The nappies are off!

Growing up too quickly!

The week before I broke up for Christmas Luca told me he didn’t want to wear a nappy, instead he wanted to wear big boy pants like Daddy. 


I’ve never pushed toilet training on Luca. We’ve gone completely at his pace as I didn’t want it to be something stressful for either of us. He was right though, it felt like a good time to give it a go. So the first day of my Christmas holidays we decided to put him in underpants and we haven’t looked back. 

We have had a few little accidents, usually when he’s been playing or not realised quite quickly enough that he needed it, but he’s done amazingly well.
We are now just over 3 weeks in and accidents are rare. In fact I’m not sure I could tell you the last time he had one.  We even went to the park and then the supermarket the other day. He managed a good hour and a half without a toilet stop. 

He still wears a nappy for bed. I’m not ready to face that yet and I don’t want his sleep disturbed when it’s so important for him and he isn’t that great at sleeping anyway.  

For daytime toileting though I really think we have cracked it. Woo hoo! Nappies are so bloody expensive, I’ll be glad of the extra pennies. 

He has also decided that he doesn’t need a dummy anymore. We made a conscious effort to try to remove it from him during the day and not make them easily accessible (it wasn’t forbidden just not encouraged) in an attempt to slowly wean him off them. Again I didn’t want it to be stressful for him, you wouldn’t just take a child’s favourite teddy from them so I couldn’t just take his dummy, it’s his comforter.  We still have them in the cupboard just in case.  I need not have worried though, he just gave me it one night and said “I don’t want that mummy.”. He now proudly tells everyone “I don’t have a dummy anymore, I’m a big boy.”

Rightly so too, he should be proud of himself, after all I couldn’t be prouder of him.  Yet it is very bittersweet. My little boy is losing those last little bits of being my baby. Once he’s fully out of nappies there is nothing left. No traces of the baby he used to be. I adore this age, even with all the tantrums but I do miss that little baby he used to be. 

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11 thoughts on “The nappies are off!

  1. PhotoPuddle says:

    How brilliant. Toilet training is on my mind too as my little boy is only three months away from being three. I am trying to be laid back about it though and go at his pace. I don't think anything can be achieved by pushing it on them before they are ready. Fingers crossed everything thing goes as well for us as it did for you.

  2. Everyday30 says:

    Wow! Sounds like a stress-free potty training experience, goes to show how waiting until they're ready is usually the best plan. My son, who is only 2.5, currently thinks he can go to the toilet by himself which usually means wee all over the floor. We're trying to give him space to do it by himself and I'm taking lots of deep breaths and reminding myself that he'll get there eventually! #brillblogposts

  3. Sian PottyMouthedMummy says:

    I am on operation bye bye dummy and hello big boy pants next week, I imagine it is not going to go as smoothly as the above by any means. This sounds positively idyllic! xx

  4. Honest Mum says:

    We are going through nappies off too at the moment, messy isn't it! Prefer the summer but he's ready. My two hated dummies so was lucky I didn't really have to wean them, O weaned himself and A never wanted one. Good for comforting them when they cry. Thanks for linking up to #brilliantblogposts

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