After a few very successful days I decided to write one longer post than fill your minds with wee wee and poo poo every single day!
Day 5 was our first day with no nappies at Creche. We popped him into his Huggies PULL-UPS® and took his Pourty with us for him to use whilst he was there. I told the staff, who are usually very good, that we were potty training and to ask him a lot if he needed a wee and to MAKE him sit on the potty. When I picked him up they told me that he hadn’t sat on the potty at all that day and had done two poo’s and all of his wees in his Pull Ups. I walked home feeling like we had taken two steps backwards. Once at home we kept things as they had been for the past 5 days and he went back to knowing what he was doing.
Day 6 we all ventured out to do some food shopping. We thought he had done a poo when we were in the car on the way home but when I got home he was clean and dry. He quickly sat on the potty and did a poo and a wee! I was so proud! The boys went down for their naps and unusually woke up at the same time. Whilst I was sorting out Spike’s bottle, Spud asked to go for a wee wee but as he was wearing a Pull Up and not pulling at it I thought that he was just trying to get attention so told him to wait a minute (I know, I know!) As I took his Pull Up off I noticed that he was just finishing the only wee in it. BAD MUMMY! We went to Pizza Hut for dinner and took our new Pottette Plus with us. He asked to go for a wee wee so off we trotted to the toilets where he decided just to sit there for a while! We did this a few times and he just didn’t go for a wee. When we got home he went for a huge wee on the potty and had a dry Pull Up!
Day 7 was our second day with no nappies at Creche. It went pretty much the same as Day 5. Either too much is going on for him there or they just don’t make enough effort to encourage it. I am really surprised considering how often they told me he was asking when he was still in nappies. They were the ones telling me I had to potty train him! He came home but went straight back out with the Hubby and then spent the rest of the afternoon back and forth between the potty and the playdoh! We are really lucky that most of the time distractions at home don’t stop him asking for the potty!
We have been given so much advice from different areas recently including the whole “don’t go out the house for two whole weeks.” Anybody that knows Spud would know that this is a terrible idea. He would go absolutely bonkers! We have decided just to take it slowly. He gets it and is very very good and only ever has accidents when we go out, which with some persuasion and reminding will stop in time. Now we have the Pottette Plus it makes out lives much easier.
We have gone back into Huggies nappies overnight now, he was waking up absolutely saturated and I think we need to crack day times before we even attempt the night!
You can follow see the rest of our potty training journey by clicking this link: The Huggies Potty Training Challenge