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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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.

Sue - posted on 10/05/2011

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Our daughter started potty training just before she turned 2 (28/03). She caught on very quickly with #1 but it took a couple of months for her to get the hang of doing #2 in the potty, we kept her in pull-ups until then, after that we put her in underwear. Now she hasn't had an accident of any sort in the last two months, including night time. However, she is now struggling with doing #2 in the potty at nursery, she started this month, two mornings a week. But that is a big change for her of course, so it's not really surprising!

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Thanks to the ladies here on COM My son was potty trained in about a month.
I got a GREAT suggestion about using treats (m&m's) for potty training. If he goes in the potty, he gets the treat. If mama has to clean up a mess, when I get to the mess with my carpet cleaner and cloth diapers...I also have my m&m's. I get to eat the m&m's while I clean up the mess.
If he does it right, he gets the treat...if he fails...the mess cleaner gets the treat. He did NOT like sharing his treats and figured it out FAST...before mama got all of his candy.

Each time another family member is surprised that he's trained..I quietly thank COM!

Amanda - posted on 10/01/2011

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My daughter was born 04/02/09. We just started the potty training fun. Today is day 3. She did excellent the first day. Day 2 she had to pee's on the floor in a row. Thank goodness it was in the kitchen floor and not carpet. It's only noon right now but we haven't had any accidents yet. She's even pooped a couple of times. She's in panties all day -except at nap time and bedtime. We put a diaper on over her panites. Haven't tried going out yet, so not sure how she'll make out with that.

Abby - posted on 09/29/2011

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Yes. My daughter is the second child so she was very easy. Although we haven't started night training yet.

Hollie - posted on 09/28/2011

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Awesome Congrats! Its so nice to have them potty trained early. My daughter was 2 in May and has been fully potty trained since 21 months! so 7 months now of no accidents... even at night!! The best of Luck to everyone out there!! ;)

Lori - posted on 09/28/2011

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it'll be a week that i started potty training my lil one. she wears big girl undies and let me know when she has to go or just goes by herself. she only had 2 accidents but other than that shes doing great. she still get a diaper at night b/c she doesnt know to wake up to go lol so i guess thats the next step to hurdle over which i hope will have no prob of ending diapers of night... and she loves her big girl pants

Arpita - posted on 09/28/2011

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ask ur daughter every 15 -20 min wether she wnts to do potty or toilet. if she refuse take her to batroom and wait for some timeafter making her sit on pot

Tara - posted on 09/21/2011

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We are sti working on it but we have extremely well.. we are in the middle of a move so I know that we may bakcslide but thats ok too... WTG to all who are trained and no worries to those who arent yet... we still have time :)

Adele - posted on 09/15/2011

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My little girl has been off nappies for about 4 weeks now, the 1st 3 went perfect but this week every single time was in her pants! Im so frustrated and desperate - any adivce please...

Nicole - posted on 09/15/2011

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My 4-16-09 baby girl is officially a big girl as of a month ago! We still have a couple of accidents every so often w/#2 at bedtime after the night diaper has gone on... We plan on winding that down soon w/her too.
Very different story from my son who is now 4 3/4... It took until he was almost 3 to get #1 down and another 4m for #2, overnight has been very difficult for him until just last week when he decided on his own that he was ready to go all night w/just undies, YAY!!! ... Gook luck to everyone out their... each kid has their own pace, but will get there eventually!

Annie - posted on 09/12/2011

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We have been potty trained for a while, but sometimes still won't tell sitters if she has to go potty. We used a Pull-Ups potty watch at first and I think that was what really started us in the right direction. We are out and about alot, so she has a potty in the back of the SUV. It sounds weird, but has come in handy so many times!

Samantha - posted on 09/12/2011

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My daughter was born 1/24/2009 and she actually decided that at about 18 months she wad going to start using the potty all on her own. She did really well for a while then regressed. We went through this a couple of times then she just got it. I was so super happy for this. Both of my boys were much harder to potty train.

Siobhan - posted on 09/12/2011

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My son, who is nearly 2 and a half, (14/4.09), is completely dry during the day and is doing really well during the night. i start slowly with my son, in January this year, he took to the day training really quickly, and has taken to to night training really well to. Once we have tackled night time training has been tackled, i am going to take his dummys off him, although he only has them for bed, so not 2 worried at the moment, gd luck to all who are still tackling potty training.

Elham - posted on 09/10/2011

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well I used a nice trick concerning this matter, while she's awake I would tell her that Mr potty needs you to pee in it&would change my voice as Mr potty speaking& say come on Jassy I need some pee, she loves the matter so when she's asleep I do the same thing, to tell you the truth sometimes it works& sometimes not,

Yvette - posted on 09/10/2011

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my daughter started toilet training from 18 months, she will use pull ups if we are driving some where other than that she doesnt wet the bed and does pees and poos on the toilet. but i have 4 older children and she wanted to be big like them.

Rochelle - posted on 09/09/2011

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My son is potty trained during the day. What little boy does not enjoy to wee on the grass!! It is the night time that I battle with. If I wake him for a wee he kicks the hell out of me and then wont go back to sleep! Help!!

Kasey - posted on 09/09/2011

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My daughter was born 3/14/09 and was potty trained before her second birthday. We didn't have an actual potty just the seat on the toilet, and put her in underwear. It took maybe 2-3 weeks until she got it down.

Patricia - posted on 09/08/2011

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I had a roller coaster with the diaper training. In my family most children are potty trained before 1 and I tried to follow that, I used to make him sit in the toilet and he was potty trained by 18 months but I made the mistake to put him in a diaper for a long trip and when we came home he didn't want anything to do with toilets.
We did it again and he went to the bathroom for 3 months when my baby nephew came and he wanted to be a baby again. We are on our third try, he is doing good but still has accidents, wish me luck.

Elham - posted on 09/08/2011

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it's normal that he thinks underwear as diaper at first, it would take some time you have to be patient. my daughter took about a month peeing every now& then in the underwear& I give her the long face telling her that's wrong and I never used diapers again. well she's not 100% in control but I passed the hardest part.

Traci - posted on 09/07/2011

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My daughter has shown NO interest so I'm not pushing it. I figure she'll let us know when she's ready. I've read that bit of advice everywhere so that's what I'm doing. She began speech before the age of 2 because she couldn't hear until then so why push her into anything else?

Marie - posted on 09/07/2011

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I have been showing my daughter her potty and big girls knickers since Jan 2011 with no pressure on her to perform. We would play in the garden with a potty nearby but more often than not it was ignored. Then approx 2 months after her birthday at the end of April I asked my daughter to get ready for the day when she turned to me shaking her head saying no more nappies mummy I want big girl knickers and we have never turned back, took approx 1 week for her to master both wees and poos but she is very confident in using a potty or the toilet even the trvel potty. She was a god send when she took the lead. I found lots of praise and sticker made the whole experience very successful even when the odd accident happened and they will.

Caroline - posted on 09/07/2011

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We have potty trained our daughter in July. She took to it quickly, but about months after started getting lazy with it especially if she was 'busy' playing or pre-occupied. Tried to motivate her again with stickers and treats which seem to be doing the trick bt still have the odd acceident.
just went cold turkey and started wearing 'knickers' rather than pull ups etc as they can learn immediately when they are wet during training.
We havn't start night time training yet

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!

Stacy - posted on 09/01/2011

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My son (4-29-09) started to show interest in the potty very early on so I started with small steps. He wasn't even 2 yet so I didn't want to be too overwhelming. Then he just lost interest. We have one of those little Bjorn potties in the corner of the bathroom. I think it may have been in there so long that he doesn't pay it any mind. I'm going to try to put one of those Cars toilet seats on the toilet and see if he will just use the toilet instead. He shows more interest in the "big potty." I have tried pull-ups and started that 3 day hardcore regimen they say to do, but I wasn't successful. I'm wondering if changing it up to big boy underwear will make a difference. I am going to try m&m's as well as we don't usually give him treats like that.

Jamie - posted on 08/20/2011

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My 2 year old son(4-29-09) will poop in the ptty but have a hard time with him peeing on potty. I have been rewarding him with stickers every time he uses potty. But still not peeing on potty very much. I have just started with M&M's hoping they will do the trick. Also bought him cars pull ups. I think I will also try keeping him bottom less & see if it will work for him! Congrats to all the sucess on potty training! Will keep you all updated! Thanks for all the advice!

Lynn Sammons - posted on 08/15/2011

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My 2 year old was fully potty trained right after she turned 2. Only took a week and some Disney Princess Pull-Ups. She is now completely pull-up free and has no accidents, even at night!

Sacha - posted on 08/14/2011

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my son (4.29.09) has been dry for 4 months now! It seemed to have been much too easy to train him! I hope that others will have as much luck as we did! Congrats to all of those LO that are dry and good luck to those learning!

User - posted on 08/13/2011

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my son is 90 percent potty trained night time is still a problem but he loves his big boy undies!!!!

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i'm on my second week of potty training my daughter and she doing really well. shes not had many accidents, now its just switching to the toilet when we're out and about

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?

Lyndzi - posted on 08/11/2011

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My daughter born 4/3/09 has been almost entirely potty trained for 3-4 weeks, she has had a few accidents but I think we are pretty much there.

Brandie - posted on 08/10/2011

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Congratulations for your son's accomplishment! My daughter (4-22) was potty trained 3 weeks after turning 2. She caught on right away. (Pretty much) no accidents after 2 days in underwear. I am very proud of her accomplishment and especially excited about not having to pay for diapers anymore!

Jaime - posted on 08/08/2011

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My son was born 4-15-09 and still won't go on the potty. When he is diaperless and has to go he will tell me "diaper mama", I tried underwear and he just peed in them. He thinks underwear is a diaper too. He tells me when he poops so I think he will be ready soon. I hope

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