All posts tagged: toilet training

“You’re a stinky poo-poo head”

“You’re a stinky poo-poo head” my 3-year old said to me this morning before dissolving into a fit of giggles. “I’m going to do a pop on your lap!” he howled out loud as I attempted to manoeuvre him into his underpants, one leg at a time. “Smell my bum” he laughed after he actually did. “Are we going to have poo for breakfast?” he added cheekily as we made our way downstairs. “It’s Peppa Poo!” he pointed out to me as we passed his collection of Peppa Pig sticker books. “I need a poo” he announced conveniently, just as we were about to leave the house. There is so much talk of poo in my house at the moment that I have been forced to create rules around the appropriate use of the word.  Like, no poo talk at the dinner table; no poo talk in front of strangers; and absolutely no shouting out of “Mummy are you doing a big stinky poo” when we are visiting a friend’s house (again). When Zachy and his cousin get together, the …

Potty Training

The Greek God(zilla) and I both took a week off work over Easter to start potty training with Zachy. Well, that is not the only reason we took the week off but figured as we would both be at home for a week, then it was as good a time as any to make a start on moving him out of nappies. Zachy had shown some interest in using the potty in the run up to his training.  Mostly when he was stripped down before and after his bath.  And, once or twice during. He had also started to tell me when he had “done a big poo, Mummy”… whether it be in his nappy, or in the bath. So, all the signs were hinting that he might be ready. But then what?  I was not sure what I actually had to do next. “Just whip the nappy off and let him roam free” was the general advice from friends and my new parenting bible, Twitter. “But he’ll poo all over the carpet!” “Put some sheets down” …