I’ve previously mentioned about trying the “casual” approach to potty training. How’s it going I hear you ask? I’M SO CONFUSED! The monster is so confused. Why the hell isn’t this genetically programmed? Please note this is not a post about how to potty train your toddler! There’s no advice given here!
Yesterday we bought pants due to the inappropriate willy placing. The monster was excited by the pack of teenie weenie pants, he wasn’t even that excited by his birthday presents a few weeks ago! So excited the pack was open and he was trying to put them on over his shoes and jeans whilst tightly strapped into his car seat all the way home from the shop “Pants! Mummy! Pants!”.
He learnt to put them on rather quickly, but kept them pulled up so high his little bum cheeks stuck out either side. Getting them off in time was the tricky bit the first day. “Wee wee potty!” Grappling around the waist band trying to pull them down but oh no too late! These pants are like some kinda waterproof wee catchers, there’s no safe way of taking them off without a soaking! When he managed his first wee on the potty, taking his pants down by himself I panicked about what to give him as a reward! Stickers? He has them by the dozens. He’d ask for “a paaand” if I gave him a choice, I swear the cheeky beggar already knows the value of money. The only thing you have in abundance on father’s day is sweets. I’m a bad and very naughty mummy bribing with haribo tangfastics!
The next day he wasn’t so excited by the pants, although he just couldn’t choose what colour to wear, yellow, green,blue, red and grey all tried on! Obviously he wasn’t keen on the yellow pair as he pissed in them pretty quickly “oh wee wee no potty mummy”, “wet, wet, WET!!!”. The rest of the day was a breeze! 5 potty trips and even a wee on the toilet! What super star monster boy! There were the usual potty training arguments. Don’t tip the potty upside-down! No it’s not toy car storage! No you can’t hold it on your bum while you walk around, and no, it will hurt you – it is not a space hopper! I was so proud and a bit naive thinking it would be this easy.
Day 3 and monster requested a nappy on! Bummer.
You should have seen his face when he announced “wee wee” holding his nappy clamped to him bum and pointing at the potty, then smirking as he pee’d. Little terror. If he wants to wear a nappy today at least we will be able to get out of the house! There’s my first attempt at laid back toilet training.
The thing is I don’t have a clue what I’m doing! I’ll drive myself insane having to stay in all day on potty watch. The thing I’m kicking myself about the most is that we have a weekend away this weekend, totally un potty training friendly! So I’m kinda glad he’s decided he wants to wear nappies again, I’m sure the car fanatics of Goodwood don’t want a toddler pissing against their tyres.
Any tips for trying potty training intermediate level? I guess I need a week off work in house lock down?