Now....... I'm talking about Tae here, not me, OK!!!!
I had decided that although Tae was getting close to two and a half he really was not ready to give up the nappies. He has never shown any interest in going to the bathroom and the few times we encouraged him to sit on the toilet before bath time nothing has ever happend and he would just say 'down mummy'.
However, I took the spur of the moment decision to have a go a few days before we travelled to England. I thought I'd plant the idea in his head to give up the nappies! If he showed any interset or ability, my plan was to train him properly when we got back.
Im a pretty decisive person, so having decided on Friday afternoon, when Tae came home from nursery, I decided to kick start it straight away at 3pm. I was not organised, but hey, I thought Id just roll with it.
I explained to him that he was going to be a big boy and we were taking off the nappy and going to use the a potty. I removed said nappy and ran up to the attic to bring down the potty (I did say it was a spur of the moment decision;) When I came down, I glanced around and couldn't see him. I found him in the downstairs bathroom standing on his tip toes trying to go like a big boy:0 Nothing this time, but it did make me realise he was obviously more ready and understood more than I gave him credit.
So, the no nappy approach started, I placed the potty on the floor of the living room with clear orders (...erm instructions) of what he needed to do. After about 15 minutes I was on the phone to my mum telling her of my plan and as I walk out of the kitchen into the living room, who do I see standing over his potty!!!! YAY, result!!!! Very shocked, yet proud mummy moment. I then had to go searching for a sweetie (again, I will mention I was not organised for this event).
So............ fast forward to our return to Norway and my only week home with the boys before Tae was due to go back to Nursery and my last chance to get the house clean before I started a new school year.
I had to take my friend to the airport Monday morning and decided I would start as I intended to go on!!
So I took off his nappy, put on his big boy pants, explained no more nappies and off we went!!
The first few days we did everything as normal. However, I had to entice him with Skittles to sit on the potty every few hours, but he did amazingly:)) We even went on a 2 hour shopping spree sans nappy.
I quickly learnt that the boy can seriously hold it in!!!! His record was 7 hours without going!
Basically, my little super star started yelling 'mummy potty' after 3 days. Since then we've not looked back and have had very few accidents - as I type this, ZERO in the last 8 days:)) He also naps without a nappy too. He is very proud of his underwear selection, especially his Thomas boxers!!
The only problem is that he is so tiny, even the 18mth to 2years are a little baggy on him:))
He has now been back in nursery for 2 weeks and is very excited to be rapidly collecting gold stars on his car poster there:)
It's the small things in life that makes this mummy smile - like walking in the door each afternoon and seeing him in the same pants I put on him that morning;)