Sunday, 17 June 2012

Potty Training Couch Protection

I think that the time has come to begin potty training in earnest.  Nappy changes have become a nightmare with little lady either refusing to be changed or not wanting a nappy to be put back on.

This basically causes a bit of stress for all concerned and as a result I've started to leave extra nappy changing time before attempting to leave the house just in case it all goes a bit Pete Tong.  This is, of course, completely ridiculous so my husband and I decided that today was the day we would start potty training!  The nappy bag will contain 3 sets of clothes like when madam was a baby and hubby and I will be armed with a great deal of patience.

We have bamboo floors downstairs so they would be fine if accidents happened but I was slightly worried about my couches that had already developed various juice and water stains.   I then had an epiphany!  Waterproof cot sheets!  Hooray!  We no longer used them as our daughter is in a single bed so I grabbed them out of the cupboard and et voila, they fit snugly onto the couch cushions.  We have throw blankets on the couches because they help to keep the cat fur and dirty hand marks off of the cushions so we won't even know that the sheets are under there.

I'm pretty sure I'm not the first mom to do this but honestly, why didn't I think of this earlier?!

We have had only one accident (ironically, in the bathroom), so let's see how this goes!  Wish us all luck!

A x

7 comments:

  1. What a great idea!! And I am dreading starting this with our youngest- its just around the corner! Good luck!

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  2. Thank you! So far, so good although we stopped and then re-started. Baby steps...

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  3. Dreading potty training - my daughter turns 2 tomorrow and I know it won't be long before we begin in earnest. She hates having her nappy on and has started just sitting on the potty (although yet to actually do anything on it!). Will invest in some of these sheets I think!

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    1. My little one is back at that stage again. She has made a wee in the potty a few times but it's almost like she has forgotten how to?! I just bought mine from John Lewis in the basic range I think? Good luck! :)

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  4. Genius idea, why oh why didnt i think of that!

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    1. It is working brilliantly! Excellent too for when little one is sick.

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