The potty training experience with my son has been very different to that with my daughter – she was dry at night eighteen months and dry in the day by two and a half years I had no issues or questions with her, she just did it. My son is four in two months and was fully dry in the day age three but still can wet the bed so what I do is buy bed time pants but I’ve tried alsorts from waking him up at certain times (he ends up half asleep and upset then refusing to wee) to EVERYTHING waterproof (all you could hear was rustling sheets – annoying) the health visitor said I over mothered him which I wasn’t impressed by and regardless it’s just a phase of their lives and all things come to an end so does potty training so best thing to always remember is patience, buy lots of toilet wipes and anti bac!
Remember some problems that may occur are:
Problem 1: You are ready. Your toddler is not.
Problem 2: Having minor setbacks – like having another child.
Problem 3: Fear of the toilet – its a new step forward!
Problem 4: Fear of flushing – we used to say “bye bye Mr Poopy.”
Problem 5: Public bathrooms – they like routine.
Problem 6: Accidents (they do happen).
Also remember children are human too! I’m an adult and achieved this last year:
The best advice anyone should give is to give it time – unless of course there’s a mental or physical issues then I’d suggest visiting a GP. Click NHS potty training advice for more tips! Plus even print out some other potty training reward charts!