Any April 2009 Babies Potty Trained Yet?

Connie - posted on 08/05/2011 ( 88 moms have responded )

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Congratulations to all Potty Trained April 2009 Babies and best of luck to those who are working on it.
We were able to have our son potty trained a month after he turned 2 years old. It was a very long and frustrating 3 weeks. Thank goodness for Yo Gabba Gabba and Go Diego Go undies!

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Heather - posted on 11/11/2011

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It's a process if you are discouraged. 2.5 is still young, especially for boys.

Bernadette - posted on 09/04/2011

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oh, and just an interesting fact - it's actually recommended that potties be used for little kids rather than the big toilet, because crouching is actually the natural way to go to the toilet, especially for a number two. We started off using the step seat that fits over the regular toilet, but she couldn't do it sitting down like that. It also converts to a little chair potty, so we now use it like that and she finds it easier. For number two though, we put a foot stool in front of her to put her feet on so that she has her knees up. She finds it much easier to do it this way. When you see a toddler in a nappy doing a number two, they pretty much always do it in a squat position. The first time Ella did a number two on the potty, she was crying and kept trying to get up, or so I thought - then I realised, she was trying to squat. Only problem was, she was going to miss the potty doing it that way so I went and got the stool for under her feet, and she sat back, stopped crying and did what she needed to do. It is even recommended for adults to use a foot stool and lean forward over the knees as it is the best position for complete bowel evacuation. It is the best way to avoid haemmaroids, tearing due to constipation (fissures), etc. I have heard that fissures are very common in little ones, and to avoid it, encourage them to go in a squat position.

Bernadette - posted on 09/04/2011

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we started a few times, but kept giving up fairly quickly. Then I decided a week ago that I was going to get it going, and not quit until we had it. Six days later, she's not really even having accidents anymore! She still wears nappies to bed, but is even waking up during the night and calling out to tell me she needs to go on the potty. I couldn't believe it has happened so quickly after our previous failed attempts. Of course, she is having the odd accident, but these are really only when she has no choice. She woke up this morning needing to go but I was in the shower and didn't hear her (she does not get herself out of bed, she waits for someone to come tell her she can) so by the time I came in to get her out of bed, she told me she had done a wee and a poo in her nappy. It is the first accident she has had in a few days though, and she is very proud of herself!

Oh, and Stacy - we tried pull-ups on our first failed attempts too. It didn't work, as it was too much like wearing a nappy - there is no mess, so why bother remembering to go to the toilet? We decided this time to go straight for training pants and it turns out she really doesn't like having wet pants, so she learned pretty quickly. Training pants (as long as they are the ones with the foam and plastic lining, not just foam) are great, as it helps prevent messes on the floor (especially good if you've got carpet, and for couches, as also for going out you know there aren't going to be puddles left on the floor in shops, etc) but still enough like normal underwear that they know the second they've wet themselves, and it doesn't 'go away' like it does in a pulll-up. For the last 6 days, we have only used nappies for sleep time and it has worked wonders. We also used mini m&ms as rewards, or stickers. We also use special potty training books, that are only for reading on the potty. They make the whole experience a bit more enjoyable, as well as teaching them how to do it. The books we use are "Girls' Potty Time" (also available as "Boys' Potty Time") and "Toilet Time for Girls" (also available for boys). Ella loves the Girls' Potty Time one - it has a cover shaped like a toilet seat, and really makes going to the potty sound like fun. She loves to try to be like the girls in the book, with her "big girl pants" and wiping her bottom, and getting the reward stickers that come with the book. The Toilet time one is also pretty good. It has a button on it that you press, and it makes a sound like a toilet flushing. She loves them, and insists on reading them every time she goes on the potty. She knows that they are only for reading at potty time, so it makes them a bit special and she wants to go to the potty so that she can read them. She knows the "Girls' Potty Time" one practically word for word!

Lyndzi - posted on 08/11/2011

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Lorrie what we did to potty train our daughter was just put a potty chair in the living room and keep her naked on the bottom and used m&m's for ANY sucesses and we got very excited when she would sit on the potty and if she went in it we did a dance, It was alot easier and faster than I thought it would be she has had very few accidents on the floor and we keep her naked most of the time at home, then only put pull ups on a nap and bed and slowly she has started waking up dry. Good Luck!!

Lorrie - posted on 08/11/2011

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Congratulations to the potty trained... I have not been so lucky. My daughter (4-8-09) is not interested in the potty. When she is diaperless or wearing panties she will wet herself. She will tell me when she is wet or poopy. Any advice?

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Lisa - posted on 01/11/2012

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My daughter was born nov 10 2009 and she was excited about using the potty but now has zero interest. Any suggestions??

Shanika - posted on 01/06/2012

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My son was born 4/30/2009 and he only goes when he has something on( diaper, pants, undies). I keep him naked for a while and sit him on the potty chair but he doesnt do anything. As soon as I put his pants back on he wets himself. UGH!! This is frustrating!

Cassy - posted on 01/05/2012

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My son (4-22-09) will go on the big potty, and even let me know when he needs to go. Sometimes. We reward him with M&Ms, and praise and all that other good stuff. We just cant get him to get the idea of pooping in the potty. So what I have done, is I got a hot wheels car to give to him when he finally poops in the potty for the first time. We never got small potty, but a potty seat for the big potty. Now he really likes to flush, and if he doesnt do anything, I dont let him flush. He also likes to go potty with daddy. So we are making progress, but we are also kinda stuck.

Amanda - posted on 01/02/2012

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Jory - posted on 01/02/2012

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my daughter was born on 4-8-09 she used to go pee in the potty and now she poops instead of peeing so I don't know what I am going to do she won't do both of them

Alana - posted on 01/02/2012

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Hiya yup my little girl has been potty trained for the past 5months she does wear a nappy still at nights she sumtimes is dry and sumtimes not xxxxx

Amanda - posted on 12/31/2011

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Mt youngest is almost 3 and is still not trained. Just before she was 2, we were almost there. She was doing awesome, but then she got sick, really sick. In 5 days she lost 10 lbs. and was hospitalized for dehydration. Her little bottom was so scorched tht we had to keep her on the potty most of the time. As a result, she hates the potty. I know she is ready and tht she knows what she needs to do but she is almost afraid of the potty now. We are slowly running out of ideas. I dont want to push her too much but I think I need to. Any ideas?

Alex - posted on 12/30/2011

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my daughter is all potty trained it only took a week . she is doing really well. x

Christine - posted on 12/29/2011

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My March 2009 has been potty trained for a few months. He was pretty easy about it! We did not push it and just have potties everywhere around the house. He still wears a pull up to sleep in though. He can handle naps but not all night long yet. 100% durning day is great. No more diapers.. hoooray. atleast for a few more months until #2 makes there grand arrival.

Cary Lynn - posted on 12/27/2011

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My daughter was born May 16, 2009 and was potty trained last December (2010)! She was 19 months old. We have been diaper free house for a year now!! I could not believe how easy she was compared to her 2 older brothers. Both of my boys were potty trained just weeks before they turned 3. With every child it is different. What worked with my first son did not work with my 2nd and what worked for both of them did not work for my daughter. It is all about the kid and their personality and their development. With my first son, I missed the early clues and dismissed them as being to soon for him. I know after going through my daughter being ready early that he was ready and it probably would have been alot easier! My advice, follow your child's clues! Some are ready very early and some take longer to get there. Don't punish them for something that their bodies may not be physically ready to handle. Be patient, this is ONE of the hardest stages you will go through!

Giovanna - posted on 12/14/2011

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I brought my son underwear simialr to his fathers an told him he was a big boy like his dad and he never went back to diapers... he basically potty trained himself lol HE EVEN STOPPED USIN HIS POTTYLOL

Tiffany - posted on 12/08/2011

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My was also born4-15-09 and is fully petty trained through the day and night.

Paula - posted on 11/26/2011

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I am having soo much trouble potty training my son, he just isn't interested! ):

Annie - posted on 11/25/2011

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My son was two 9-2011 and he is not even close to being ready! He wakes up with wet diapers, can't take his clothes off, he has no interest. I have put him on a potty a few time. I'm not concerned, he will do it when he is ready.

Amanda - posted on 11/25/2011

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yikes.. my little boy is october 08 and he refuses to use the potty anywhere except at home, barebum. =[

Samantha - posted on 11/22/2011

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im having a hard time with my daughter born 4-19-09 we have even put her potty in the living room and let her run around naked so all she had to do was run to the potty but she waits til after she goes on herself to tell us what do we do

Sarah - posted on 11/22/2011

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I believe a child will telll you when they are ready, and boys are notoriously later to potty train than girls. I have potty trained my two eldest boys and still need to train my youngest born in 2009. My two eldest were late learning. My eldest (12) was dry by the time he started reception at 4yrs but the nursery did most of the work. My 6 year old told me he was ready one day by up turning a step stool and using it when he was 3 1/2 years, and was dry by the time he too started reception. My youngest is now two and a half and I tried a while ago in the summer but it was obvious he wasnt ready so am waiting for him to be more aware. I always say dont push them, they will do it when they are ready and at the end of the day you dont see full grown men wearing nappies unless for medical reasons, they all train eventually.

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My daughter is getting there.. I have started waking her up early and popping her on the potty so she does her first wee of the day on there. At the moment she is still learning how to control her bladder! With that said, my son didnt potty train until he was 3! I was at my wits end, put a ping pong ball in our loo and told him to aim.. within two weeks he was toilet trained!!

Dawn - posted on 11/17/2011

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We tackled potty training and was doing great for a few weeks and then he just started peeing in his pants and not caring, so....we are now back in diapers. We had our second baby in April 2011, so I am not sure if he is wanting to be the "baby" again, but even my parents tell me that my brother and I did the same thing. I am hoping that it won't last, I am always so proud when he uses the potty like a big boy.

Lynda - posted on 11/17/2011

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My son was born on july 21, 09 and we are working on it. He does very good throughout the day, but at night we still keep a diaper on him. I am not sure that will change anytime soon. Any suggestions on how to get him out of a diaper at night and not just during the day?

Wanjiku - posted on 11/15/2011

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I'm thankful my June 2009 daughter is potty trained and hates to do any of her business in a daiper. Infact if she pee's in her daiper at night she's tearful in the morning and I have to tell her it's ok. I partly attribute it to her having a sister born nin April 2007 to emulate! Thank God for big sisters!

Dana - posted on 11/11/2011

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Yes, he is. He decided in Aug. it was time to use the potty like his sister. He did about 60% of it on his own. He will still use a pull up and diaper if he has one on. But some times he takes them off and goes.

Kristie - posted on 11/11/2011

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My twin girls were born March 23, 2009 6 weeks premature... one is kind of trained, the other could care less... lord i need hlep

Hollie - posted on 11/06/2011

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My 2 year old decided at 21 months that she didnt want to wear diapers anymore and she has been potty trained ever since. no accidents during day or night. She will be 2 and a half this month. she made it very easy for us... I'm scared to have another one. lol. I may not have as much luck. haha. Good luck to all those still trying and congrats to the all the potty trained kids and parents putting the work into it :)

Amanda - posted on 11/05/2011

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My daughter was born 6-27-09 will pee on the potty no problem at all. but will jump off crying when she has to poop and begs for a diaper. I really dont understand why?

Anntesha - posted on 11/03/2011

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My son born 04/28/2009 was potty trained about 3 weeks after his birthday. I was so proud of his and thankful I didn't have to change diapers anymore lol I think it helped that he has an older brother who helped keep him motivated. To all the mommies working on potty training just remember its take time and consistency good luck :)

Angela - posted on 11/01/2011

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We dont go all night dry yet and still a little shaky on the #2s but we have pee pee in the potty down. We have a goofy song and dance and get thrown up in the air.. shes loving it. We relay on Dora and Princess panties and she feels like such a big girl

Nadine - posted on 10/27/2011

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mine is potty trained but cant wear anything on his bottom otherwise he wets himself any suggetions?

Amanda - posted on 10/25/2011

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my daughter is was born march 2009, and has been potty trained when she turned 2....shes still not good for night time but im ok with that :)

Mary Chris - posted on 10/25/2011

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My son is 2years and 3 months and has been potty trained for three months. He still wears a diaper at nap and bed. Most of the time he is dry at naps. He was showing signs of readyness so I trained using the three day method. THere is an article about it on babycenter.com its called "How to potty train in three days." I sware by it, we had a hard two days and then day three just worked and we have never went back! I highly suggest this method, as long as your child is showing signs of readyness. Good Luck!

Karen - posted on 10/24/2011

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Yup!! My daughter (born May 2009) is potty trained. However, I don't trust her just yet with sleeping without a nappy at night. We did that twice, the first time she did well, I got up during the night to put her on the potty (she only went once) and the other time she made a mess. So we're taking that step a bit at a time.

Karyn - posted on 10/24/2011

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I think my daughter is almost ready. She will sit on our toliet and grab for the toliet paper and says she's going poopie lol. She's also told me a few times when she's wet. So waiting for pay day then going ot go get the princess potty with all the bells and whistles and see what happens :)

Stef - posted on 10/23/2011

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teagan was born 22/04/09 started potty training justs after her birthday and took 2 weeks easier than i thought :) dry days and night

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Yes I did.
One night in conversation, I mentioned it to my brother..who is an RN. I had the exact same complaint as you. My son did GREAT going peepee. BUT. He would pause in the middle of the living room, squat and HEEEERE'S JOHNNY!
My brother said something interesting to me...I hadn't even CONSIDERED. He may be old enough to control the muscles necessary to hold his pee....but maybe he's not learned how to control THOSE muscles yet.
What I had to do was watch my child's poopie habits. Twenty minutes after dinner was his ritual...we would go ahead to the bathroom as soon as I cleaned up dinner. He usually had to go then. Sometimes he would hold out on me until mid morning the next day, but I learned his schedule. I would offer him trips, before he needed it. Something about straddling the potty seems to 'encourage' things along.
I had to back up and be patient...with the knowledge that his MUSCLES are still developing. Having that knowledge made it easier to be patient. It's really NOT under his control yet...even though it may seem that way sometimes. You watched him come in the room, lock eyes with you and POOOP! I've been there. Once his little body could HOLD it for three minutes...he could stop what he was doing, convey the message verbally and get to the bathroom on time. I started noticing, sometimes he could ALMOST make it there...but had an accident on the rug in front of the potty. No worries...he underestimated those new muscles. He will get it right. It's normal healthy muscular development.
It's about development. Not discipline.

Holly - posted on 10/22/2011

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daughter born 5/3/09 half way there i guess goes to the bathroom on her onfor the most part but still has accidents,also will not poop on toilet always does in here panties or pull up then tells me she wants to go on the toilet. just bought one of those pull up reminder watches for her see how that works. anyone else try one? also anyone else having pooping problems?

Lori - posted on 10/20/2011

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My son turned 2 on 5-27. He is always telling me he's wet.. or pooped.. things like that.. started slow.. will go to the potty with me.. I let him pick out a potty chair.. which waas just the ring that goes on the big one. Tried it.. scared him to DEATH.. 3 giant leaps backwards.. today he picked out a different potty chair. One of the small on the floor ones... *Elmo* so now we can sit in there together.. lmao. I'm not pushing him.. but he's showing all the signs.. I have stickers, and plenty of encouragement for him..

Maigan - posted on 10/20/2011

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I am having trouble try to potty train my son (4-24), he has gone poop and pee in his potty a couple time but only because he sat there for so long. We have tried ever trick in the book to get him to go and nothing seems to work. He will tell me after he goes poop but not before! Any advise from those that have succeeded?

Kathleen - posted on 10/19/2011

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My son is 27 months and isn't trained yet. :( Not sure what to do. We started him on the potty 4 months ago, and he knows what it is for, but he doesn't tell us when he has to go, and when we ask f wants to sit on the potty he puts up a fit! Any suggestions?

Heather - posted on 10/19/2011

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My daughter has been fully potty trained (even at night) for about 4months now. What helped her was the potty dance, we got that with the pull ups one time and we would only put in if she would go on the potty. We also let her pick her panties -princess and tinkerbell!! :)

Amanda - posted on 10/14/2011

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My son is still in the throws of yes I can do it but do I really feel like it. He will be potty trained in his own time. That's my approach any way.

Summer - posted on 10/11/2011

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My Johnny was trained at the same time. I love him not being in diapers anymore. It is so much easier too.

Katie - posted on 10/11/2011

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my daughter was born 14/4/09 and she been using her potty forabout 4months now we found that a sticker chart worked for her every time she used her potty we let her reward her self wiv 1 sticker and she was so proud it made her want to use potty all the time just night time she uses a nappy

Jennifer - posted on 10/09/2011

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My baby was born in May. She potty trained in Feb. of this year. The first day she took to it quite nicely. And then After less than a week she was great. We would of done it earlier, She showed all the signs for it. But we never had the time.

Mary Jane - posted on 10/08/2011

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mine doesn't want to go yet. he thinks that it's an electric chair or something...lol..the diaper purchase is creating a hole in my pockets. he doesn't speak either, only some crazy sounds which we couldn't understand.

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