Ok so we are four weeks in and it is actually going better than I thought. That very first day, I envisaged pooplosion hell. I’m pleased to say it has been far from it. You can read our three days in write-up here! I’ve learnt a few things though and thought I’d share them here:
1 – I need to trust my boy more! If he says he doesn’t need to pee then he doesn’t! I’m sure he’s been thinking “shut up woman” every time I ask him.
2 – I completely underestimate my boy sometimes. For a while I was convinced he wasn’t ready. And maybe he wasn’t, but he just “got” it, much to my surprise!
3 – Nappy bags come in handy. My boy isn’t a huge fan of the toilet yet and prefers his potty. If we are out and about and he needs to go, I use the potty and a nappy bag to clean it. For more insight into travelling with a potty training toddler, check out my post here.
4 – Patience. I said this before but I really think I’ve learnt to be even more patient than I was before. It’s been frustrating this week as every ten minutes or so, b has said he needs a poo. And then nothing happens. I have a feeling he’s been a bit bunged up, not sure tbh. But anyways, I started to lose my patience this afternoon, after the umpteenth pair of pants went in the wash and still no blinking poo to show. Deep breath, he isn’t doing it on purpose.
5 – A sense of humour helps. If he does poo his pants, it isn’t a huge deal. If he needs a wee while out and about then watering the front tyre is actually pretty hilarious to a toddler! If he laughs, I laugh and we are all happy 🙂 And we sing along to our new version of the Paw Patrol theme tune hehe 🙂
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