Miss Berry is now 26 months and we have been trying to coax her into toilet training and failing miserably. Our last try ended like this:
Mummy: "Honey, why don't you do a wee on the toilet?"
Miss Berry: "I don't want to do a wee in the potty, I want to do a wee in my pants".
Mummy: "Oh, OK."
That was about 2 months age. I did not want to force the issue in case she realised she was able to manipulate the household with toilet antics, so things have continued as normal. Also, I don't think you have any where to go to when your 2 year old gives you a straight up answer like that.
Anyhoo, we were at Montessori earlier in the week and the teacher handed out an article on toilet training using Montessori methods. Brilliant, new ideas to help get the ball rolling again. One point they make is to put the child in training pants so they can get the feeling of being wet or dirty. The idea is the child does not want to be wet and will thus be encouraged to use the toilet/potty.
So, good in theory huh? I thought so and decided to dive in with a lovely colourful purchase.
Even if the plan goes straight down the toilet (pun intended) at least the training pants look adorable drying on the line.