How would you get you child to understand that underwear is not a diaper in potty training??

Amy - posted on 12/27/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 3. She is potty trained, all except wearing under wear she will pee in them. If she is bare bottom, she will use the potty with no problem. HELP

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Krystle - posted on 02/12/2010

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I made a big deal about the undies, I let her pick out her own pair everyday and she gets excited about it. What works for me is that my daughter want's to go to ballet school and we tell her that she cant go to ballet school if she pees in her undies that it is only for big girls.

Samantha - posted on 02/11/2010

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my daugther will be 2 in may, and we just started potty training a couple of weeks ago. when we would put pull ups on her we would tell her that they were underwear, and if she pottied in them we made a bit of a fuss like eww emmy you poopied in your undies ewww nasty. and so now everytime she potties shell go eww nani *her version of nasty lol* and from pull ups she got "BIG GIRL" underwear like mommy and her brother. and when she doesn't potty in them we cheer and dance, there is a video on youtube from the show bear in the big blue house about using the potty, that she absolutely loves, so that helped her out too.

Ashley - posted on 02/09/2010

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i explained to my children, one boy and one girl, that if they want to be big kids they have to wear big kid panties or underwear like myself or their father. I also let them know that if you want to keep them on you have to keep them dry, if they get wet they have to go and they were only allowed two pair a day and then back to the pull-up, which they both hated going back to. my daughter, three, and my son, will be three in four days, are both fully potty trained and have very very few accidents. They have both been totally in panties or underwear for a good part of a year to a year and half

Rachel - posted on 02/08/2010

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Don't give up. Keep reminding her that she needs to put her pee in the toilet, not in her underwear. My son did the same thing for a few weeks off and on. Even when he got the hang of it, he was still 'dribbling' out into his underwear. He's got it under control now. I heard from my mother-in-law that some of the children she came across actually learned to be potty-trained because of the accidents in their pants. They eventually learned that they didn't like being wet, and learned how to prevent it. Just repeat to her how she can stay dry, and don't make a big deal out of it. It might take a few tries, but I think she'll eventually get it! The post above about the favorite underwear could help too! She might be careful not to get them dirty if she really likes them.

Elizabeth - posted on 12/29/2009

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I got my daughter a potty and let her play with it. I also got her some big girl panties with her favorite character (tinkerbell) on them. I put the panties over her pull ups and I never let her run around the house bare bottomed. After a while, she decided she didn't want the pull ups anymore, just the panties. I told her if she wanted to take the pull ups off, she had to start using the potty all the time. After that, I really didn't have to do much. She pretty much potty trained herself. One day she got up, put her panties on, and used the potty all by herself and hasn't had an accident since. I'm not sure if this helps but that's what I did.

Amy - posted on 12/29/2009

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Quoting Jennissha:

I'm not sure... but I tell you what... your not alone with this problem!!! someone, please help!!


I have her around the house with a night gown on cause she does not use diapers any more but she pees in underwear if she is wearing them.

Jennissha - posted on 12/28/2009

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I'm not sure... but I tell you what... your not alone with this problem!!! someone, please help!!

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