I've been taking a very relaxed approach to potty training with Mia. Put her on the toilet before bath time, sometimes she makes a wee, sometimes not. She doesn't ever tell me before she needs the loo, not even for a number two. I think that's one disadvantage that toddlers have who stay at home - kids who go to school do potty train a lot faster because of structured potty training amongst all the peers.
But mostly I think winter has put me off actively potty training her - who wants to spend lots of time sitting on a cold toilet seat, walking around bare bum, or with wet broeks!
However, she's been showing more and more interest in wanting to go nappy-free. So I've decided mid-winter or not, let's tackle this thing a bit more pro-actively!
I made her a potty training chart, to stick lil star stickers on every time she does her business in the toilet, and after a couple of stars, she can get a present.
I bought three gifts so long to get started - a set of glitter bangles, a Pez sweetie holder with Pez sweets, and a little Hello Kitty digital watch. I wrapped them up, showed the prezzies to her and explained to her that she needs a couple of stars first.
Yesterday went very well with two wee's in the loo! Yay!
I'm hoping to be nappy-free for at least a few months before the nappy-drill starts all over again with a newborn!