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    Default 5 top tips - Toilet training

    I was hopeless at this so ,y tips might not be so great

    1 - offer rewards. started off with a lolly or lollipop for a poo, and reduced to a smartie

    2 - outside play ... either with knickers/undies or nudie

    3 - sticker chart

    4 - patience. it takes time, energy and plenty of accidents.

    5 - I had a rule, after 4 accidents we had pullups

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    Patience is definitely right! Dd1 started early by choice and she took forever to get it right. Dd2 took forever to start toilet training but got it right within a couple days with no looking back.

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    We've only just toilet trained but what seemed to work for us is...
    1. Taking DD shopping for undies she really liked. She picked Cinderella and Minnie Mouse and was really sad if she weed on them!
    2. Smarties - she gets one every time she wees or poos on the toilet.
    3. Watching her like a hawk for the first few days. Every time she started to go in her undies I would pick her up and say 'oh dear, you're doing a wee, wees go in the toilet' and take her there, even if only the last few drops went in. She didn't have poo accidents because as soon as I saw 'poo face' I would rush her to the toilet.
    4. Lots of talking about the toilet, what we do there and watching me use the toilet (gross I know but it seemed to work) Reminding her that she's a big girl now and doesn't need nappies anymore.
    5. Saying about 500 times a day 'remember to tell Mummy if you need the toilet' I preferred this to saying 'do you need to go to the toilet?' because being a 2yo the answer is always NO!

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    1. Waiting until DD was ready.
    2. Talking about toilet training.
    3. Packing away all the nappies from under change table (cloth nappies).
    4. Sticker chart
    5. Really celebrate the successes and ignore the accidents

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    Default 5 top tips - Toilet training

    1. Explain once or twice how it works, how mummy/daddy do it then leave them be.
    No nagging about going to the potty etc

    2. First few days naked or bottom free

    3. Stamps as a reward

    4. No going back to nappies, too confusing.

    5. Stay home/limit outgoings for the first few days

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    I think the most important rule is wait until they are ready. I can't stress this enough.


    I have toilet trained 3 children. Each child was ready at different ages. Two of my children were trained when they were ready, not when I thought they should be and as a result, it only took a couple of days for them to get it. My youngest starts toilet training less than 2 weeks ago. The first 2 days she had 2 accidents, one on the third day and only one accident in between. I don't even take out spare undies/clothes when we go out and I don't need to ask if she needs to go to the toilet, she will come and tell me. My son was exactly the same. My eldest was kind of forced as I thought she was at an age where she should've been trained and it took a lot longer than my other 2.

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    1. Waiting till child is ready is the most important step.

    2. Encourage but dont force

    3. Reward & praise

    4. Expect accidents

    5. Cut up an old cot mattress protector to make a pad for on carseat in case of an accident


 

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