My daughter is three and a half. She is due to start primary school in September - that's just seven months away now. I am at my wits end. It feels like I am under a tremendous amount of pressure to get her dry in time. I was jsut so relieved when I found that nursery would accept three year olds in nappies, as they never used to when my eldest was that age, she had to be dry by two years 9 months or no play group would allow her a place. It seems a lot of children at the nursery, who are much younger than my three and a half year old, are quite confident at using the toielt independently. I feel so inadequate as a parent when my daughter shows no sign of ever being toilet trained. I've tried everything, reward charts, new toilet seats, new proper underwear, trainer pants. It's just not working for us. Think my daughter is happier to sit in a soggy wet and soiled nappy than to get up and use a toilet!
Hi, my 3yr old is currently being assessed for possible autism & because we have been focusing on her delayed speech we have put potty training aside for a bit but what has been suggested to us is to remove their nappy as they have a drink & time how long it takes before they have an accident, then use that timeframe to offer them the potty (i.e. if 30mins pass and they then wee we should offer them the potty every 30mins). Once they start weeing in the potty we slowly up the time between offerings (30mins - 45mins - 60mins, etc...). Can see myself potty training both my girls this spring/summer (will be intriguing to see who masters it first)