Potty with pride!!

clip_image001Today we are two days into full-on potty training with Little Bean.  We dabbled with it on Friday and she did really well but yesterday was the first day that she went completely nappy free for her waking hours (she is wearing a nappy for naptimes and bedtime).  My initial plan was to stay at home for the full two-week break from ‘little’ school but then I thought about it some more and decided that we would still go about life as normal-ish as possible.  So when Karin (Cafebebe) asked if would like to meet them at the park and go to the Supermarket, I was nervous but I thought, why not?  Little Bean had managed to do all of her wees on the potty throughout the morning and had even managed a pooh.  All of which were without my prompting, I’ve tried to be very relaxed with her and just make sure that she knows where the potty is at all times.  Each time she does a wee she claps her hands or gives me a ‘high five’ and I whoop and cheer, sometimes I give her a chocolate button but I’ve decided not to do it every time as I found that she was just doing lots of little wees instead of a full wee each time.

Before heading to the park I asked her to sit on the potty and do a wee for me, which she happily did.  To be on the safe side I put a disposable changing mat in her car seat and she put on a pair of these Potty Training Pants which we were sent by Baba & Boo.  I wasn’t sure what to expect from them as I hadn’t heard of anyone using them before.  They are made from really soft cotton with elasticated waist and legs.  The gusset area has a three layer system with a terry gusset lining and a waterproof lining underneath.  They absorb the wee if they have an accident, whilst protecting the outer clothing from getting wet but the child will still feel wet so they will know when they have had an accident.

When we arrived at the park, I have to admit I totally forgot to ask her if she needed a wee again and so I let her run off to have some fun.  I did ask her repeatedly if she needed to go for a wee (because I had taken the My Carry Potty with me) and she kept telling me no, tinged with a sigh of ‘leave me alone Mummy’.  After about 45 minutes of playtime, she was still telling me that she didn’t need to go and so we headed back to the car ready to go to the supermarket.  I asked Little Bean if she would do a wee on the potty for me and she said that she would try but as I bent to help her sit on the potty I realised that her Potty Training Pants were wet, they had certainly done their job because her outer clothes were bone dry.  A quick change of pants and we were off to the supermarket.

Thankfully we made it around the supermarket with no accidents and she did a quick wee on the potty before we got into the car to go home.  Once at home she settled back into her potty training uniform (t-shirt and pants, she wants to be a ‘rudie’ but I’ve convinced her that a t-shirt and pants would be better!).  Throughout the remainder of the day she only had two more accidents which both happened when she was sat at the table eating her dinner and then her tea.

Today, we have been over to Karin’s house and to the park there.  She only had one little accident all day where she forgot to pull her pants down when she sat on the potty.  I am soooo proud of my Little Bean, I know this is only the beginning and there will probably be many accidents to come but I think she has a great attitude towards it all.  She has made a fantastic start and I love her even more for it xx


  • DaddyNatal

    April 13 at 7:29 am

    We are also currently potty training our little boy. Only parents will understand the excitement and pride felt when our little ones sit on their potty or we have day of no accidents.
    We have gone for the no training nappies option lol, although strangely he is brilliant no accidents if in pants or pants and shorts but minute he has trousers on this is when we have odd accident.
    Heard about carrypotty and was going to try it but havnt got round to it
    Good luck and hope it all continues to go well for you 🙂

    1. mummymatters

      April 13 at 7:46 am

      I have been dreading potty training, I don’t generally cope well with other peoples bodily fluids if they aren’t contained in a nappy!! We have gone for the no training pants option whilst at home and awake too. I figured it would give her less confusion.
      My Carry Potty is fab because its so much more compact for taking out and about with you, plus you don’t have to search for somewhere to tip the contents so if necessary she can do her business in the middle of a supermarket aisle – though I’m not sure she would, my girl’s got pride too!
      Good luck with your little boy, I hope it continues well 😉

  • Suzy

    April 13 at 9:31 am

    Aw well done. I’ve got a long way to go yet, but dreading it all. It seems like an age since I did it with my oldest x

    1. mummymatters

      April 13 at 1:31 pm

      I really wasn’t looking forward to and can’t remember doing this at all with my stepson, though obviously we did – as you say it was a long time ago now!!

  • Kate

    April 13 at 5:26 pm

    It’s worth noting that it’s only when they have accidents that they really learn what it is they are supposed to be doing and why they are doing it. Missy Woo had a few accidents in the first week and it was only when she realised that she had wet knickers and clothes that she actually twigged why it was best for her to hold it in. She rarely had accidents after that.

    1. mummymatters

      April 13 at 9:02 pm

      That makes total sense, she’s averaging one or two accidents a day at the moment. She got quite upset today with one accident because it was on the carpet but I just cleaned it up without a fuss and told her not to worry. I think she is doing so well bless her, she gets so excited when she does one 🙂

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