So I was quite late in potty training my boy as we were moving house, I was pregnant, he was moving school, basically a top list of reasons the advice says not to do it!.
We eventually tackled it just before he turned 3. Well one year later – all sorted I hear you say…. NOPE!
I frequently get a shout of ‘a little accident’ or ‘little dribbles’ in my pants mummy – grrrrrrr. I started thinking that as he wears night time pants still it must be a mixed message as to when you can and can’t wee in your pants.
At the time I couldn’t even contemplate night time training too however! As some of you know he has just turned 4 and Z has decided he doesn’t want to wear these any more. I’m happy with that. We’ve invested in 2 terry towelling bed sheets that are really effective (only £11.99 each from Linens Direct!) and we cracked on 1 week ago. All in all it hasn’t gone too badly, on two occasions we had an accident before I went to bed but then was ok for the rest of the night, one night it was 4am and a couple of times it has been first thing. I’m following the advice of a wee before bed, ‘lifting’ before I go to bed (although often i’m stripping beds then too) and trying to wake him before he wakes naturally so he doesn’t have a sleepy wee but I’ll be honest it’s quite hard going and I feel my motivation and enthusiasm slipping already…
What advice have you lovely mums and dads got for me before I wrap him up in plastic and be done with it?!?! (Only kidding!)