News from the Loo

Well, we’re more than two weeks into the ‘potty training’ episode of Ella’s life, thankfully something I don’t think any of us remember from our own lives (mostly due to the embarrassement it would cause). How is it going? Not having potty trained a child before, I’m not sure, but I believe the progress is good. At least, that’s what Caroline, Ella’s childminder, says. Basically, if she needs a pee, she’ll ask to go to the toilet or if there is a handy potty she’ll go on that. It’s rare that she has an accident involving pee. They have happened, and apart from the incident previously blogged about, those haven’t been mucky. Poo is a bit more troublesome. According to Hannah’s sister, Rachel, this is not unusual for girls. Unfortunately this has led to us deciding to regress a little and use the pull-up nappies for when Ella is out, or with Caroline (one can’t afford to affront a childminder with a child that messes up their house in that way). This does dilute the ‘when you need the loo, you must go to the toilet’ message. Nonetheless, she’ll still ask to go to the toilet with the pull-ups on. She does still run to the loo with enthusiasm, and still treats it as something of a game. She usually requests her treat, although the sticker chart we had going for about a week hasn’t continued to create interest.

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