I last wrote about potty training about 4 weeks ago. I was finding it a bit testing after an intense week in the house going hardcore potty training.
However, I can report success!! We are three sticker charts down, completely dry in the day with wees and we have even had a few wees out and about. Little Man is most definitely getting there.
I am in no way qualified to dish out advice and I know there is already so much information out here on the Internet. However, my one bit advice would be consistency. Little Man has worn pull ups but other than at night time he has not worn a nappy since the day we started potty training. He wears pants in the house and pull ups at nursery and when we are out and about. The only reason he is not in pants all the time is because we haven’t quite mastered poo’s. He is often just that little bit too late, but we are working on it.
The other thing I would say is look out for how toddlers are standing or dancing in my boys case. He has a wee dance when he needs to use the potty!! It’s a good warning sign!
The most successful part of potty training so far has definitely been a reward chart. What toddler doesn’t love a sticker? When he fills up his chart, he gets a present. Thank goodness for Poundland as I have a stash of their toys hidden upstairs. Little Man is so pleased when he realises he has finished the chart. He gets one sticker for a wee and two for a poo. Normally he has a fancy chart printed off but our printer broke so please excuse the photo below of my hand drawn chart, art has never been my strong point!
As far as nursery goes, it took Little Man a little longer to recognise when he needed to use the potty there. I think this was because he was so busy he forgot but he has been successfully using the potty at nursery too over the last couple of weeks. He has his own sticker chart there and his own potty from home too.
So that is where we are at. I hope anyone else who is potty training is having an ok time with it. I kind of felt like I had a newborn again, covered in wee (boys wee in all directions) again but it was definitely worth the perseverance at the beginning.
Now to tackle the poos.
You can read the first part of our potty training journey here.
See you next time.