Potty training – this is one stage I have been slightly dreading with the double trouble element! The girls were 2 in June and they seem quite aware of their toileting habits. Charlie was 2 years and 4 months when he was potty trained and he was so easy to train so I’m absolutely crossing everything the girls will follow suit as they refuse to stay still when trying to change them and having two in nappies is a dear do!
So far we have potties and pants at the ready and the girls know what they are doing – they just tell us when it’s too late! We recently received two Thomas and Friends books; the ‘Well Done Thomas’ activity book is to help encourage your child to do a great job. I love that there is a reward chart, stickers and certificates so that you can make potty training fun and enable you to give lots of praise not just for potty training but for various tasks such as being good at bedtime, making someone smile or just for good manners.
The ‘My Thomas Potty Book’ is specifically aimed at potty training children. You can read it with your child and help to guide them through why they are starting to use a potty and gives a positive message that you may have an accident but that doesn’t matter. At the end of the book there’s an envelope page with a reward chart and stickers.
We are going to start introducing the book into the girls bedtime routine in the hope they’re going to start understanding the process. They do sit on the potty currently but we are yet to have a wee from either of them.
Potty training can be stressful so with a familiar character friend such as Thomas it makes the process more fun. My one tip would be – patience! There’s no point trying to rush them which is what I’m not going to do; they will start in their own time and when they are ready. I’ll be interested to see if they follow each other as with most things – whatever one does, the other one is usually quick to copy and not be left behind; twin life is hard work and very full on but it’s fascinating to see their own personalities.
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