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Going well with "no pants method" Lock Rss

I have just started TT my 25 month old son. A bit earlier than I had planned but it was becoming impossible to keep nappies on him. Was going through way too many so use decided to let him go with out and see how he went.

Has been 2 days now, and so far we have had not one puddle, not one accident.... Honestly a little too good to be true. I have been reminding him to go to the potty, he always tries when I ask him but generally nothing comes out. Each time he has actually been has been his own idea.....

Has also been dry at nap time both days.......

So what is the problem???? We have not yet been game enough to leave the house. I am a big believer of the "if he has a nappy on he WILL wee in it" theory. I don't want to put a nappy on him to go out just incase it ruins all my good work...

Any one else who has done this way.... When can I leave the house? We are going to a dinner at a friends house tonight and I'm wondering what to do? Nappy, no nappy? The friend isn't a close close friend, otherwise I would take the potty and it's a 1 hour drive........

What to do??

Any advice would be good

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Hi! Well done, what a clever little man you have!

We did the no pants method with our 2 DD and it also worked perfectly. DD1 never had an accident either. I think from memory that I stayed home for about 4 days when she started TT and then when going out for the next 2 weeks I put her in pull ups just in case, but she never did anything in them - always made sure she had gone before we left home though.

DD2 took about a week at home to toilet train with the no pants method. I did the same thing with the pull ups for a couple of weeks when going out, and she kept weeing in them... As soon as I got rid of the pull ups and out undies on her when we go out, she's fine - no accidents!

So, I guess they're all different. Maybe for the first few times you could use pull ups, and perhaps tell him that they're just "special undies" for wearing out while he's learning, and that we don't wee in them. I told DD1 that she didn't want to wee on the princess characters on her pull ups..

Good luck with it all, it sounds like he's doing so well though, and I wish you all the best with your first outing!
Hi again - sorry I forgot to say something in my previous post (baby brain...)

My girls never used the potty, only ever used the toilet with one of those plastic inserts in it if we were at home, and when we were out, she just used the normal toilet. For long car trips we did use pull ups, but told them to let us know if they had to wee and we have only had to stop a few times for a little wee on the side of the road..

So I guess tell him that when he's out he can be a big boy and use the toilet.

Cheers.
yay go to no pants i thought i was the only one.
I started doing this gradually since he was 2 and told him to go to potty we did have a few accidents on the way but he quickly learned the feel of when he was going and would get to the potty in time. Hes now 2 and half and i took away the potty a month ago and got the step ladder to the tiolet he went through a phase and not going to the tiolet but is back going there now. It depends on your question if he can understand you when you ask if he wants to go. I know my boys not ready to go to town with just yet we've just learned to pull undies off to go to tiolet.
So I would keep up your good work he'll learn quickly the difference between undies or no undies to go to potty. And i tryed pull ups but he never understood to pull them down i think it was confusing to him because they look like nappies and feel like it too.
My boy wears undies at home and goes to bed with nappies. When your boy looks like he got it down pat then go a little further. like a step ladder to tiolet. Or a quick visit somewhere with undies on.
Like OP, my DD is 25 months old and we started the no pants method yesterday. So far, we have had no accidents at all.

We actually went out yesterday - yes, on day one!!! We went to a playground at a local primary school which I knew was likely to be deserted and it wouldn't matter if DD had an accident. I packed the potty in the car (in hindsight, it might have been better to choose to visit somewhere where there would have been a toilet available if required). But, we were out for about three hours and DD did not have an accident and did not need to use the potty. But anyway that's my advice - for your first outing go somewhere where it won't matter if you have an accident!

This morning, we had to go to the supermarket and I was a bit worried that she'd have an accident there - that might have been pretty uncomfortable and embarrassing for her! She didn't have an accident. But the second we got home, she said "going toilet now" and straight away went and used her potty. So I am starting to be a little more confident!

This afternoon we went out to lunch at a place about 45 minutes away, so this time I decided to resort to pull-ups (we wouldn't really have been able to stop on the way). Explained to DD that even though she was wearing pull-ups, she could still tell me that she needed to go to the toilet and I would take her - she didn't have to do it in the pull-up like she would with a nappy. Got to the restaurant where she decided she would go to the toilet, which she did successfully, and she hadn't wet the pull-up. (Probably motivated by the desire to show off to her cousin who is three weeks older but not trained!) So, I have to say that you probably don't need to fear pull-ups if the occasion warrants it - just explain why you're using them and that the child can still use the potty/toilet if needed.

I had always thought that when we started TTing we would stay home for about 4 days. We have started once before but then had to abort it for various reasons. But since then we never had another opportunity where we possibly could stay home for that long - I work three days per week and we seem to be inundated with family commitments at the moment! So right now, DD is more than ready to be trained and is keen to wear undies and so on, so I just decided that we'd risk going out as necessary! Think we will probably resort to pull-ups again for church tomorrow morning though. smile Then from Monday she'll be back at daycare and we won't be at home again until Thursday, so depending on how she's gone at daycare during the week, I'm sure we'll be fine to go out from then on!
My DS who is 21months, has just started TT this way it has been a few weeks, he has been telling me when he needs to do a wee and goes and does it on the potty or outside on the grass. I thought after 2 weeks he might be ready to try whilst we were out, so as I was getting his older sister ready I put him in undies, but as it was a new experience he needed to go but couldnt manage it.

I didnt plan on TT him this early, as his sister was about 2 and 2 months, but as he watches us and her I think he was ready.

Good luck

that is great! we have never stayed at home for toddler tt. i just take them ti the loo before we go and then maybe halfway to where we are going. (we live 40 mins away from most places) in the car they sit on a terry towelling nappy. as soon as we get somewhere - straight to the loo. then just take them often. i find they love checking out new bathrooms. take lots of pants, wipes and a plastic bag. no dramas. sometimes i also take a terry nappy into wherever i am going so worst case scenario i can stick it under her if she starts weeing in a shop if we get caught out. i have never had to use it though. i find just being prepared is all you need.
I was just wondering about going out in public! We started TT DD- 23 months (she asked to sit on the toilet a few days ago and did a wee so we just went with it!) and she has had no wee accidents. We are yet to see a poo in the toilet though!!

I feel bad because when I need to go out I put a nappy on her and she keeps saying no, just undies! I'm not sure what I can do if she's not done a poo on the toilet though?

I was just wondering about going out in public! We started TT DD- 23 months (she asked to sit on the toilet a few days ago and did a wee so we just went with it!) and she has had no wee accidents. We are yet to see a poo in the toilet though!!

I feel bad because when I need to go out I put a nappy on her and she keeps saying no, just undies! I'm not sure what I can do if she's not done a poo on the toilet though?


gotta start sometime! Sometimes going out or being in a new environment can actually stimulate them to try it!

I was just wondering about going out in public! We started TT DD- 23 months (she asked to sit on the toilet a few days ago and did a wee so we just went with it!) and she has had no wee accidents. We are yet to see a poo in the toilet though!!

I feel bad because when I need to go out I put a nappy on her and she keeps saying no, just undies! I'm not sure what I can do if she's not done a poo on the toilet though?


Most children actually have bowel control before they have bladder control. (Some children don't like to poo in the toilet, but that doesn't mean that they don't know it's coming.)

In general, I wouldn't worry about poos so much. They're easier to predict - most children poo at the same time each day - so less likely to have a random accident. It's usually easier to tell when a child needs to go - they get a certain expression on their face and hold themselves a certain way - so you can put them on the toilet or the potty real quick.

So I say just go for it! Go somewhere where toilets are easily accessible, if that makes you feel better. Take plenty of changes of clothes and some plastic bags.
I might try no pants, I took DD out to buy some undies - she got to pick them.
She loves wearing them, but were yet to have a wee on the potty! I keep asking her, encouraging her to sit on it while i read her a story, but we've had a few accidents : ( Poor thing gets so upset about it.

Fingers crossed for no pants!
quick question for all you fabulous people who are so successful with the TT. My little man has been in day care full time since he was 4 mths old. Anyway somewhere along the line someone has taught him to call his pull ups undies, I knew this would be trouble as when i put him in undies he just wee's in them anyway and I think this is because he could just wee i the pull ups whenever he likes. Anyone got any ideas for me.....maybe I just need to persevere with the undies, I did start last week and then he got an awful gastro bug so I decided to put the nappies back on him the next day, not really a good thing to do but his poos where just so awful and explosive. Anyway any suggestions would be greatfully appreciated
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