I am having a dilemma and I don’t really know what to do. Any of you that have regularly read my blog will know that potty training BBhas not been easy and that recently he has regressed, but the twins are proving to be a very different kettle of fish. Deciding whether to potty train the twins together or apart, now or in spring is not an easy one to make.
It will be easier to explain them as two separate individuals to begin with so you get an idea of their capabilities.
She is aware of her nappy and wants it off all the time. She is happy being naked. She is not keen to wear pants. However, without any prompting from me, if left naked in the house she will take herself to the potty and go for a wee or poo all by herself. No instruction or explanation has been given. This weekend we travelled two hours in the car and she called out she needed a wee and we pulled over and she went. She seems ready but…
1. How do I persuade her to wear knickers?
2. How do I persuade her to keep them on? (Lets hope I am not still highlighting this point at 18!)
3. Do I wait for spring when I don’t have tights to contend with?
Chilled Out Boy
Like his name he is taking things very much in his stride. Like his twin sister he is very contented to be naked and is seen regularly playing with his you know what, as boys like to do (particularly sticking it down the holes of Mega bloks! Yes, really!)
He however is not as eager to use the potty. He will sit on it, and torment his sister if she wants to use it, but he is more keen to wee and poo wherever he happens to be. For example this weekend when he had managed to get hold of the Ready brek without me realising and sprinkled it over the floor, only to wee on top of it and make porridge! Nice! He of course tells me he has done it, but just all a little too late. Again he is not keen on wearing pants but I do think he would copy his sister.
So do I ….
1. Potty train him with his sister or wait a while for him? Just because they are twins they are individuals.
2. Encourage him to wear pants and lead him to the potty regularly and see if he picks it up?
3. Wait until spring when clothing is easier?
I really am at a loss at to what to do. I know that because of my experience with BBI am nervous and a little scared to begin. I also know I need to be more prepared with equipment and necessities. Also, just to pint out they only turned two in mid September so they are still quite young for the potty (I think).
However do I take the bull by the horns and go for it or do I hold off and wait? What would you do? If you have had twins what are your thoughts and experiences? Would really value some input here. It really is decisions, decisions.