lets give eachother potty training tips.

Dana - posted on 11/04/2009 ( 102 moms have responded )

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it seems like after reading the conversations most of us are training our 2 yr olds.i think it would be helpful for us to share our own experiences.successfull or not. we can try all options or just read for a good laugh.

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Susan - posted on 01/27/2010

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I am so happy to hear of other mothers having the same challenge as me....we are down to using pull ups only at night, but am tired of the wet pants during the day..On a ggod day he will use at least 2 pants (good day because he was reminded every 30 minutes to go) on a bad day he could use 5..The biggest problem is that he will not volunteer the information on when he wants to go, although he has much to say about what channel of TV we should watch, wanting to wear my perfume, shoes etc etc etc..I am thinking of quiting until he asks to go to potty himself, but am weary he may be the only kid in pull ups at kindergarten... The struggle continues and yes its become a struggle

Rachael - posted on 01/26/2010

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My son came to me one day when he was about 2 and asked to wear undies. We kept the potty in the lounge. For the first week i sat him on every half an hour. Then whenever he done a wee he got a sticker for the chart and we made a big deal out of it. He got so excited when he weed. It took a little while for the poos and when he did he got a temp tattoo. We sometimes put them just above his knee so he could look at them when he was on the potty. As for going out we didnt really take him anywhere for the 1st 2 weeks til he got a little used to it. Then we just put him in undies and took alot of spare clothes. He always knew the difference between undies and pull ups so they were just a waste. We made sure he used the potty right before we went out and as soon as we got there. He got the hang of it pretty quickly.

After a few weeks he stopped asking about stickers. So thats when we introduced the toilet and he got a sticker for every wee and tattoo for every poo. It seemed to work very well for him and i cant remember the last time he had an accident. Now just to tackle the night time training. Lol.

Cherish - posted on 01/26/2010

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wow! that is a really awesome story. You should make it a book to help other moms!

Cherish - posted on 01/26/2010

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ps..I also was told that our neihbors son after playing with Landon and seeing him stop to go pee was excited about going potty and now is a big boy too, so sometimes them seeing other kids they like doing it might help!

Cherish - posted on 01/26/2010

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My son Landon was fully potty trained by 1 1/2 because we caught his interest and showed him how to do it too. He was given big boy underwear or if home alone with us we let him be naked on bottom. If there was nothing to pee in he felt more compelled to get on his potty. We kept his potty in the room he was in most and he did good. Until he wanted to stand up to pee in the potty seat, so we taught him to go on the big toilet if he wanted to stand up. we had to buy a toilet seat ring (at wal mart) so he wouldnt feel like he was falling in when he went poop. He was wetting the bed sometimes at night, and I greatly suggest getting a plastic sheet for yours and his bed while hes still potty training, but we cut him off of drinks after dinner and made him use the toilet before bed and he hasnt had an accident for awhile. With my daughter it took a little bribery/reward of stickers and lots of praise when she went on the potty. Along with the praise you have to remember to tell them its not ok to potty in their pants and try to make it to the potty. If they thinks its fine and it doesnt matter then they wont care either way. But I know that if you catch them when their interest is first peeked at around 1 1/2 they will be potty trained quick. All 3 of mine were trained by that age.

Stacy - posted on 01/20/2010

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My daughter was potty trained (except #2 sometimes) a week before her 2nd birthday and she did it herself pretty much...I put a potty in the bathroom and she used to watch me go and wanted to be a big girl like mommy. I had her in diapers at night for about 6 months after because I thought for sure she would have an accident, but she only did 3 times. Now she goes all by herself and only calls me to wipe when she goes #2 and even then she wants to wipe herself sometimes. Having her watch me and some of the little girls in her daycare she was in 2 days a week, I think made all the difference in the world. In order to get her to go #2 in the toilet, I offered her a treat (an m&m) if she went in the potty & put a couple of books she liked next to it so we could read them while we "waited"...worked like a charm.

Amy - posted on 01/19/2010

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The day after his 2nd b-day, I took the diaper off and that was it. No pull ups because they do the same job as a diaper. He ran around naked and used a potty chair that was in the living room. If we went out he wore cotton shorts and I had a portable potty in the car. There were 6 days of poop accidents but I never scolded him. Just cleaned it up and reminded him where it went. He understood it was suppose to go in the potty but couldn't get it in the toliet. He would tell me "Eww. What happened?" and didnt like to be in the room with the poop accident. So on the 7th day it took about an hr to get the poop out because when you sit down it changes the feeling. Its easier to poop standing up. But anyways, we got it and he has only had 2 poop accidents since then. They were completely accidental too because he was standing next to the toliet trying to get him pants down. He is 2.5 yrs old now and doing great. 8)

CYNTHIA - posted on 01/19/2010

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VICKI, SHEILA, AND DENISE I HAVE TO JOIN YOU LADIES. MY DAUGHTER CRIES AND SCREAM WHEN I TRY TO GET HER TO SIT ON THE POTTY. SHE WILL PULL HER DIAPERS OFF AND TELL ME TO CHANGE HER RIGHT AFTER SHE HAS MESSED UP BUT WILL NOT TELL ME BEFORE HAND. MY LIL COUSIN IS A LITTLE YOUNGER THAN SHE IS AND SHE'S TRAINED. WHEN SHE COMES OVER MY DAUGHTER TAKES HER TO THE POTTY BUT WONT USE IT FOR HERSELF. I GUESS IM WAITING WITH YOU LADIES AND UR BABIES AS WELL.

Loree - posted on 01/18/2010

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My 2 year old started in pull ups, but thought of them the same as diapers so we just put her in the thicker Gerber underwear from Target. She didn't like the feeling of being wet I guess. She would have accidents at times but would have a little more time to get there because they were so thick. We also recommend the little potty for sitting in front of the TV or reading books. Then when that happens successfully, put that potty seat in the car and use a potty seat cover for the house toilet. It gives them the opportunity to still use the potty when they are not at home. You do have to be willing to stop on the side of the road when they tell you they have to go, but we just put the potty seat in the car seat and let her sit for a minute. (this came about on a trip when we stopped at a gas station with filthy bathrooms, but she just had to go; we would not have made it to another gas station or restaurant. thankfully that potty was in there in the back of the van as a backup). The treat thing I did was pez. We had several pez character containers that we would split one pack of pez candy among 3 or 4 containers with 4 or 5 pieces each; she could pick which pez she wanted when she went potty. It was cheap and worked for about the first month and a half until she got bored with it and luckily was pretty trained by then

Lesley - posted on 01/16/2010

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as a nursery nurse and mum of two one of two and half, potty training tips. i or at work we suggest to sit your child on a toilet seat rather than a potty as the transittion from napy to potty to toilet is a big step so by missing the potty stage out you are making it easier. also i use a sticker that you can stick onto your toiet and if they do have a wee the sticker changes to a smily face.

Emily - posted on 01/15/2010

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We let my daughter run around without pants for a couple weeks til she got. When my boys were little I couldn't get them to go potty until one day we were outside and I let them pee on a tree. I guess they realized how cool it was that they could stand there and aim where they wanted it to go cause after that they never peed in their pants again

Jane - posted on 01/15/2010

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katie, i imagine you are exhausted. have you tried a reward? stickers or a small piece of candy? it's been working with our 2 /12 yr old girl. sometimes, boys train later, closer to 3 yrs. if you want to give yourself a break, you can try again in 3 months. it may be easier all around, you, the baby, and him. lots of praise works, well too. my daughter eats it up.
good luck!

Katie - posted on 01/15/2010

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my sons at pre-school at the end of this mth,they take them at 2 and half,but still not potty trained he knows when to do it because he hides in a corner,but when i ask him to sit on the potty he tells me no and then runs off.i have tried with the toilet as well because that worked for my eldest son and hes been dry since the age of 2.my time is held up at the moment because i have just had another baby and breastfeeding on demand,but i would love to get my son potty trained as soon as.the pre-school do take children who are still in nappies but they advise us to complete potty training before there 3rd birthday,please some one help!!!!

Dawn - posted on 01/14/2010

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My favorite moment of potty training was when we decided to put her in panties one weekend. Just to see how it would go. She'd already been in pull-ups for a couple of months. The first time she had to go, she stood in the middle of the living room told me she had to go potty and started to pee like she would in the pull-ups. Except, as you know, panties do not absorb as well as pull-ups and it went all over the floor. Luckily, we have hardwood so it was easy to clean up, but it was a major shock to her. I smiled and explained that panties don't hold pee-pee we have to actually make it to the potty before we let go.



It took a couple more little incidents but she realized that weekend she didn't like to pee on herself and started telling me she had to go and heading to the bathroom immediately.



When we are out and she has to go, I will look around for a bathroom and ask her "can you hold it till we get to a bathroom?" she will usually hold it until I get her to a bathroom (seconds to minutes if we are in the car). I think pull-ups are an excellent transition from the diaper and it gets them use to the action of up and down. It's a bit more time consuming then diapers from a parental perspective but panties are a whole lot cheaper. :)

Jane - posted on 01/11/2010

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our 2 1/2 yr old girl is doing well with it. it's great for her self-confidence and she get excited about the whole thing. it also comes in handy to get her to try other things, "you potty! this is nothing!" - sometimes she's stuck between independence and clinginess.

the best advice i can give, get a Swiffer Wet Jet and some carpet cleaner! LOL!

Claire - posted on 01/11/2010

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my son ethan is dry day and night hes been outof nappies since july 09 he learnt really quickly all i can suggest is lots and lots of praise and dont get angry if they have accidents reward with a little sweetie or sticker chart and be patient every child is different i have 3 kids and every one has been different even let them watch you go to the toilet we have a downstirs toliet and its so much easier he now takes himself for a wee and hes on big toilet the potty didnt last long at all GOOD LUCK GUYS X

Shannon - posted on 01/10/2010

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Quoting Danielle:

its not happening for me, she just wont do it!



Read my post...it may help

Shannon - posted on 01/10/2010

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I wasnt having the best of luck with Haley. Day care was even having a hard time with her. We were also told we were trying to train her to early....but i was tired of paying for diapers...you know, pissing money away. I used the potty chart method. You make a chart for 5( and a spot for each day that you can place multiple stickers) weeks. Make it with your child so he/she feels involved and let them pick out the sticker they want to put on it. At the end of each week if they have no "major" accidents, reward with a prize..a cheap toy or candy they're never allowed to have. At the end of the chart you should be almost there. Give the big reward...like a toy they've had their eye on for a while. This really worked for Haley and every month or so she gets to pick out new panties (She's panty crazy now). For the boy...put a cheerio in the toliet and let him aim for it..make it a game. Worked for my nephew. lol Good Luck! (Haley is 2! using the potty with out me knowing and cleaning perfectly)

Amanda - posted on 01/09/2010

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My twins would never sit on a potty chair they only wanted to use the "BIG" potty. So I purchased a little sit that sit on the toliet and they used it. They actually trained themselves and when they would use the toliet I would reward them with something like a sucker, a toy, stickers etc. They still wear pull ups at night but they hardly ever have an accident and they were big girl panties during the day and they go to the bathroom all by their selves.

Sonya - posted on 01/07/2010

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We just potty trained our youngest son who is 3 1/2. He has been the most difficult, but I blame that on myself. I went against everything I did with my oldest 4 kiddos and tried to rush him and it ended up back firing on me and took longer to potty train him. A few tips that worked with all 5 of my potty trained children:

1. Don't use a potty chair. These are not available in public bathrooms and make it difficult for a child to understand why there is a difference at home.

2. If your child is ready it will only take 3 days to potty train them. A child is generally ready to potty train when they wake up dry 3 or more days in a row. Take them immediately to the potty.

3. Don't try to start potty training on a day that you have 5 million errands to run. You will need to stay home for 3 days and concentrate only on potty training. Forget about doing anything else.

4. Never potty train in the winter time. You'll be doing laundry for days, and who needs more laundry?? (I don't know why this is, it's probably an old wives tale, but I tried with two of my kids to potty train in the winter and I swear they peed 9000 times more than they normally do.)

5. Don't buy pull ups. They are a waste of money. Underwear will be a great investment and if your child is truly ready you will only have 1 or 2 accidents anyway.

6. Know your childs body language and help them to understand what they are feeling by talking about it when you see they are "doing the pee pee dance" or the "poop squat/squirm" when you take them to the potty.

7. The day you start potty training, your child has woken up dry for the 3rd day in a row, take them to the potty immediately! Praise them greatly. Reward them with hugs and kisses or stickers, not junk food! After the first trip to the potty go every 30 minutes. If they go without an accident, push the time to every hour, then if no accidents after 3 times, move to every 2 hours, then every 3 hours etc. On the second day you will repeat the same steps but will be able to move more quickly to spreading the time out. By the end of the second day your child should be starting to understand the "feeling" of needing to urinate or have a bowel movement. By the third day, start out the same way, but your child should be telling you at this point that they need to go potty. If after and hour or so, just remind them by telling them to make a quick trip to the potty.

8. Relax. There has never been a child start PreK in diapers unless they had a medical condition that wouldn't allow them to potty train. They will do it when they are ready and they understand what is required to do. Many times when they are ready, they will instigate potty training on their own, be ready to jump on it! :D

Happy Potty Training! Here's to many successful pottiers!!!

Angela - posted on 01/07/2010

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my 1st child was very hard to potty train, I tried everything, nothing worked. I sat down one evening and told myself that I had to come up w/ my own salution.I had to 1st get her interested in even going to the potty. @ 3 yo still she could not care less but would remove her own soild pull-up or remove it to poop in hideing, it was deff. time! it was a controll issue for her so I had to make her think it was her idea to go. I told her a story the next day about poop that I made up that night and for the most part it worked! I told her that all poop has a home. Home is in Brownville. Her poop needed to get home to its mommy and daddy and the only way it could get there was if she sent it down the potty or the poop highway( yes this was gross but she did respond to it). She was empathetic because she could not imagine needing to get home to her mommy and daddy. She is almost 5 now and still says w/ every flush "bye poopy/pee, you go home now." Child number two heard her say this as she got older and just kinda knew the story w/out ever realy being told. She was potty trained by 2 1/2yo, I did almost nothing to train her.

Valencia - posted on 01/07/2010

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My son has been pottied trained for about a month! I went out and bout 2 or 3 potty chairs, he never really use them. He went straight to the big potty. He would start off having a few accidents a week, but as soon as i sid i'm not buying anymore pull ups, and i put him in undies, he has been accident free!

Jessica - posted on 01/02/2010

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You can't force your child to go potty. I know my son (PJ) isn't ready to be potty trained. Once in awhile, he will go to the bathroom. He will take out his potty seat (that does directly on the toilet seat) , step stool and go potty while reading a book. I don't do pull ups, they are just like diapers. I didn't buy a potty seat, because then you have to teach your child to pee/poop in the big toilet after you get done teaching them in the potty seat. Boys are normally ready to be potty trained couple of months before or after their 3rd birthday. My mom has had 4 boys, and they all were potty trained before (couple of moths) or after their 3rd birthday.

Meaghn - posted on 01/01/2010

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My stubborn little girl will use the potty one day and then refuse to put on panties and cry for a diaper the next. Drives me nuts, especially when she gets so excited when she actually goes on the pot. I think it's her way of telling me she'll do it on her own time and schedule :P

Johanna - posted on 01/01/2010

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I haven´t really potty training my girl but when i have to go i ask her if she want to follow and when she does that she thinks its really fun.. And when she wees we often sing or something like that.. Sometimes she says she need to wee and i ask her if she want me to follow but she wont... She calls on me when shes finish..



My english is not very good but i´ll hope you understand or you can ask i and will try my best! :)

Good Luck everyone! :)

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I am having the same issue with my son (2 1/2). He tells us when he's gone potty in his diaper, but only after he's done. We bought him a little potty to sit on by himself wherever he felt comfortable but he thinks its a toy, so we decided to get the seat that goes on top of our toilet. He is afraid to sit on it and really wants nothing to do with it. I don't know how to get him interested in it. If he potties in his diaper he wants to be changed and will even try to take off the diaper himself. He's actually peed on the floor twice because of it. I don't want to push him into using the "big boy" potty but I feel that he is going to start making "messes" in the house. Anyone got any ideas? Also, I'm it makes it harder that since turning two he no longer wants to be on any type of schedule and basically never sleeps anymore. I feel like I'm battling both potty training and getting him on a schedule.

Corrie - posted on 12/23/2009

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My daughter refused to sit on the potty (she is very stubborn) but at night right after lights out she would ask to go (normal delay tactic!). So I let her and she would go, get praised. After about a week, she suddenly started going all the time.

Bri - posted on 12/21/2009

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my daughter is 2 and a half and i have been toilet training. she was doing really well when i started. then her daddy didnt do any training with her and she refused to go so i had to start all over again which was a pain. but she is going really well. still has accidents but most part she does her wees on the big toilet. we dont use a potty for her. we have one of the toilet seats for her that go underneath the normal seat. we do the stickers on a chart and treat afterwards as well. most the time shes happy just doing her business without any treat. havent been game enough yet to put her to bed without a nappy as she wakes up wet still. the most important thing i think is not to tell them off if they have accidents. i tell her "never mind we will have better luck next time"

DEBBIE - posted on 12/21/2009

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hi,i started potty training my son at 1and half years old ,i praised him wen he done his buisness on the toilet and wen he made a oops i used to tell him it was wrong it took me 1 week and he did make oops in the bed but the 1st time he did that i luked at the time and the next night i tuk him to the toilet whispered in his ear u can wee wee u on the toilet mommy got u. and it worked. but dnt 4get to clap ur hands and praise him e potty or toilet it incarriage them. lol i knw they might think u crazy but it works . goodluck

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lol! it's great knowing that i'm not the only parent going thru the potty issue. liam will sit down in his potty but not go in it at all. i'll leave him without a diaper on and explain to him time and time again "poo poo pee pee in the potty"...and i'll even go thru the motions and we'll have "rehersals" and he'll do great in them...sans the poo and pee, but when the time comes for the real thing he'll beg and beg for a diaper. i'll take him by the hand to the potty, knowing that he really really needs to go, but he'll refuse to go and instead runs to get a diaper. at first i would ignore his plea, but my carpet would pay for the consequenses. now as soon as he goes in his diaper whether it be pee or poo, he'll come out of his hiding place, take off his diaper, fold it up, throw it in the trash and hands me a new one. reading all these stories i'm totally encouraged to give it another go sooner rather than later.

Abby - posted on 12/08/2009

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Cory's 2 and half years old and has no interest in pottying. He thinks it's all a big game. We tried a few months ago and there was no progress at all, not even an inkling that he might be making progress. I think he'll respond well to a sticker chart now though, so am going to try again after Christmas. My daughter started pottying before she was really ready, and it was a long time before she mastered it - and endless washing! Figured I'd leave it a bit longer before starting this time around and save myself a bit of hard work lol

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Lilly is 2yrs 5mo and for the most part she does well. Lately she has gone backwards and has more accidents, and when we go to the bathroom she would rather wash her hands or brush her teeth. She seems to have lost interest in the potty. Any ideas???

Ralinda - posted on 12/04/2009

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Quoting Amanda:



Quoting vicky:

I think I must have the only one who has no interest in toilet training, refuses to even sit on the potty, won't go near the toilet, doesn't even seem to realise he's pooing or weeing, the other week after a shower he ran out naked and i had to answer the phone, by the time i got to him with a nappy he had pooed while climbing up onto the couch, poo all over the place, i don't think he knew he was making a mess until he accidentally put his hand in it. Have no idea how to get him to start to realise when he needs to go or introduce being nappy free except to be outdoors alot naked this summer (him not me) and hope. Just thought I'd post for anyone else in the same boat.






My son is also not very interested. It is very noticable when he poops but if I even go near him he tells me bye bye and trys to get away.  He also will not sit on the potty and doesn't notice when he pees. Since Halloween he asks for 'Trick or treats' that I have in the cupboard. I showed him that I move the candy into the linen closet and told him that if he wants one he has to pee or poop on the potty.  He says no and walks away. Hopefully soon he'll want that candy really bad.





My son turned two June 29th & he has no interest at all in the potty either. He has a potty in his room and sometimes it is moved into the playroom, But he would much rather use is as a garage for cars...he puts the cars underneath...Then when we were walking through the store he picked up a CARS seat the ones you put on a regular toilet, so I sat him down & explained what it was for and showed him the pictures on the cover, he said he wanted it, when we got home he tried a couple times and was done never touched it agean, if I ask he is not interested says no, sometimes bursts into tears with the word potty, I have even brought him in with me and so has his daddy, but that doesnt interest him, he doesnt care about flushing, or even getting treats, I even had some pics from the last fair he went to and he rode in the cars, yes he loves them, well I explained the cars were coming back and if he wanted to go drive them agean & he was full with excitement, but once I explained that the cars dont like dirty bottoms & he should try to use the potty he put the picture down and said no he didnt want the cars. He dont want the candy, books, or toys either, He just dont want any of it. So I figured he just might not be ready, that was until I gave him his bath, See his dad likes to give him his baths because its fun bubbles and splashing, and boats and all those fun things so ussually there in there splashing around while I get bedtime things ready in the room, well it happend to be me and I noticed while he was sitting in the tub he stoped what he was doing and held himself and went PP, I said Peter, Did you just PP and he says yes I told him we dont PP in the tub, and apparently he does that alot, so now I am trying to get him wanting to use the potty because it seems he knows somewhat of the PP thing, maybe, but nope, no interest at all, Oh and I got him pull ups and undies, he hates the pull ups he sees em and screams, they  have trucks on them I thought he would love em, So I got him the undies just like dads, they look exactly alike, he loved em in the store and wearing them but never went on the potty...

Amanda - posted on 12/01/2009

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Quoting vicky:

I think I must have the only one who has no interest in toilet training, refuses to even sit on the potty, won't go near the toilet, doesn't even seem to realise he's pooing or weeing, the other week after a shower he ran out naked and i had to answer the phone, by the time i got to him with a nappy he had pooed while climbing up onto the couch, poo all over the place, i don't think he knew he was making a mess until he accidentally put his hand in it. Have no idea how to get him to start to realise when he needs to go or introduce being nappy free except to be outdoors alot naked this summer (him not me) and hope. Just thought I'd post for anyone else in the same boat.



My son is also not very interested. It is very noticable when he poops but if I even go near him he tells me bye bye and trys to get away.  He also will not sit on the potty and doesn't notice when he pees. Since Halloween he asks for 'Trick or treats' that I have in the cupboard. I showed him that I move the candy into the linen closet and told him that if he wants one he has to pee or poop on the potty.  He says no and walks away. Hopefully soon he'll want that candy really bad.

Rebecca - posted on 11/28/2009

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Yes! That independent streak is so hard to navigate. You don't want to squash her personality but at the same time. . .oh, just please listen and cooperate!

Rebecca - posted on 11/28/2009

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I'm having the same problem as Sheila with my daughter. She's been telling us when she's going since she was under 1, but she just won't commit! If I leave her naked, a new interest, she will pee before she realizes it! I really don't know what to do because she is so head strong, I'm afraid if I push, we'll be three steps backward. Also, she is still pretty wet in the morning although we cut out any evening drinking. So, do we wear big girl pants in the daytime and her night time pull ups. . . which we call her big girl diapers. Any thoughts on moving the potty downstairs. It's upstairs in her bathroom, but that's where she spends the least amount of time??

June - posted on 11/27/2009

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Well my daughter is the same way and I'm now so tired of tryingto get her to pee in the potty or poo. she peed once in the potty but she refuses to 'go' in her potty. I tried putting her in panties only she will pee in them, but she will hold the poo until I put her in a diaper. She's so independent, telling me what she wants to eat and wear and fighting me for my cosmetics, but she refuses to say when she needs to 'go'. Help.

Lynn - posted on 11/26/2009

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Denise have you tried putting her in underwear for the day while she is at home if she does not like the feel of the diaper then maybe having her in underwear will help. of course taking her every half hour or so may help too. just a few suggetions that i have been given.

Joan - posted on 11/21/2009

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my little boy still in nappies! he will tell me when hes had a wee and when hes having a poo but not in time for me to get him on the toilet - he will not entertain the potty at all!

my other son was pottty tained by this age and i was hoping Ethan would be the same but sadly not, however i'm not worried about it as they are all diferrent and will do it when they're are ready!

Denise - posted on 11/20/2009

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Vicky and Sheila,
May I join your support group? LOL My 2 year old daughter has no interest in the using the potty. I have tried the stickers,purchased Potty Time Elmo, singing potty songs and explaining how and why to use the potty....all to no avail. Her Pediatrician says don't push. I hope she is ready soon because she is beginning to hate the diapers rubbing on her skin. I've listened to a million lectures from others about how to get her to use the potty. Every child is different.

Sheila - posted on 11/20/2009

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I'm right where you are Vicky. My son will sit on the potty but not do anything. He is getting where he will want changed right after peeing or pooping in his diaper, but will not tell us before. I tried letting him run around the house naked, but as soon as i turned my back he went pee on the floor. I have tried rewards/stickers, but not interested yet in using the potty.

Vicky - posted on 11/11/2009

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I think I must have the only one who has no interest in toilet training, refuses to even sit on the potty, won't go near the toilet, doesn't even seem to realise he's pooing or weeing, the other week after a shower he ran out naked and i had to answer the phone, by the time i got to him with a nappy he had pooed while climbing up onto the couch, poo all over the place, i don't think he knew he was making a mess until he accidentally put his hand in it. Have no idea how to get him to start to realise when he needs to go or introduce being nappy free except to be outdoors alot naked this summer (him not me) and hope. Just thought I'd post for anyone else in the same boat.

Mary - posted on 11/09/2009

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DS ran around naked for the first couple of days, and asked him often if he needed to go. Rewarded with stickers but not scolded for mistakes. Straight into pants, as IMHO pull ups cause confusion. Dry day time from about 2 yr 3 months, still in nappy at night but stopping soon as wakes dry most mornings!

Dana - posted on 11/07/2009

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my son karter will pee only when he feels like it and when he poops i tell him to listen so we can hear the poopy. he will let a little toot and yells'i poopy i poopy' and has to get up and look.if he dont see it i have him sit till he can see the real thing. he has to flush the toilet for every turd but he gets it[courtesy flushes i guess]. hes just too lazy to be consistant

Lynette - posted on 11/07/2009

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Dillon is just about done with potty training. He now only needs a pull up at night. We showed him how to pee standing up and that really works well. I havn't had any peeing on the floor or miss aim, we just showed him how to lean forward. Ocassionally he sprinkles on the toilet and that is where showing him how to clean up afterwards comes in. Now the pooping was a different story. He started off doing well, then I think he got scared. So I went and bought some inexpensive little toys/books and put them in the drawer and told him when he pooped in the potty he could have one. After a few weeks of working with that he came up to me and told me he wanted a surprise, I told him, okay but you have to poop in the potty to get one. He said, okay and walked into the bathroom and did his thing. Since then he has had no problems.

Nicole - posted on 11/07/2009

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my lil girl was about 22 months old and one day was running around with no clothes on. when she started to pee she realized it and told me so i ran her to the potty and she finished there. so after that we started to let her run around the house with no panties or pullup on and it was easier for her to realize when she had to pee or started to pee and she got it in i swear less than 2 days. i mean she still has accidents but for the most part has it!

Taryn - posted on 11/07/2009

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I had to laugh, my Karli (2yrs 5m) is completely opposite! From when she started, she'd run to her room and pee secretly in her pot, and then come out and brag. She wants to be so independant, with everything (she even dresses herself completely), that I can't even remind her to pee without getting a dirty look! She's exactly the same at school. So I leave her pot in her bedroom, and whenever I remember I'll announce to everyone:"we must remember to pee in the pot!" much to my husband's disgust!Although I had a couple of dry nights, she had a stomach bug a few days ago and now she's wetting the bed again. But she refuses to put a night diaper on, and if I put one on while she's sleeping she brings it to me in the middle of the night, and throws it on my face, saying:"Don't want nappy!" So I've made peace with washing the bedding daily!

Cynthia - posted on 11/07/2009

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Hi all, at the moment I am toilet training my 2 1/2 yr old and we have a potty in the lounge room in which he sits in that when he's watching a show and he does his wees and sometimes he's done a couple of poos in the potty... When he goes into daycare 2 days a week he wears pants as they are also toilet training him,.. When we go out I will sometimes have him in pants to get him used to wearing them but if he has a couple of accidents I usually carry some pullups and he'll wear those for the rest of the time that we are out. If we are going to be out for an all day affair then he will wear pullups,.. He's done pretty well especially over the past couple of weeks,..

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