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newly trained...

PostPosted: 05 Mar 2015, 19:56
by mamapup
The puppy is totally great about the loo now but this week we have a new discovery. Sometimes when out he can need to wee or poo and and not be able to hold it long enough to get to a loo. Yesterday he needed a wee on the way home from nursery. He'd tried to go before we left and failed. He told me he needed a wee so we zoomed back to nursery as we weren't far away but he couldn't hold it. Today in the park with MrC the loos were closed so mrC managed to get him to poo on the grass and then cleared it up but on the street that wouldn't work.

Any tips? We have never used a potty and I can't imagine carrying one on top of everything else we have to carry. He isn't keen to wee standing up, he says that's for when he's bigger. We are going to get him to practice in the garden though.

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PostPosted: 05 Mar 2015, 20:22
by Raktajino
It won't be long before he can hold on for the 10 min or so you need to find him a loo, or conveient bush. In the meantime can you borrow or buy at travel potty? The kind that folds up?

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PostPosted: 05 Mar 2015, 21:46
by issi
Pottettes are awesome. Ds1 had a small bladder for his age and could often give us no warning until he was 5.5yrs old so it's been a great investment for us!

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PostPosted: 05 Mar 2015, 22:24
by emzit
We used the potette potty as well until muncher got the hang of standing up wees. I think we only had a few poos in it but it was totally worth carrying around. It didn't take long for him to not need it but while he did it was perfect.

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PostPosted: 06 Mar 2015, 10:15
by Lioncub's mama
we had a potette too - lioncub loved it! in fact it was one of the things that inspired him to finally give up nappies in the first place. You probably wouldn't use one for long - but then you could use it again with little croc so might be a worthwhile investment?

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PostPosted: 06 Mar 2015, 10:30
by issi
The pottette is so awesome because it also folds out into a toilet seat which is great if you have small-bottomed kids like mine!

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PostPosted: 06 Mar 2015, 10:38
by mamapup
We clearly need one of these! Very small bottoms in this house. We hadn't bought a potty because cheese only uses the loo and has never once done anything on a potty but needs must I feel.

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PostPosted: 06 Mar 2015, 23:57
by EnigmaFish
We carried an ikea plastic potty in the boot of the car for ages, stored in a canvas bag. If she needed to go and we weren't near a toilet, the potty was placed on the side of the road or in the grass for a quick use. Several times, she even used it sitting in the boot of the car or balanced on the driver's seat!
The potette thing sounds pretty cool, but if you are driving around then a regular potty would do the trick, too.
Hooray for the puppy getting this far!

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PostPosted: 07 Mar 2015, 09:05
by mamapup
Plan was to get a potty for the car but we use the car so infrequently that we haven't even managed that yet. Whoops.

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PostPosted: 07 Mar 2015, 11:39
by DandelionFrosting
He'll get better quickly. But in the mean time, for out walking . . . Would it be too weird to carry a big rain poncho or something to put around him for privacy? As long as it's just pee, I don't think it's too bad to discretely leave a small puddle next to a light pole or something. After all, dogs do it! And toddler pee doesn't smell nearly as bad as dog pee. It's just the matter of being seen in the process. If he can pee squatting it might just look like he was bending down to pick up a rock or something (assuming he keeps his mouth shut! ;) ).

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PostPosted: 08 Mar 2015, 11:20
by UnhappyRightFoot
Pottete recommendation here too!!! V small and easy to carry/have in the car!

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PostPosted: 09 Mar 2015, 10:41
by busmother
I carried a potty around in the buggy for years, it felt like. But when I didn't have it, would balance them over a drain, and also had a stash of nappy bags (or any plastic bag) so if they did a poo (again, just holding them up in a discreet corner), I could just scoop it up and bin it like a dog poo. We were pretty much out and about all day and not always near a loo until they started nursery at 3 1/2 so we couldn't have managed otherwise.