has anyone any more tips on potty training please?

Catherine - posted on 09/20/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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my son is 3 since april its now september nearly october and he is still not fully potty trained he sits on the potty at times and does pee not all the time some not poo i try him every day but when he wears the pullups then he wont tell me when he needs 2 go and have tried him without any pullups im just wondering why it taking so long wit him i know all kids are differnt its just so hard and i cant give up he needs 2 learn :(

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Tricia - posted on 09/21/2010

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My daughter turned 3 in April as well. We figured out that if she had a pull up on she would pee it because she knew she could. In July we quit pull ups cold turkey (except at night). She had accidents for about a week but has been doing great since.

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Samantha - posted on 11/19/2010

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im at my wits end too. my dd was 3 in april and still having accidents. tried rewards, stickers, presents. putting her on toilet every 1/2 hour.....just doesnt help. if she is playing she gets so engrossed that she just lets go. even if i have just asked her does she need to go....hoping it goes easier with my son.

Caroline - posted on 11/16/2010

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i read the potty training in one week book - it did say do not use pull ups. We just chose a week when we had very little to do outside of the house and went for it! Lots of accidents for a few days, but cracked in a week! (not at night though) My daughter was 2 and 3 months.

Sinclairbrooks - posted on 10/12/2010

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I started my son a week before his third birthday. I went to Walmart & bought training pants (actual cloth underwear that have thicker cloth in the crotch area), started on a Saturday & had plenty of spare sweatpants on hand. When he peed, it went all down his legs. I didn't change him for about 5 minutes so it went from warm & uncomfortable to cold & uncomfortable. I also took him to the restroom every two hours. He decided that the wet pants weren't worth it & was trained within a few days. I double protected his bed by putting a slip on mattress pad on the mattress, a fitted sheet over that, then I put on a loose ma tress pad with another fitted sheet over it. We never used any pull ups. We cut off liquids 2 hours before bed & took him to the bathroom right before bed. If he did have an accident, we would just have to whip off the top sheet & matress protector & he would automatically have a clean/dry bed to get into. Accidents are going to happen, but I honestly feel that if you keep him in pullups, he will not feel the discomfort of wetting himself, and will continue to do it. Worth a shot to try the training pants. Best of luck!

Becky - posted on 10/08/2010

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just wanted you to know that I'm in the same boat or worse so you're not alone. My son has been 3 since April and luckily, his nursery school said he could come with a pull-up. I'm just waiting a little more because I don't think he's fully ready and outside pressure doesn't help (like Dad sometimes). But they say boys are usually ready later than girls so that makes me feel better plus I know I had a friend who's son was stubborn and didn't start going 'til sometime when he was four. Since I had 2 girls first, I know one thing that being too stressed about it makes it worse cuz they feel that pressure and don't want to disappoint us. Anyways, don't worry. He won't be wearing pull-ups forever! :-)

Christine - posted on 10/07/2010

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I HAVE BEEN TRYING SINCE MY DAUGHTER WAS 2 AND SHE HAS JUST STARTED TO USE THE TOILET AND PULLUPS SHE IS NOW 3 ,ITS VERY FRUSTRATING BUT HANG IN THERE .THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNLE

Jaime - posted on 10/02/2010

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I used the "potty training in 1 day book". It was less than 10 dollars at the book store. He trained about a year ago (just before 2 1/2). There were a few minor accidents, but definately manageable. We still did pull ups at night until about a month and a half ago when we noticed that he was consistantly waking up dry

Alicia - posted on 09/25/2010

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My son turned 3 in April as well, he was impossible to potty train but we are finally there :) My older son took off his diaper when he was 2 1/2 and said he was done, and he was. So I was not ready for this!!! The only thing that finally worked was gum balls!!! He loves wrestling and I had a Big show guy on the back of the toilot for weeks and weeks and he still wouldnt budge. Then go figure gum balls from bulk was the motivation he needed :) he got 1 for sitting on the potty and trying and if he went he got 5 (his fav #). And I agree w/ the pull ups, dont bother, put him in underwear and let him feel being "dirty". Good luck!!!!

Jill - posted on 09/24/2010

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My son turned 3 in April as well. By May I got sick of seeing the younger kids in his class being potty trained before him. I knew he could do it, so one weekend in May we just went cold turkey...just underwear. We started on a Saturday, he a couple of accidents during the day over the weekend (nothing at night). By Monday we were good with the pee, it took about a week for the poo to set in, but if your day care is on board he should be fine. I just packed about 4 changes of clothes a day just in case. After that for the next months he had maybe a total of a handful of accidents. We didn’t use pull-up, to me they are still diapers and just prolong the process. Going cold turkey was the best thing I ever did. I am not going to lie, I was so worried about the mess, but looking back I am so glad the process only really took a week and not 6 months. Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 09/23/2010

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I used the three day potty training manual on line. If you go to my account and send me your email I can send you the ebook, free of charge. You need to be able to devote three full days, but it worked for my son, Good luck

Catherine - posted on 09/22/2010

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thank u both for ur comments ya i think im jut gonna have 2 work at it more every day and leave te pullups off more during da day its going 2 be messy but have 2 keep at it they would not take my son in preshool cos hes not fully trained so gonna have 2 get more strict thank u both :) x

Bleu - posted on 09/21/2010

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My daughter also turned 3 at the end of April and my experience is similar to Tricia's. Had no success with pull ups and had to quit diapers altogether during the day- using pull-ups only at night. I also stopped giving her water close to bedtime and have found that her diaper is dry or mostly dry by the morning. I decided that I would stay in until she got the hang of it and really focus just on teaching her to use the potty without going outside and interrupting the learning process. As soon as she wakes up she is in underwear and as soon as she gets ready to go to bed she has a pull up. So far it is working great- to my relief but only since I really committed myself to the task did I see results. It has been a lot of work to say the least! I also talk to her a lot and treat it in a matter of fact this is what we do when we have to go approach. When she successfully goes in her potty she gets to watch a children's movie of her choice and because she rarely watches TV she really loves this reward system and has been watching lots of movies. :)

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