So we've been potty training our 2 year old for just over a week. I was so anxious because of her sister ( 5 next month) still wetting several times daily and being investigated still. I was scared they would be the same!
The 2 year old is sometimes going 2 hours between wees! Something her older sister never does! She just makes an hour most of the time, not always, and that's only recently).
The 2 year old empties her bladder and then is dry til the next one. Whereas nearly 5 year old has little wet patches and little leaks frequently.
The 2 year old's wee is a gush which tails off til it stops. Nearly 5 year old goes gush-stop-Gush-stop-gush-stop.
If little one has an accident she says "mum, I weed" and it's a full accident whereas the older one normally has little patches of wee and is so used to it that she doesn't even mention it half the time!
We've just been out bike shopping and nearly 5 year old has wet through her incontinence pants and trousers ( usually padded pants catch it) and 2 year old is dry! I think the day will come soon where we'll be packing the older one spare clothes and not the younger one. Or at least more pairs for the older one.
I have to say it has restored my faith that it's not my fault with the older one! She clearly has a different bladder which is possibly overactive ( we are doing input output charts before her November appointment). I sometimes doubted my ability to potty train. Definitely until she was 4 I did. I now realise there must be a reason she's like this.
Little one is easier after 10 days potty training than older one is after 2.5 years attempted potty training!! She wees and then I can relax knowing that's it til next time, no little leaks or silly small intervals of time. So relieved. She's not saying she needs it yet, but she's 2 years 4 months old and she is aware she needs it as she often stands up and looks worried or sometimes stands by the potty, so we are getting there!