*Sigh* is YOUR 2.5 year old potty trained?

Katherine - posted on 01/06/2012 ( 27 moms have responded )

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Mine is just lazy. She will go when excessively prompted. She thinks it's funny to poop her pants. It's hard to believe they will be three in March!

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Everyone pressured me to start potty training my son at 2 but I knew he wasn't ready. I attempted to show him the potty n wat not at 2.5 but he still wasn't sure then at at 32 mths I really started potty training. And to my surprised my son was completely potty trained in a week! And now he even stands to go pee lol!! U'll kno when it's time to potty train. I started noticing my sons pull up was dry thru the whole night and that was the biggest clue. I am really against forcing ur child to potty train. Like ppl who try to potty train their kids at 1 is ridiculous!!! Kids don't need to grown up learning to b forced to do something. A kid won't learn if their nvr given the chance to try!

Leah - posted on 01/10/2012

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I haven't even started potty training yet. Maybe I'm the lazy one! Hahaha! I've heard boys are harder, so I'm waiting until he shows interest on his own.

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Melanie - posted on 03/08/2012

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Hi Katherine, yes we did it cold turkey but not through choice! We just couldn't find it at bed time one night so she had to do without. We prepared ourselves for a bad night, worrying that it she woke up during the night she wouldn't go back to sleep again but actually she was fine so we tried again the next night and she hasn't looked back. That was 3 weeks ago today. A couple of times we've had to give her milk during the night to settle her but that happened occasionally anyway. Good luck! Ps the potty regression is just about over too :-)

Jennifer - posted on 03/06/2012

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Don't stress Katherine I had hard time with my lil girl. Well she was 3.5 when I thort enough is enough. Said to her no more pull-ups or nappies when you're awake. She had to walk around with no knickers on. 1st couple of times I forced her to sit on the potty but after she got over the "stage fright" she goes all the time now. It only took a week from "NO WAY" to "I need to wee"

Katherine - posted on 03/06/2012

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Melanie: We are trying to get rid of the night time bottle. When you got rid of the pacifier, did you do it cold turkey?

Charlene - posted on 03/05/2012

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Ehhhhh..... *rueful* My boy will pee just fine in his toilet, but for some reason he'll only poop at grandma's toilet, SHEESH! My DH taught him the sign for poop and at least he tells us when he pooped, so I'm hoping it's a short step between telling us that he did and telling us before he does so we can get him to the potty! ^^'

Melanie - posted on 03/02/2012

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My daughter will be 3 on March 21st and has been potty trained day and night since she was 28 months, however she doesn't do quite so well with the poos (she does it in her pants) and we already had a couple of periods of regression. The current one is because she has given up her dummy (pacifier) and last Monday she weed her pants 5 times at nursery. I'm not worried cos she'll get over it - I'm just glad we've got rid of the dummy!!

Veronica - posted on 02/08/2012

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My son will turn 3 on Feb 24th. He started to show interest tells me (boo, booooo) we go to the restroom take off the diaper and sits on the tiolet but within two seconds he gets off. He did this to us a WHOLE afternoon for 30 minutes. At one point I was getting frustated but my husband tells me at least his showing interest. He sees it as a game he loves to hear the tiolet flush but has not done anything in the tiolet. My goal was for him to be potting trained by the time he turns three but it doesn't seem like it there is hope we are still two weeks away (keeping my fingers crossed) my husband and I work all day and daycare isn't much help. Best of luck with yours.

Katherine - posted on 02/01/2012

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My due date was the 23rd, didn't make it though lol. Small world.

Katherine - posted on 02/01/2012

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Mine used to poop on the toilet, now she hides to go. She pees when she "feels" like it. But I've seen a lot of regression. I'm not about forcing though. She'll be 3 March 16th.

Alainya - posted on 02/01/2012

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I believe that there is no point in toilet training till the child is ready. You'll be the one with washing more clothes and floors. My 2 year old just started at the beginning of the year (3 in March) and has only had 2 accidents since then and they have been at other people's houses. We gave him a smartie for every wee and 2 for a poo. We then stopped rewarding every toilet trip but gave 2 lollies at the end of the day. He now takes himself off by himself, flushes, put the lid down and closes the door. He is no where near dry at night but that doesn't bother me in the least. Good luck, every child is different, sometimes you just have to wait for them to decide that they want to try.

Jaime - posted on 01/30/2012

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My son born 4-15-09 has been peeing in the potty, but only weny poo once in it. It has been 2 weeks and he has only had 4 pee accidents and sleeps through the night with no accidents. We even took him to Vegas with us for a week and he did great the whole trip. I read a few blogs and they said NOT to take him on a trip when they first start, but he did amazing. Best of luck to you.

Paula - posted on 01/24/2012

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I have been potty training my triplets for a while now... some days it is ok and other days it isn't... one of my girls is almost there the other only tells you after she has peed or done poo... & my son does not want anything to do with it.... he sits on the potty so long and as soon as he gets up he goes... I am sure they will get it in time, I am hoping sooner than later....

Amie - posted on 01/23/2012

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Now w/ my twin girls(who are 8 now) they we very easy to potty train, They were trained in a weekend and their dad did that on his visitation weekend....and all he did was take the to the potty every 15min...and they were good during the day, but took a while for the bed time potty training. We didnt have to give them candy....they liked stickers and a lot of extra love :) I thought they were still to young but he thought he could do it, and i said it dont hurt to try, but we were not gunna force them either.

Amie - posted on 01/23/2012

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My 2yr old daughter (will be 3 in march) is doin great at potty training. I started a few weeks ago, and every time she went pee, I to gave her a skittle, but I got better results w/ lil candys from leftover halloween cand like(smarties, lil pack of sweet-tarts, lil tootsie roll, ect) and she is doin GREAT!!! she has panties on during the day, and only wears pull-up at naps and bed time. She even tells me '' mama peepee.....good job''! and gives me high 5. She goes all all by herself, but I do tell her in the morning that '' u have panties on so u have to peepee in the potty, and she good....I do remind her lil during the day, when she is busy playin, but other than that, she knows. I carry her lil potty seat w/ me in a lil hello kitty bag to family and friends houses! GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE POTTY TRAINING! :)

Noelani - posted on 01/23/2012

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My daughter was determined to go to the toilet. She'd sit on the potty, do absolutely nothing...and then jump off and pee on the floor. lol.

With alot of patience and a mop we got there come the end of October. I rewarded her with alot of praise, I was a little worried that rewarding her with a treat would prompt the idea that everytime she went to the toilet shed get sweets. (If that were the case, candystores would go out of business cos shed never get off)! I never reprimanded her though. I didnt want to scare her off. I tried to potty train quite early, (just after she was 2yrs and it backfired! If it hasnt already happened, it'll happen.

MamaKat - posted on 01/23/2012

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Great ideas! We are trying ...again. Kandi Ella wasn't quite ready. She is lazy, too. And I find myself being lazy cause diapers are easier, just put them on and don't worry about it in public places. That stresses me out cause I have a 11month old that doesn't sit still in strollers and carts. I guess it's all trial and error.

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My daughter is basically potty trained and does pretty well telling me or just going. She is even trying to nighttime potty train which is sending her Dad and I for a loop because her almost 5 yr old sister isn't even nighttime potty trained because of a disorder she has. It's odd to have her doing something first lol.

Ana - posted on 01/13/2012

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My daughter left the diaper by herself.. she started asking me about going to the bathroom when she was almost 2, I do agree with the other Mom that that gives candy.... and does the DORA dance :) my daughter loves the attention and rewards.... so once she had was completly trained I took her to the store to buy a ton of undies.... and promised she would not let them get dirty...

Alexandra - posted on 01/13/2012

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I'm happy my daughter is not that much behind every other March'09 baby! She simply refuses to sit on it, she completely stiffs her legs straight so it's impossible to put her in a sitting position! Everybody, or should I say, every older woman in my family, keeps saying I have to force her but I know my daughter, if I force her it'll be worse. But I have to admit I'm getting a little bit impatient with the whole potty thing. But I got a new hope when I read that so many of your babies were fully potty trained in just a couple of weeks.

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Ya that so weird to hear ppl say that cuz my son was nvr like that lol once I stared potty training he just went wit it like he had been doin for yrs lol. I kno wen I started potty training I had potty books and always rewarded him wit a treat after n I always did the whole hooting n hollering when he did go potty also Id tell him to tell his dad he went potty and he thot that was just awesome.

Katherine - posted on 01/13/2012

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Yeah, I never force her, I know she'll rebel if I do. It's just frustrating when she does so well one day and then the next she pees and poops her diaper.

Amanda - posted on 01/08/2012

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We started potty training my daughter two months after her second birthday. Took a few months but she is fully potty trained during the day and some nights. We put a pull up on at night just in case. But if we limit drinks after lunch time till bed and have her squeeze out her pee before bedtime then she stays dry. Definately make a big deal when she does go potty! We put our daughter in cotton panties because if she had an accident she hated the feeling of being wet and yucky. Good luck!

Sarah-Anne - posted on 01/08/2012

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Mine is too smart for my good. she is completely trained at night and during naps. only. she will go on te potty when we nag at her, but she usually scream and says no, i'm good. we tried having her be in big girl undies, and she usually goes thru 4-6 pair a day because she just doesn't care. we tried the cold when wet pull-up, but i cought her pouring water from her cup in them, her reasoning is she likes her cold butt. we tried treats, stickers, potty chart, extra tv, potty dances, everything for going potty and even have tried mini punishments for going in her undies. take away blankie, pink teddy, getting sprayed off in shower, no going to gramma's, no going to dance class. she just doesn't care. we are trying the no going to school thing, she gets mad about that but doesn't care enough to even try. we've been having her go on the potty since dec 2009. she was more into it when she was between 9mo & 18mo. now we have a deadline with school starting in the fall.

Holly Jo - posted on 01/08/2012

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Madalynn was potty trained in two weeks. I watched the clock and we went. And every time she went I gave her a skittle or m&m and did a big dance. She LOVES Dora so we did the "You did it" dance from the show every time. And if she had a bm She got a bigger piece of chocolate, sucker, gummy, whatever. Just made a BIG deal of going potty every time.

When she went in her panties I took her favorite toy away for 2 days, but she had to go to the potty a whole day with no accidents to get back. A toy for every wet panty. Yep she was lazy too. Not anymore. She is doing fantastic!!

Denikka - posted on 01/06/2012

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We're working on it now :P My son is..getting there. It's been about 2 weeks and he's getting better :) but still needs the prompting most of the time. Don't worry :) It'll happen :)

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