Going Potty: Back to Square 1

I thought we had it cracked last week.

He was doing it – wee’s and poo’s on the potty, and bar a few accidents all was good.

Yesterday we hit a wall.  He would sit on the potty and then go and wee or poo elsewhere.

It became funny again to wee on the carpet.  This morning he’s stopped telling me altogether and he just won’t try.

He poo’d in his brand new Thomas pants this morning.  He thought it was funny.

No matter what I do he won’t use the potty.  It’s become a game.

So I’ve put him back in nappies.

People keep telling me to stay in for two weeks, or carry a potty everywhere with me.  Everyone has an opinion and its all different.

I’m cross, frustrated, annoyed – I don’t know what to do.

So I tapped into my maternal instinct.  Listened to my head and heart arguing and thought about what is best for him.  Even if I don’t know myself.


I still don’t think he is 100% ready just yet.

I’m not being lazy; I’m game to do it if he is.  But it just doesn’t feel right.

I don’t want to scare him and frighten him off.  That could set us back lots.  I also don’t like telling him off when he doesn’t use the potty, it doesn’t feel right and I’m not usually flippant about these things, I know I’m a strict mum and I hope I’m not going soft.

So, back to the nappies.  My carpets are breathing a sigh of relief and the potty is still out.  But its up to him, I’m trusting him.

You can catch up on our potty training adventures here and here.

As always – any help or advice is always hugely appreciated, I’ve no idea if I’m doing the right thing.  He’s alive, happy and healthy, that’s all that matters, right?


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