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Toilet training advice required please [Sep. 4th, 2007|09:30 am]
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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!

[User Picture]From: conphie
2007-09-04 09:45 am (UTC)
ahh that's a relief to hear of another stubborn little girl! Everyone told me that girls were easier ... but no way in this case!

It's good to hear about other children who did the dry day and night thing too as I thought it was a complete fluke when my neighbour told me her daughter was dry at night as soon as she became dry in the day ... then another mum told me her daughter was the same! Here's hoping that Sophie is going to be dry at night all by herself as we've tried Connor and have had mixed success. The night time changes of bedding/pyjamas is exhausting work!
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