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Toilet training advice required please [Sep. 4th, 2007|09:30 am]
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[conphie]
I'm wondering if anyone has any advice about the transition from potty to toilet for girls??

When I trained my son, it was so easy to get him to use the toilet (he actually preferred it to the potty right from the start) because he could just stand up to pee.

My daughter has just learned (2 yrs 6 mths) to stay dry during the day but we're struggling to get her to use a toilet and unfortunately her pre-school won't use potties - they have adult-sized toilets with a step and toilet seat! I have voiced my dissatisfaction at this of course but that's the way it is apparently!

Anyway, anyone got any thoughts/ideas/experiences to share?? We're worried that the necessity for using a toilet is going to undo all the hard work that has gone into getting her dry!

Also - has anyone else had a child go dry at night as soon as they've been potty trained? I know of a few children locally (all girls interestingly) who have done this and I remember thinking it was pretty amazing at the time! My daughter has had dry pull-ups every morning since she was dry during the day and we're hoping that this means she's learned to control her bladder whilst asleep! Perhaps because she was toilet trained a bit older?? It hasn't been long (just under a week) but it has been consistent! Here's hoping! Her brother who is almost 4 toilet trained at 2 yrs 4 mths and is still not dry at night!
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[User Picture]From: seren
2007-09-04 05:43 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear the seats are good. They look good but I'm yet to find someone that has one. I figure it will get lots of use with two little girls :)

Lucy can't get on & off the loo by herself so I always have to go up there with her which is a big pain with Millie around. She goes up and down the stairs by herself too, we haven't had a stairgate for over a year, although I think I will be setting one up again pretty soon for Millie :|

Do they definitely have to get the step and seat for themselves and climb on without any help?! If so that's absurd. If a member of staff is taking them then I guess it's alright but I do think they should have a potty hanging around if one is requested because it's not their place to tell you how to potty train!
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