m
DD is only just under 2.5yrs so in no hurry to get her TT although if she says she wants to wear undies I will.
Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:04 AM
We did, just worked out that way and having done it I'm not entirely sure why there's such a 'thing' about doing it in summer. My DS wore baby legs, no undies and t-shirt and jumper - worked really well. He then progressed to undies, then pants etc.
If they're ready, then just do it and enjoy the eventual result of no nappies!!
Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:27 AM
After a failed attempt during summer we just pulled out the potty, dd can undress herself and take her nappy off so just going to leave her to it. Already one poo and a wee this morning on her own accord. Not sure how I'll go when it comes to leaving the nappy off, pull ups were an expensive waste during our first attempt.
Posted 13 May 2012 - 10:48 AM
DS is almost 3, but is really pushing on TT. He is pretty much there. We do have 1-2 accidents a day and I did have to buy extra trackies. And I have a lot of washing at the moment, which I am struggling to dry - it's cold here!! I think the idea is there are less/lighter layers for them to remove or you can let them run around with no pants. It is also easier to get washing dry in summer! But hey, if they are ready they are ready!
2 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users
Left untreated, children who start school with speech and language difficulties face an increased risk of reading and writing difficulties, more bullying, poorer peer relationships and less enjoyment of school. So, what should parents expect of children at different ages?
How was my renegade mother's group different from my first? They were my kind of people. My tribe.
Psychologist Angharad Candlin will guide parents through their child's emotional development during her seminar at the Essential Baby and Toddler Show in Sydney this weekend.
Out of all the questions asked of mums-to-be, “Do you know what you're having?” would be right up there in popularity. Sometimes,
“You’re nowhere near menopausal,” my doctor cheerily informed me, and my heart sank. I don’t want to live with worry about pregnancy anymore.
“All the horrible stuff was totally worth it to have my son. But there is absolutely no way I could go through it all again.”
It was the wedding of one of my oldest and dearest friends, and she had invited me to be her bridesmaid. It was quite an honour. But there was one problem.
For up to five days he lay alone after his mother died of a suspected drug overdose, but eight-month-old Dylan Micallef has made an incredible recovery.
Fill out this quick survey and tell us in 25 words or less your best pregnancy or parenting tip - you'll go in the draw to win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher.
The question remains: How does a little boy simply vanish without a trace?
A thief in the US got more than he bargained for when he try to rob a woman who was nine months pregnant because he figured she would be an easy target.
This little girl is not happy that her mum started laughing during her performance - so she tells her exactly how she feels about it.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.
Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.
Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.
I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.
When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.
As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.
Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.
Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.
She's only 10 weeks old, but this baby is already dividing people around the world.
We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)
We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.