Steph - posted on 03/20/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )
Im currently in a battle with both sets of grandpaernts about potty training my 2 year old son. Both grandparents and we all have pottys but everyone is trying to do their own thing.
I think its confussing him!!!
Ive tried lots of methods but dont seem to be getting anywhere, to the stage where he is gettng quite distressed using the potty. The only one that works is putting him on the potty when running his evening bath - we normally get a #1 with lots and lots of praise!!
However - my in-laws are a bit more heavy handed and keep taking him out of nappies and putting him in pants - which normally ends up in a BIG wet accident on the kitchen floor!!!
My parents try to make him use the potty at regular times throughout the day while keeping him in nappies the rest of the time.
He is also in a nursery 2 days a week and they use a different method aswell.
As both my partner and me work unsociable shifts its hard to give him the 100% attention he needs to potty train.
I know he is getting to the stage where he needs to learn as he follows me and my partner into the bathroom and will say "mummy / daddy, wee wee". He also hides behind things or goes out of the room to do #2. He can also tell you what hes done in his nappy if you ask him, and HATES having his nappy changed.
I feel so sorry for him because there are so many different methods being used and, understanably the poor lad is getting so confussed between them.
Im a first time mother and this is all completly alien to me!!! I have additional pressure from my parents as both me and my younger brother were potty training at 13 & 16 months and my mother is very good at pointing this out to me when we go for visits twice a week.
Does anyone out there have a good method that has worked for them? or a way that both sets of grandparents and parents can work together to get through this??????
Any help would be fantastic!!!