I am not very good at it; thankfully Little OL seems to be coping just fine on her own.
I am not encouraging this at all. The whole concept scares me, so much so that I have pretty much let her get on with it on her own. In fact the first few times she said “mommy wee wee” I totally ignored her. That was until I realised she has actually taken her clothes off and put herself on the toilet. Bad mommy! This has happened off and on for a couple of months but this weekend I realised I can no long ignore this – she is ready and I had better get myself into gear. At home it is fine, I have bought a little step and she manages to get herself off and on the loo without incident. This weekend she did not wear a nappy much and there was only one little accident. Yesterday she did not wear one until bedtime with no incidents but it is out the house that is the problem.
So, my question for mommies that have been through this… When first starting do you still make your kid wear a nappy if you go to the shops or whatever – or do you just make sure you are within a 5 m radius of the nearest loo?
Just as well I got a very independent kid who likes to do things on her own.