Potty training update no.1 (no pun intended)

As I mentioned in my last post (The week at Newman Towers) we started potty training Elisabeth last Wednesday and I am proud to say she is doing really well. On Sunday she really started getting the hang of it and told us when she needed to go, sometimes she was on time and sometimes she had done half her wee before she realised. And obviously there are still moments when she is so distracted by something else that she just lets it go, but these moments are definately in the minority now.

Monday was a really good day, as you might know my husband doesn’t work on Mondays so he can have a day with Elisabeth. They had a lovely day this Monday, Elisabeth was happy and didn’t have a single strop, they jad fun going shopping (without nappy!) and Elisabeth had a nice long nap (which she really needed to get over the cold she has been suffering with). To top it all off, when I came home from work she was wearing the same trousers as when I left in the morning, no accidents at all! I was a very proud mummy.

Yesterday she went to Jenny’s (child minder) without a nappy for the first time. She did really well there as well, they went to a play group and Elisabeth went to the toilet there no problem. She did soak one pair of her leggings, but I was expecting a lot more accidents. She also provided Jenny’s husband with a bit of amusement when just before I picked her up, she squatted down in the middle of the living room, done her business and ran up to him and shouted: “Pete! I done a poo! It’s a big one!” She does make me laugh.

I wonder what she’s done to nanny today, better get home soon to find out 🙂

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    1. What I think really helped Elisabeth is that she was already going on the potty quite often before we started. We started introducing it when she was 18 months and she would use it once or twice a week. Also about three weeks before we started we tried to put her on the potty every time we changed her nappy and before bed. By the time we really started she was already used to going on it regularly so it was quite a smooth switch over. Good luck!

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