P is for:
Ok, I know it’s a little childish, but we are currently potty training biggest boy (age 3). I feel that three is a bit old for still being in nappies and I was becoming a little concerned that his constant refusal to entertain going on the toilet or potty was a sign of something amiss. I was also getting a bit defensive when people asked me about if he was going on the toilet, so I decided last week that something must be done!
I have been reading reams (well, internet reams) of information on how to start potty training and we have had a potty and baby seat for the toilet for ages, but aside from seeing them as playthings biggest boy had no interest at all in them. I have previously tried just putting him in normal pants and this ended in lots of wee on the floor and a very distressed boy, so it was quickly abandoned. I think aside from him not wanting to train I was just too anxious about getting wee on the floor to give him any chance at all, so I finally realised that there was going to be pee on the floor, so just clean it up and get on with it. Yay mummy!
We’re now three days in and on the first day we had a few pees in the potty and two on the floor. The second day we had a few wet pants, mostly in the potty, but today we’ve had one accident (he was in the garden playing so forgot to come in in time) and loads of pees on the potty – so I think it’s successful so far. I’ve ordered a travel potty as I’m still a bit flappy about going out with him in pants and we still need to work out how to get ‘solids’ into the potty and not the pants, but I am very optimistic.
Well done lad, well done!!