Today was C’s first session at nursery. She’s only just turned 2 but appears quite forward for her age so we wanted to send her there for a few hours just so she can mix with the other children really.
We’ve also been toilet training for around 6 weeks and this was the main thing concerning me about nursery. C is doing great at home or at her grandparents but I knew she would more than likely be too shy to tell the people who work at nursery when she needed to go.
So, in todays 5 hour session at nursery she had 3 accidents. There could have been more but the staff put her in a pull-up after accident #3 as she had no more clean clothes. By the last accident she did apparently tell someone she needed to go but it was too late.
I’ve been preparing her for nursery for the last week and telling her, every single time I’ve took her to the toilet, that she must ask the nice ladies to take her when she’s at nursery, but it appears her shyness has been a bigger factor.
I feel a bit guilty as she’s only 2 years & 3 weeks and I kind of think we’re expecting too much of her. We never forced the toilet training, that was all her, but to combine that with nursery is a big thing for a 2 year old.
My dilemma now is do I continue sending her to nursery in knickers with lots of changes of clothes or do I give in a little and send her in pull-ups? Part of me thinks knickers, as she will learn that she needs to ask for the toilet and I don’t want to go backwards, but the other part wonders if it’s causing her more distress than necessary, especially with trying to settle in to nursery anyway and I should just opt for pull-ups for a while.
This parenting business is hard sometimes.