Monday 10 November 2014

Potty Training

We have been trying potty training for a couple of weeks but it has not really happened.  She doesn't really ask to use the toilet so it has meant the only way to stop her having lots of accidents is to keep sitting her on the toilet.  I think she's then just got fed up and her behaviour has started to deteriorate.

I'm not sure whether she has full bladder control and either way she doesn't seem to want to use the potty so we have decided it is best just to leave it for a few months and come back to it.  It's Christmas coming up and we just want to enjoy that time together as a family.  She's not even 2 and a half yet, potty training can wait, for now we just want to enjoy time as a family.  I don't want it to become a big thing.

The one thing I would say is that you are given so much information about breastfeeding and weaning etc etc but when it comes to potty training there isn't that much guidance, people just sort of say "you'll know when they're ready" which hasn't really been what we have found.  There is no real way of going about it... no advice as to what to expect.  But anyway it hasn't happened first time around, but never mind, as Riley's book says "all potty stars need practice - no-one's perfect straight away!"

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