I'm not sure if this is the right place on the forum to ask this question. Let me know if there is somewhere more appropriate for me to post this.
We haven't done EC as such, but I did put DD on the potty at every nappy change from when she could sit up. She is now 17 months and pretty much potty-trained at home - provided she's not wearing anything on the bottom. If she's not wearing a nappy she goes on the potty by herself whenever she needs to poo or pee. So she has very good control already. When she's wearing a nappy she just pees in it, she doesn't ask to go on the potty. But when I put underpants on her she either gets confused and thinks it's like a nappy and pees in it, or sits down on the potty and pees through them :)
I know the issue with the underpants is something she will figure out quickly. I just need to bite the bullet and put them on her all the time and keep reminding her that she needs to go on the potty to pee and that we need to pull down the underpants first.
But to get her properly dry I need to stop putting nappies on her when we go out. And this is where I just don't know how to manage it. We do a lot of walking with the stroller and I just don't know what I would do if she asked to go on the potty when we're out walking. How have other people managed this stage?
I can't really draw on previous experience with my son, because he was a whole year older when he became dry and was able to "hold it" for a long time right away.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)
Thanks, that's very good advice.
She's got the hang of the underpants. She waits for me to pull them down though, she can't do it herself yet. She also wanted to go on the potty when we had just come home from an outing and she was still wearing a nappy, which is great. So she's doing great at home. But when we're out she's still perfectly happy to pee in her nappy and doesn't ask to go on the potty.
I think the next step for us is to put pants on her as well as underpants at home, and once she's got the hang of that we will venture out. The idea of the potty in the car is a great one, except that we don't have a car and walk everywhere. And I wonder whether keeping a potty in the basket under the stroller is a bit excessive
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