Our Potty Training Journey Part 2


Our Potty Training Journey
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.

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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!

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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.

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17 Comments

  • Crummy Mummy
    05/09/2015 at 15:00

    I found number twos took longer to get the hang of than number ones – look forward to hearing how it goes x #justanotherlinky
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    • Mummy in Training
      07/09/2015 at 10:42

      Oh okay, glad it’s not just us! xx

  • Becky (@educatingr)
    06/09/2015 at 09:27

    I love that potty! So cool! Well done to you and your boy on successful training! ☺️#sundaystars
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    • Mummy in Training
      07/09/2015 at 10:43

      Thanks lovely xxx

  • Megan - Truly Madly Kids
    06/09/2015 at 09:30

    Sounds like it is going well – the sticker chart is a brilliant idea! #sundaystars
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    • Mummy in Training
      07/09/2015 at 10:43

      Thank you, working well so far!xx

  • Betty and the Bumps
    06/09/2015 at 19:24

    I definitely made the “inconsistency” mistake with Gwenn when we first tried. I put nappies on when we went out so it must have been confusing. She just wasn’t getting it at all so we’re taking a bit of a break from it. I don’t think she would pay reward charts any mind at all; she is quite an odd child!! x

    #sundaystars
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    • Mummy in Training
      07/09/2015 at 10:44

      Aw good luck next time you give it a go! xx

  • becca farrelly
    06/09/2015 at 21:50

    Thanks for your post! i’m quickly reading the first part of it as we have tried for the 2nd time to potty train out 2yr old this weekend. we stopped a few months ago as Mia just couldn’t get it at all and although she runs to the bathroom when she needs a wee, she just doesn’t sit on the potty and so this weekend has been accident after accident, with only 1/2 a wee actually making it into the potty! feeling a bit deflated as i know shes fully aware of when she needs to go but as you rightly said, consistency is key and we need to carry it on tomorrow!! πŸ™‚

    #sundaystars

    • Mummy in Training
      07/09/2015 at 10:44

      It’s so tough to carry on after a bad day but worth it!! Good luck tomorrow!! xx

  • Something Crunchy Mummy
    08/09/2015 at 21:43

    That’s great! I totally agree with the sticker chart and that worked for us too. We also did a toy after so many sticker. Also a little chocolate reward for a wee on the potty. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
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    • Mummy in Training
      11/09/2015 at 20:38

      We do a toy when he fills up a chart. xx

  • Alison
    10/09/2015 at 09:03

    Well done to you and Sam. I agree the way the child is walking is a huge clue to whether they need the loo or not; it’s helped us avert many an accident. On being inconsistent, you have to do what works. We took it slow with my daughter (she has ASD and doesn’t talk), and for a while we were putting her back into nappies before we went out because we wanted her to get used to the idea of using a toilet before we felt ready to tackle one out and about. This worked really well, and after a bit we were able to take her out of nappies completely during the day. #justanotherlinky
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    • Mummy in Training
      11/09/2015 at 20:36

      Well done to you too! It takes time doesn’t it? xx

  • Beth
    11/09/2015 at 20:51

    Well done!! and good luck tackling the number 2’s!!

    Thanks so much for linking up with #justanotherlinky
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    • Mummy in Training
      12/09/2015 at 10:41

      Thank you! x

  • Katie
    13/09/2015 at 13:14

    Well done both, sounds like you are having great success! Poos usually do take a lot longer to master and it’s quite hard not to get flustered when they just don’t seem to get it even after months of being dry, but he’ll get there in his own time πŸ™‚ We are in the very early stages of potty training with our youngest, he has sat on the potty to read a few books but not actually done anything in it yet lol Thanks for linking up with #sundaystars xxx
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