We have jumped head first into toilet training around here. Miss E has been very interested in the whole process for some time now and physically ready with her nappies staying quite dry but there was a period there where her stubborn personality meant we weren’t anywhere near ready, and really she is quite young so I didnt push anything and just accepted we would need to wait longer. I would keep her potty and toilet seats around to get her used to the idea and offer her “big girl knickers” to wear to get her thinking about it from time to time. No real luck with just the occasional wee if she was in the right mood.
Then about a week ago she didn’t want to wear her nappies and we got out the underwear, lots of play outside made the inevitable messes easier and after a couple of days we had a break through in more wees going in the potty and toilet than in the floor so we were off and running in the toilet training front.
She is now doing really well and it was perfect timing too with the arrival of new stocks of Pat-a-cake wet/dry bags.
I have been using a small bag since Esmae was a baby for our nappies and wipes. I would just take that bag in the pram or my handbag as I have never been a fan of the whole big nappy bag and didnt find we needed to take too much when going out. Now this handy little bag has become perfect for toilet training. It can house a spare pair of dry underwear, shorts, some wipes and a face washer, and if there is an accident I can then hold all the wet items in the waterproof bag until we get home. Loving that!
Sigh, growing up so fast now.