Is any march 08 babies potty trained yet?
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Charmaine - posted on 01/08/2010
our youngest turns 2 on march 7th. she has been going pee and poo in the potty a few times a day for 3 or 4 months, but nothing i would call close to potty-trained! she also wears cloth diapers so i don't know if that makes a difference since my older two did not. i got a little potty seat that goes on the big potty and left it in the bathroom for her to "discover" since she always follows me into the bathroom, and now she loves to place it on the toilet if she "remembers" it, sits there and usually goes. she will only go if i, or anyone else, is in the bathroom or close to it because she can't get up on the seat by herself. i have yet to try a small potty with her.
i'm relieved she is not afraid of sitting on it like my son was. he always liked to pee standing up and #2 took much longer because he was not comfortable sitting on either his little potty or the big one. i wait for her to tell me she needs to go, but recently i've started asking and half the time it's a yes, so we're just going along with that.
all 3 of my kids stopped going in their diapers while they were sleeping shortly after their first birthdays, so we started the process with putting them on the potty after they wake up. my oldest daughter was completely out of training pants at 27 months and she only wore them because she would have pee accidents, not poo. my son was 32 months because it took an extra 6 months to get him to consistently do #2 on the potty, so i agree with a previous posters saying that kids will go when they are ready and everybody learns differently. warmer months might be easier because there are less layers and we let our little guy go peepee outside on a camping trip and in the yard when he was playing and he LOVED that! the girls can wear dresses so you can keep them in big girl undies, especially if they play outside, and it's not as big of a mess. if our youngest isn't out of her diapers by the time it's warmer, we'll start encouraging it more then.
the only thing i will swear held us back were the pull-ups- they were too much like regular diapers and i noticed that when they started to wear washable training pants, they started to have less "accidents" and went potty more. good luck to everyone and please don't stress yourselves out too much about it!
Jenifer - posted on 01/08/2010
my little girl started potty training back in june, on her own, as of last month she fully is aware to hold her potty((and poo)) while sleeping and going out untill she is able to get to a potty. She also knows to wipe and even wants to carry her bin to flush in the grown up potty. I think she is a step ahead of others when it comes to potty training but don't feel bad, I hear most kids her age speak and she still just jibbers with no real words yet.
Shana - posted on 01/07/2010
no my son isn't potty trained yet. He'll sit on the potty and he'll even stand like he's peeing, but I've tried to get him to actually do it, and he won't. Every one keeps telling me as well not to worry and he'll let me know when he's ready. He's the only one who will actually know when he's ready. LoL if that made any sense.
Nikki - posted on 01/07/2010
Garrett has used his a couple of times but nothing steady. I don't make him but if he wants to sit on it we do and if he potties thats even better. Don't try to force though it may make it worse in the long run.
Genna - posted on 01/07/2010
hi.. don't worry about it to much... let ur child sit on the potty in they own time as there is no rush to be potty trained yet.... let them walk around without a nappy on.... make it fun for them by trying to sitting on it urself and have a potty in the toilet as well so when u go to the loo urself take them with u and tell them that ur have a wee on a big potty.. they see u doing it so it encouages them to use they's........ but don't worry it will come when they are ready..
Latisha - posted on 01/06/2010
My little girl was born on 10 March 08, and I've been trying to potty train her for awhile now. She was doing really well about 4 or 5 months ago, and then all of a sudden she just stopped wanting to go and now she's scared of the potty as well. It really made me nervous because my oldest who is now 5 was potty trained by 18 months with no problems. But I've been told over and over again every child is different and we just have to wait until they are ready. She'll let you know when she's really ready.
And also another thing that might help is haveing her hang around with kids that are a little older than her who are already potty trained.
Danielle - posted on 01/06/2010
My daughter Phoenix was born on 17th March, she was toilet trained by 16 months, only because she was my second child and the difference between my 2 girls was 2 years and I wanted my first out of nappies before the second one came. So my theory was if the first one could do it surely the second one could also. I found Phoenix much easier to train because whenever my older daughter would go to the toilet she would take Phoenix with her.
Most of my friends that have children haven't yet been successful in training their children that includes my older daughters friends (if they are out of day nappies they are still in night nappies). I really think it depends on the child. Just don't push to hard and they will do it when they are ready :)
Ashley - posted on 01/06/2010
My daugther was born March 10th, 2008 she is potty training. She looves her potty, I bought the one from WalMart that when they use it it sings! Today is our first day of her walking around without a diaper on, so far she hasn't had any accidents. Good luck!
Ruth - posted on 01/06/2010
my alyssa was born on the 14th of march and she isnt potty trained yet im barely going to start so dont worry my daughter stands on it instead of sitting on the potty when i try ti have sit on it she gets up right away i think she thinks its too cold to sit on i dont know lol
Sharon - posted on 01/06/2010
my naomi was born 31st march 08 she hate the potty and won't go near it. but she does follow her 8yr old brother in to the toilet. she has a pull-up on during the day and has jsut started telling me when she's pooed. my son hated the potty and went straight to the toilet with a seat. but kids will do things in their own time. don't force it that will jsut make things harder.
Cira - posted on 01/06/2010
She will let you know when she is ready to try. Mine wants to sit on the potty and fill it up with toilet tissue but refuses to pee. lol She will say she has to pee pee but won't do it so I don't push it. My 8 year old was fully potty trained by 19 months old she was my easiest. It is all up to the child. ;)
Megan - posted on 01/06/2010
hi all my daughter was born 24th march 08 and i have just started training her she is doing ok like your daughter kimberly she hates knickers and was scared of the potty at first bu we made it into a game know every time she goes she sings wee wee wee wee lol its so cute but they will all do it when they want to good luck
Aggie - posted on 01/05/2010
Born on March 31st 2008 - I started when she was 12 months and it was going pretty good until she didn't wanna sit on the toilet anymore for that long. I took a break and now that she's 21 months I've been trying to sit her on the potty after each meal and she sometimes goes sometimes doesn't. I don't make a big deal when she doesn't but make a HUGE celebration when she does. Stickers, treats (hehe, I make her sound like a puppy being trained) and clapping and yay!-ing with a big smile. She's happy when she goes and loves flushing the toilet and saying BYE BYE to the pee pee or poopie that's swirling. Just take your time and slowly introduce it. No forcing as we all know kids refuse what we REALLY want them to do ... but then they do it on their own time eventually. Good luck though!
Marlissa - posted on 01/05/2010
My son was born on the 21st and he's potty trained, but he watched his sister and now only has a few accidents. we started out by putting him on the potty in his diaper, and then i know it sounds funny but we cut a hole in some of his diapers and then put him on the potty and then he got excited when he heard the tickle in the water, and then he decided he wanted underware on
Charmaine - posted on 01/05/2010
Bought a sit potty that has handles my son loves, sits on it without nappy, but no wee wee yet. Boys tend to need a bit more encouragement and lots of fun and games to get them started. My daughter pretty much potty trained herself after initial suggestions. Our angels are each unique and totally amazing. I still love every moment of being a mommy, what a blessing
Annah - posted on 01/04/2010
I think I am a little lazy to potty trian Zoe, because with the other 2 it was so different they just did their own thing and 1 2 3 they were wearing panties. Zoe is now very irritated by the nappy she takes it off and than tells me she wants to pie (but thats just a lie). But I will be starting soon...
Sherri - posted on 01/04/2010
My son Landon shows some interest of the potty. I let him play with it all the time, and I've gotten him to go pee on it like twice. But that was a few months back. He goes to the bathroom with me sometimes, and he let's me know most of the time when he's pee'd or pooped in his diaper. We transferred him back to a diaper from pulls because of the cast on his leg. But once we get into our own place, I will start trying to potty train him more better. He was born March 31st, 2008.
Jennifer - posted on 01/04/2010
Don't rush it! You don't want your child to develop a phobia. Don't force her, try sitting her on the potty before baths or first thing in morning. If she's screaming and scared, just wait for another month or so then try again. Every child goes at his or her own pace, but don't worry - It will happen when you baby's ready!
Teresa - posted on 01/04/2010
My son (March 27) has had somewhat an interest in the potty since 15ish months, but I'm not pushing at all. He's pooped in it a couple of times and peed once (by accident).
His sisters were poop trained by this age, but we didn't get out of daytime pull ups for another year.
It'll happen when it happens. :)
Carlene - posted on 01/04/2010
My twin boys were born on March 20th. I have been sitting them on the potty chair for the past three to four months so they can start getting use to using it. We also use the open door policy. They usually sit on the potty when we go and they watch my oldest son when he goes. I am going try them with the pull ups by the end of this month so they can get use to pulling their pants up and down. They will get it in time.
Kim - posted on 01/03/2010
I bought a potty chair for my chairs just to get them used to it. We decorated it with fun stickers and that made it fun for them. They were afraid of it at first, so I backed off and tried the next month. They are still not potty trained but they tell me when they need to go and sometimes make it and sometimes they don't. When they are ready, they will go.
Jamie - posted on 01/03/2010
My lil boy just sat on the potty and went "poo" today for the first time! we bought him the lil fisher price potty chair and he wouldnt sit on it! I held him on the big potty and he went! so I ran to walmart and bought one of the lil cushioned ones with Thomas the Train on it(his favorite) and maybe that will make him more comfortable! the lil handles on the side will make him feel more secure up there too!! Good luck!!!
Anita - posted on 01/03/2010
My son was born 4th March 08. I bought him a potty a few months ago to familiarise him with it and he goes to the toilet with me most nearly everytime i go. I'm just taking the "wearing pants and using the potty when he wants to approach at the moment". He does tell me when he needs the toilet most of the time even when he has a nappy on but sometimes he has "accidents" when wearing pants but usually when he is eating and forgets to tell he he needs to go. I'm not trying to hard for now as he will do it properly in his own time and i don't want to make him scared of the potty. When he does wear ppants he never has them on 1st thing we wait until he's had his breakfast and had chace to wake up a little 1st. Hoping to have him trained by the time he turns 2.
Rikke - posted on 01/03/2010
I just think it is way too early. Maybe some children show early signs that they are ready for it - but I think it is much too early for most kids. I have 3 children myself and work with children from age 6 months to 3 years. My advise is to wait
Summer - posted on 01/03/2010
My little girl was born March 28th and has alot of intrest. she will stay dry through the night and if I put her on the potty as soon as she wakes she will go in it. Throughout the day she will tell me she has to go, but most of the time I cannot get her there fast enough, I have tried putting a little potty in the living room, but she will sit on it all day long and bring with her throughout the house. And she used to tell me when she has too poop, now she tends to hide in the corner of the bathroom. I have to keep on her asking all the time. She always has to go while we are waiting to check out at the comissary, but she is learing, All her intrest may be because she has an older sister who is 3. I also have a little potty in the back of my car (for easy pull overs). You cant always get to a potty on time, my family all looked at me like I was crazy, but it really helps so that even when in the car she dosent have to go in her pull up.
Danna - posted on 01/03/2010
My son was born 3/14/2008 and we have always told him what he has done. Poop or Pee as we changed him. So, he usually tells us when he poops now. We hope to start potty training him and have purchased the little potty for him. I'm thinking of taking it out of the box and letting him play with it, get used to it and then start him on it... But, I have to read up about proper techniques online...
Staci - posted on 01/03/2010
Lucian was born 28th march and he is potty trained, he wears training pants when we go out just in case, he doesnt like normal pants yet. But we never rushed him, he didnt want to at first. We left the potty in the living room where he plays and left his nappy off and he started using it by himself. I your baby is scared of the potty try that or get a seat that goes on the toilet.
Ashley - posted on 01/03/2010
My daughter was born on march 28, 08 and she is pretty much potty training herself.. she says she has to go so she pulls her pullup down goes then does a potty dance after and then gets her suprise afterwards.
Kathy - posted on 01/03/2010
My daughter was born March 7th, 08 and she is potty trained, but we have a big advantage, she is the youngest of 4 children, and is 8 years younger than her youngest brother. She is always wanting to do as her much older sister who are 12 are doing. She pretty much trained her self a couple of months ago.
I would not worry at all because all children are different and she will train more easily if she is ready to do it!
Best of Luck and Hugs to you both!
Jayne - posted on 01/02/2010
olivia born 7/3/08 went through a stage of telling me she had done a poo...then she even got good at tellin gme she was about to do one. I would quickly put her on the tolilet and it worked once or twice. Otherwise she would just sit there and say "fluff" meaning "tricked you mummy..no poo just a fluff" Now she removes herself and hides in a corner to do a poo, away from my sight. I think she has decided she doesn't like the toilet. Can anybody suggest a good potty or otherwise?
Lisa - posted on 01/02/2010
Don't push the issue. Every child is different. This is my third go around and she is completely diff from my two older ones. My oldest girl(8 now) was trained by 17mths, I never pushed just kept introducing her to the little potty. My son(7 now) was not fully trained until he was around 4 yrs old. He had some learning challenges but he would pee in the potty but not poopy....my youngest girl(21 mths now) I just started w/pull ups. I take her into the bathroom w/me all the time and try to get my oldest to take her and let her watch but that doesn't always work. Don't worry, every child lets you know when they are ready to go on the potty. Don't force it or it will take longer. If your child hates wearing something don't make them, find something else for them to wear. You must choose your battles wisely w/children(especially toddlers) or they will drain you of everything. Remember...is it something small and worth fussing over or is something that you can compromise until this phase is through. Good luck!!!
Sonja - posted on 01/02/2010
My daughter was born March 21 of 08. She has pooping on her potty for about a year now I think it's been. She has always been very obvious when she has to go, so it's been easy to get her on the potty on time. She recently started telling me before she has to go as well. She is working on peeing on the potty, had a great span of going on it and staying dry until she got sick and was in the hospital and we stopped worrying about it until she was well. She is getting back into the potty now, but loves getting stickers when she does go. We also bought her Elmo's Potty video and we keep her potty in the living room, as she is more prone to use it when she can still be a part of the action and when she can watch her Elmo video while she sits there. Kids are all so different though and we started getting her used to the potty before she was really crawling so she had had a lot of time to learn that it's not a bad thing, but is still definately going at her own pace.
Bethenie - posted on 01/02/2010
My little girl turns 2 on March 10th, she has been fully potty trained for 2 months now except overnight. I started by just sitting her on the potty after she woke up and about 5 minutes after every meal. She will come up to us and say get up, get up pee mamma! If she has to poop she tells me no not done mamma poop now. It's so cute and I love that a jumbo pack of diaper last a month. Take your time and be patient, it takes time!
Jenny - posted on 01/02/2010
my son is doing well with this bu he was a sissy that 9 months older and so he goes when she goes they kinda make it a game of who goes first and who done first lol is how we got him started and now they go on their own. so if u have a friend with a baby around the same age try making it fun for them oh and do a potty chart with their favorite stickers
Julie - posted on 01/02/2010
My daughter was born March 28, 08 & showed serious interest about a month ago but now isn't. I have had a potty chair in the bathroom for 4 months just there, she goes to the bathroom alot as I frequent it alot due to a bladder disorder. I'm waiting for her to show more signs. She watches the Elmo Potty video ALL the time, but doesn't seem interested that much anymore. I do put her on it when she gets up in the am though, and she gets excited after going & puts a sticker on the chart. Time will tell!
Kortney - posted on 01/02/2010
I started letting my 22 month old go peepee outside back in early summer(he's a boy). He liked trying to go on everything. He wasn't really interested in his potty chair so we went to the big potty. He is 100% poop trained 90% pee trained. Some days he's in the same pair of underware all day. other's he goes through 3 or 4. You might try letting him/her run around the house naked for a little while. When you notice them going, run to the potty.
Mei - posted on 01/02/2010
Try making a game of it. We bought a potty for my daughter at 15 months because she would take off her diaper everytime she used it and would ask for a diaper when she wanted to go. But everytime we went to the bathroom so did my daughter so she knew the routine. Then out of nowhere she started sitting on it and acting like she was peeing, so we spent the week getting her potty trained. I let her go naked from the waist down to make going easier. Day one was really tough because I had to used many different activites to keep her on her toilet when she said she needed to go pee (coloring, playing with a measuring cup and water bucket etc.). She had several accidents on the ground that day but after a 45 minute wait on her first sitting she went in it. Day two was easier, it only took 20 minutes this time on her first sitting, still had several accidents in her underwear. Oddly enough after the first sitting, she really had no problem going in her potty. Day three she took me with her to the potty and sat all by herself and went. Now we help her wipe, but that's it. I have yet to tackle the bedtime diaper though. Good luck. I hope this helps you.
Beth - posted on 01/02/2010
my son, born march 6, has had a kid-sized potty in the bathroom for a very long time. He got used to to being in there and decided to sit on it himself. One day when he had just turned 21 months, he decided to sit and try to pee. He didn't. The next day he asked to try again. He peed and realized how to make it happen. Since then, we've been peeing in the potty. He only asks at diaper change times, so we aren't forcing it. I dont consider calling kiddo potty trained when you have to take them every hour. Under 2 is still very young. Let your kid decide when he or she is ready.
Stephanie - posted on 01/02/2010
my daughter is starting to go to the potty she just want to go. on average she goes 3 to 4 times a day on the potty. i also have 3 year old that is potty training to so that might help out a little. try showing your baby that you go to the potty and i was told that if you put a doll on the potty that can pee and show your baby that the dolly can go pee on the potty might help
Stephanie - posted on 01/02/2010
Any time we change my daughter's pull-up she says she has to go sit on the potty. Most of the time she doesn't do anything but sit there (because she already went, hence the changing!) but we try not to discourage her. I think having two older brothers (4 and 3) has helped. She wants to do everything they do.