While we were away in Joburg the potty training took a few steps forward. Well our very relaxed approach to potty training. While we were away Pudding watched her big cousin (he is 4 and a half) using the toilet and I think she decided this was for her and she started getting even better at requesting. Then over the weekend she started flat refusing to wear nappies or trousers of any sort and in the midst of this cold winter she has been running around half clad.
As for Sausage last Thursday he asked to wee on the toilet and had another successful wee! Only his second I think, but it was like the association just clicked for him, because Thursday he had another 2 successful wee’s some success on Friday and over the weekend.
So between them they seem to have upped the pace of this potty training thing so from yesterday we decided to properly officially potty train, up until that point it really was a hit or miss, no big deal.
Yesterday Pudding started by refusing her nappy again so we negotiated that if left off the nappy she would at least put on some trousers to keep warm. Sausage insisted that he needed a nappy (I think the naked feeling is just too weird to him). And we started potty training seriously. I got out some stickers because my cousin had said how giving her boy a sticker for every successful movement worked as a great motivator. And the day was off to a great start by the time I left for work, with Pudding having had a successful BIG wee and Sausage two wees and a poo! Pudding spent the whole day (except nap time) with no nappy on and only had one accident (five successful wees and one poo) and while Sausage was wearing his nappy only have two wees in it and 5 wees in the potty and two poos. When I got home they had started to put the stickers onto their potties, just too cute for words.
When Chris got home and went to the loo, Sausage went off to fetch his potty and carefully (well as careful as a toddler knows how to be) picked off one of his stickers and gave it to Daddy! Also Pudding will sing the “Gosh Song” for me if I wee on the toilet. How adorable are they!
For a couple of nights now Sausage has been having rather disturbed sleep. For a start he seems to be having hectic dreams which have him calling out or even shouting in his sleep. But the last few nights he has added walking around in the middle of the night. They are still in their sleeping bags, but Sausage seems to have figured out how to walk in his bag and he goes up to their bedroom door and knocks on it shouting “open open”. Add to this at about 2am this morning Pudding shouted out “No nappy, I don’t want nappy”. Is it possible that this disturbed sleep is just related to the developmental leap associated with potty training? I mean we only just got sleep back on track, please tell me it’s just potty training related and will pass quickly.