I’ve always said N’s pretty text book in his development. Everytime they’re meant to hit a milestone, he seemed to do it at the right time if not just before, but with potty training we’re obviously going to be nearer three than two year old (and hopefully nearer three than four!).
Back in the summer he would quite happily sit on the potty before going in the bath, and having a wee. But then the last couple of months he’s refused to sit on the potty. Eventually he’s agreed to sit on the toilet on his seat; he’ll sit there a while, say ‘it’s gone’ but not do anything. I’ve just thought he’s nowhere near ready, especially as he’s not that fussed about telling us after he’s filled his nappy, or doesn’t seem to recognise when his nappy is sodden.
Then the last three days, he’s actually done a wee on the toilet before his bath, and yesterday on the potty. Not sure why on the potty when he’s been so averse before, but his dad was there at the time rather than me. It seems he’s happier weeing in front of him than me?!
Other than that, he’s still asking for a nappy even though he will say he needs to wee in the toilet and seems to know what he should be learning although he’s not.
But last night I had a bit of a shock.
N has a cold (as have I), so he somehow ended up sleeping in bed with me – having been ostracised as lurgied! Then at about midnight I woke hearing him say ‘I need a nappy on’.
Well of course that comment woke me up right away with a jolt wondering why he didn’t have one on. He was sitting up having removed his pj bottoms and his nappy. After a quick check the bed hadn’t been wet, I asked if he needed to wee.
‘No new nappy on’. So into his room and grab a new nappy. But he’d not finished there, he took himself off to the bathroom, got his seat for the toilet and then proceeded to do a wee on it. I couldn’t believe that he’d woken himself up recognising that he needed a wee, even when he seems to have no concept of it during the day.
Job done, nappy back on and back to his own bed for some more sleep.
Of course, I was up most of the night, then unable to get back to sleep. I think I was still shocked in the morning by what he’s managed to do during the night.
Needless to say, the day didn’t continue in the same vein. He was still extremely attached to his nappies, not agreeing to sit on the toilet at all.
Did you have any surprises while your children were potty training? How did you find it?