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!