Take II on the toilet training has begun. This time we're going cold turkey - no nappies. I have an arsenal of brightly coloured undies, a stash of paper towels and no carpet. Woo.
Honestly, DS1 is actually doing quite well. We're bribing him with M&Ms (stickers do not work, alas). Originally we were bribing him with sour gummy worms every time he weed in the toilet, but he caught on pretty quickly and was doing these micro-wees every ten minutes or so. I figured M&Ms were a safer option.
Anyway, I was unloading the dishwasher. Literally takes less than 5 minutes, you know? I wander back out into the living room to find a very silent and sheepish looking DS1. And DS2 is cheerfully splashing about in a puddle of wee with a HUGE smile on his face. He just looked so happy playing in his brother's urine.
I couldn't help it, I laughed. This is what my life has become.
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04-11-2015 16:55 #1
Toilet training war stories - tell me yours!
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04-11-2015 17:50 #2Senior Member
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We've been using smarties, or gummy bears but my DS never thought of doing "micro-wees" It's not that he isn't smart enough, it's just that he doesn't have a mischievous/devious mind - thank goodness!! (Not saying your DS is devious/mischievous)
However, to answer your question....... We've been going at toilet training for awhile. We also have gone nappyless and have floorboards. We still have accidents, however they are usually in the bathroom. He sometimes does things like, comes and TELLS ME he needs to wee, instead of just going to the bathroom. I shout at him to go to the bathroom, he makes it there, but doesn't get his clothes off in time.
However he is generally pretty good, just takes time and patience. Monday we had four (in the bathroom) accidents , Tuesday we were out when he needed to go, so he wee'd in the carpark - easy if you're a boy! - and today no accidents.
So, no actual horror stories like some i've heard of.....
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04-11-2015 20:37 #3
DD is 2.5 and has been trained for a couple of months. She still has the odd wee accident, mainly when she is too busy doing something fun and doesn't want to stop for the toilet. She peed all down my DH's leg last weekend (haha). But then today was my turn, I picked her up from DH's work and we visited the toilet before getting in the car but a toilet at daddy's work was far too exciting so she didn't actually go. Then 10 mins away on the freeway... Guess what? She needs to go now! So picture me at 36 weeks pregnant pulled over helping DD wee on the side of the freeway. Then she wanted to run off and pick the flowers. Meanest mummy in the world wouldn't let her and said we had to get back in the car. I am convinced that anyone who survives parenting a toddler deserves a Nobel prize for patience!
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