My son has just started top say poo poo/wee wee coming and ive been sitting him on the potty and most of the time he will do a pee. Ive been keeping his nappies off in the house and the question is now though do i ditch the nappies and go straight to pants or keep the nappies and put him in them when i go out as i still have to do the school run and have a busy week already planned. IM DESPERATE FOR HELP as i dont want him to go backwards and as he is the one who has instigated this
Joined: 14 Jan 2007 17:48 Posts: 25599 Location: Strathaven, Scotland
I voted pull ups, but I wanted to vote for pants too!! He should be fine on the school run as long as he goes on the potty before you leave. As for other things, it depends on how long you're going to be out the house and if you're taking a potty with you or not. I used pull ups when we went on 1+ hour car journeys and if we were going to be out where going to the loo would be forgotten about!! If you go with pants, make sure you have enough changes of clothes with you and keep drinks to a minimum. I'd certainly steer clear of nappies as he'll get mixed messages. Pull ups are like pants and give you peace of mind. My lot rarely wet the pull ups, because I never actually told them they could wee in them!!
Thanx for the advice its just typical he seems to want to have a pee bang on school run time, yesterday and today it seemed to be bang on 8:50. Took him to playgroup today in pants and he did wee himself but the lady had said it was a case of just not getting to toilet in time. Ive used pull ups before so i dont know if he already knows he can wee in them. Were going to softplay now so will see how that goes.
I voted no to nappies when out, because that's what I did with my boy and he only really took to potty training when I put him in pants full time. I did cheat later, though, and used washable training pants because they soak up some wee, giving you just enough time to get to the toilet, but feel wet unlike nappies so aren't comfy enough to ignore when wet.
I never heard of them, they sound like a good idea. He is slowly getting it yesterday was the first day hes actually asked to use the toilet while hes had pants on and actually done one so i feel like its starting to click. Poor thing tho i keep asking him like every 5 secs if he needs a wee.
I think ive cracked it my sons had no accidents for the last 4 days so i now know the answer is no pants and finally it will click. Im so proud of him even this morning he had a nappy on as hes still wears one at night and he asked to use the potty. I seen something in sainsburys that might help other than the washable training pants there called dry like me and there pads that fit into their pants but they can still feel when their wet