- Hi guys. Welcome back to my channel.
Today I want to talk to you about wee and poo in the potty
because Caleb is now potty trained and he clicked
after just four days of doing it so while it's fresh
in my mind I wanted to share all
of my best tips and tricks with you.
Caleb is now two years old and eight months
and he was totally ready and he was showing lots
of signs so he was showing an interest
in his brother going to the toilet
and me going to the toilet and every time he did a wee
or a poo in his nappy he would tell me almost to say,
sort it out mom.
And now that I'm 30 weeks pregnant, it kind of dawned
on me that I only have 10 weeks to get him completely dry
before the new baby or I'm gonna have two in nappies.
Kind of was waiting for the warmer months cause I thought,
well you know, in June, July he can run around
with no nappy on in the garden.
What we did was we went out and we chose a potty together
and he chose this bright green potty.
He's got a thing about green, actually.
And I also bought him some brand new big boy pants
even though we had loads from his brother previously
but I bought ones that I knew he would like best
so I got some Marvel ones and some Spider-man ones
and we made a big thing about it on the first day.
I showed him his brand new pants, I had a potty chart,
I had lots of stickers and we had the potty itself
and I let him even put some stickers on the potty.
It's time to say bye bye to nappies.
- Bye bye nappies.
- Bye bye nappies. (baby sounds)
And now we just gonna wee on your green potty.
- Yeah. It's over there.
- Over there.
- Shall we get it?
- Yeah, cause Caleb look.
We're gonna take the nappies off.
- Trousers! Stormtroopers!
You've got big boy pants now.
- I got Spider-man ones.
- Spider-man ones!
- Fraser got them ones first.
- Fraser's got some like this, doesn't he?
Look at these big boy pants!
- I like that one night.
- You should put them on.
- I put them on, off.
- You take them off, okay. We'll put them on.
No, but that's more pants.
- You want to wear them all in one go?
Yeah, so that was all really exciting and I actually
found it easier this time around with my five year old.
He was really encouraging him and he was so excited
about the whole process and he was like,
you're a big boy now Caleb, you can do this.
Weeks leading up to when I was going to potty train him
we read some books about using the potty,
we talked about it a bit more.
Every time his older brother went to the toilet I was like,
wow, well done, like over the top praise about it.
So, we kind of had a bit of a build up to it.
So, for the first three days of potty training
we pretty much stayed at home as much as we could with just
a T-shirt on and absolutely nothing on it with the potty
and we just kept encouraging him to use the potty.
He would not sit on it at all as my first son
had no problem with sitting on it for about half an hour
watching an iPad or reading a book or something like that
but he would just not sit on it.
Whenever we tried to put him on it
he literally went like a cat that was getting put
into a box, you know?
Really went like stiff and stuff.
So, the first two days he just would not sit
on it and was loads of accidents and then finally
on day three, I was like let's try the big toilet
and he sat on the big toilet
and he had a wee.
Then we were over the top praise, sweets, stickers,
cheering, calling daddy,
telling daddy, telling friends,
basically telling everyone and he was so proud of himself.
There have been a few times when he said that he needs
the toilet and we'll sit him on the toilet and he'll be sat
there for quite a little while and he will, sort of,
you see his stomach muscles going and he goes,
it's not working, it's not working so one thing that I did
which I don't know if it's advisable but I did it
was whenever Caleb gets in the bath he has a wee
like instantly that the hot water makes him have a wee
so there's been a few times when he's been sat there
for 10 minutes and he's getting frustrated and he's like
it's not working because this feeling
is all very brand new of like releasing.
So, I got a bowl from the kitchen and I filled it up
with quite warm water and I put his little foot into it
and instantly the wee came.
So, we did that a few times.
We haven't needed to do it since but maybe
at the beginning it just helps them
to work out that connection and that release.
After using the toilet, he then did start to use the potty
but he still much prefers to just stand
over the potty rather than sit on it.
He has sat on it now but he, if he just needs to wee,
he will run up to it and just stand over it and have a wee.
I was thinking that's how he sees his brother go
to the toilet so that's probably what he thinks you do
if you're a boy.
So, I've actually gotten him the most ridiculous product
that I thought I would never buy but it is the little tiny
urinal and you can stick it on a wall.
It was only $6.99 on Amazon and it's just been perfect
for him because he likes to stand up and there's this thing
that you can wee on that spins round
and it's just really funny.
If you have a boy that doesn't want to sit down,
then that might also work for your children.
I also have this really great potty that I wanted
to tell you about for when we're out and about.
It's called the My Carry Potty and it's so, so simple.
It literally closes so when you go out you could take
it with you cause we go out lots of days to the farm
or the park and stuff and you get caught short.
So, this is perfect for wees and poos and you can close
it back up again and you can carry on with your outing
and it comes in really cute, bright, different animals.
We chose the ladybird.
When we did stay in for the first three days,
I would recommend maybe getting a few new little toys
from like the Poundshop or some bubbles and stuff to do.
We actually got some of those cupcake mixes
that you can just make up together as a half hour activity
to do indoors and I think just being at home,
the two of us, and playing,
it helped to keep him concentrated on what we were doing.
I also wanted to say he's not potty trained
during the night yet.
He is using Pull-Up pants and I don't want to tackle that
until he's over three or until he kind of prompts it.
With my older son, we were just getting ready
for bed one night and I went to put the Pull-Ups
on him and he said, no,
no more nappies, no more nappies.
So, I was like, right, okay.
I'm not gonna then force him to wear nappies.
So, we stopped the nappies and what we then did was the
Lift or the Dream Wee they call it,
so when Fraser was about three and he was like
I'm not using a nappy at night anymore my husband and I
at about 10 or 11 o'clock at night when we went to bed,
we would lift him up asleep,
put him on the toilet and say have a wee
and he would have a wee and then we would put him back
in his bed and he would sleep through dry and we did that
for quite a long time until one night we were like
should we just see if he can make it through?
And he did.
But that worked really well and it's surprising
how they can just be lifted and stay asleep and have a wee
when you tell them too.
Anyway, I hope this video was helpful.
Please ask me any questions in the comments below
and let me know how your getting on
if you're tackling potty training.
Thank you so much for watching and I'll see you soon.