My boy is 3 and we are only tinkering. He's not ready yet
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20-06-2014 08:49 #11
20-06-2014 08:49 #12
We went to a mattress on the floor at 2 but do it at your own pace
20-06-2014 08:54 #13
Heck no! He's only just gone 2.
My third son will be 3 in September and can talk and understand really well but is not co operating with me at all with potty training!
I agree with with a op, what works for you is what you should do.
20-06-2014 09:01 #14
Meh whatever works for your DS and your family.
Going to the toilet didn't click for son until he was 2 yrs and 10mths. I tried him twice before that so 3rd time lucky his body was just ready.
I moved him into a bed when he was 2 with a side bed rail. He was a restless sleeper and kept going side wards so he needed the extra room. It was only earlier this year I took the side rail off (he's 5y.o) and after the third night he had no fall outs.
20-06-2014 09:35 #15
Absolutely whatever works for you. It can be hard, but TRY to ignorw what other people think you should be doing.
My daughter's 21 months. I'm almost certain she's ready for toilet training - we do a bit half heartedly - but I won't be putting in the effort to be consistent until it's warm again. She'll be at least 26 months by then. I don't see the issue with leaving it if you're both happy... highly doubt he'll still be in nappies at 10.
As for the cot, point out to busy-bodies that SIDS and kids suggests moving them when you see them attempting to climb out of a cot, looking like they might succeed, which can occur over a huge span of time. They suggest usually 2-3.5 years, but it depends on the child.
20-06-2014 10:09 #16
You know your child better than anyone else. DS is 12 months, at this age DD had a pillow and blankie in her cot, and was doing almost every poo on the potty and pointing at her nappy when she needed to go.
DS doesn't even point yet, let alone at his nappy! And there is no way I'd have anything but a dummy and a small soft toy in his bed (tummy sleeper) nor do I see him being trusted in a big bed in 6 months time.
I do early toilet learning starting around 9-10 months and I can already see DS is learning very differently to his big sister. He doesn't have her body awareness nor communication skills. She was out of day nappies before 2, I highly doubt he'll even come close to that.
Each child is just so different and they don't know your child like you do!
20-06-2014 10:13 #17
'What is right' is what works for you and your family. Everyone is so quick to judge, always willing kids to grow up fast and hit the next 'milestone'. Trust your instincts, do what works for you and all will be fine.
My DD was in her cot until she climbed out at 29 months, there was no need to move her before then.
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20-06-2014 10:40 #18
Totally fine. Loads of people don't toilet train or move their kids out of cots until older than this. Don't worry about it x
20-06-2014 10:59 #19
My DS was the same, no interest at 2.5 but the month after he turned 3 he wanted to use the potty, lasted for 2 days then went straight to the big toilet and stopped using nappies day and night that day - no stress, no accidents, no taking him to the toilet all the time - when they are ready they are ready so don't stress!
20-06-2014 11:17 #20
I put my DD in a "big bed" at 20 mo mainly from outside pressure saying she was too long for a cot, lasted only a few nights and went back in a cot till 2.5 when we needed it for DS.
As for my DS -I'm keeping him in a cot till he is a teenager if I can. The getting up over and over again once DD went in a bed was so frustrating.
Do whatever works for you.
TT - I wasn't even thinking of for DD. Her childcare said she was showing interest and they basically did it for us. I've never cleaned a poo off the floor or out of undies and only a few wee's.
I'd say don't push either x
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