LO is 2.5 years old and we are in the potty training dilemma. We have tried the "modified" 3-day bootcamp which failed miserably over the Independence day weekend, but things have changed since. LO has been requesting to use the potty before he poops 80% of the time, and he has been pooping in the potty for 80% of the time when he is with me. (Note that he never requested to use the potty before the bootcamp) He has also seemingly started to tell me he peed / about to pee. Dirty diapers is starting to bother him. He wants to be changed even if he has just peed a little. Yippee!
With that said, I am in another dilemma. We were out of town over the weekend and LO was a bit confused. We were out and about most of the time, so we weren't able to change his diapers immediately regardless if he told us that something has happened. There was one time he announced "pee pee poo poo" several times over a period of half an hour. I asked if he needs to be changed he said yes, but I peeked inside and there was nothing, and he was dry. I asked if he wanted to sit in the big potty in our hotel room and took him to the toilet, he refused (and it was a nice bathroom!).
So, from your experience, what should we buy for a successful and consistent potty training experience even on the go / on the road / everywhere?
More facts and questions:
- He prefers to sit on the big potty with his adapter seat.
- He has a small potty at home which he never sits on it.
- We have some underwear, which he wet himself 4 times and he was traumatized. I am thinking of getting "training pants" which supposed to have linings. Should I? If so, what brand would you recommend?
- I have been tempted to buy those 2-in-one potty seat / stand alone potty things on amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016KYMMU/ref=ox_sc_act_title_9?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER ), but I kinda don't think I can carry that around when I am out and about, right? Besides, that thing would be super nasty if I do put it on the big potty in a public bathroom, and it is kinda silly that I have to wipe that thing down and put it back into my bag over the next years..
- many public toilets have a big gap on the seat toward the front. If you let your LO use the big toilet directly when outside, How do you deal with that?
- What do you do when you are inside a small bathroom lot that your LO won't want to sit on the potty, but the slot is also not big enough for you to pull out a travel potty, or even just a tupperware? (Yes that's a friend's suggestion and she has 3 potty-trained kids)
- Any other tips while traveling / on the road / outside that can help you on creating a consistent potty training experience?