Potty training has begun in the Make Do household. I may live to regret saying this but it's all going very well with hardly any accidents. There has been the odd glitch... like at a friend's barbeque when I heard K shouting "POO POO". I saw she had something brown on her hand (guess what?!) and her knickers round her knees barely containing the offending item. Later the same day I found my friend's son splashing about in K's full potty.
I was in no hurry to get K potty trained and wanted to take her lead, we've had a cheap Ikea potty and stepping stool lurking about just in case she felt the desire to hop on but she never did. It was seeing her friend at the childminder's go from nappies to 'big girl pants' that seemed to be the catalyst.
The first time I watched K sit on her potty and wee it was amazing, like seeing her first steps. We've bought her some proper knickers – they are so tiny like dolls ones – but she's still in nappies at night. I also bought some cute stickers as rewards: a poo means she gets a BIG sticker! I'd heard of reward charts and seen a few downloadable ones online, but thought I'd knock up my own, personalised one. Help yourself if you'd like a copy :)
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