Toilet training in Winter
have you done it?
, Apr 12 2012 04:14 PM
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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!
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