Trained? Or still in Diapers?

KyRa - posted on 04/13/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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I have been trying to potty train my daughter and have had some successful moments but am not successful every time, So I am going to try a weekend tactic and will see how it works...

What are some of you other moms doing? is your little one trained or still in diapers?

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Vanessa - posted on 05/05/2010

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my son is still in nappies but we r trying toilet. i think i might wait til winter is over

Serene - posted on 05/01/2010

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My son will be 2 on June 1st and I do not force the issue on him, when he starts showing signs that he is ready for the potty, then i'll start training him. Sometimes he'll take his diaper off and sit on the potty but most of the time he had already did his business in his diaper. Good luck.

Lisa - posted on 05/01/2010

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My son takes of his own pull ups when they are wet or dirty, but he won't use the pot so i don't know what that means. I'm not really forcing the issue either. he'll be two on May 14

Melissa - posted on 04/30/2010

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Melaina, I would bring one of those ikea potties w/u. They r cheap and small. I always keep one in my car b/c we live 2 hours away from the city. If one of my kids needs to go #2 they have a potty. Also, they r great for camping. Once you are on the potty training wagon, keep going. Consistency is key. My son was potty trained by 18 months, he's now 3. My daughter is turning 2 in May and she is just showing interest in the potty. I too, used the naked approach in the house, and really focused on the training in the summertime. (aka boys and trees) I'm not sure about girls, but I will just go w/it!

Rachel - posted on 04/30/2010

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I'm still working with my daughter. It's not easy haha. Anyways, I have a timer set for every 10-15 min I have her sit on her potty to try to get her to go on it instead of her panties. Because of money we've had to go with easy ups for the night time & panties for the day time. At first we had a hard time but it was because she didn't like the treat that much. So we got her a different treat just for when she goes potty in the potty. It's working great. I only have her sit on the potty for about 5 minutes at a time too. So then she's not on it too long, but then I don't take her off too early. But yeah, this is what I do with my kid. Good luck.

Jennel - posted on 04/29/2010

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my daughter is not ready yet she tells me when she has done poos and wants a nappy change but thats as far as it goes. to be honest its the last thing i want to deal with right now any way with a 5 week old aswell we will get there when she is ready.

Courtney - posted on 04/25/2010

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I don't think my daughter is ready. From what others have told me, there are some signs to look for that she's not displaying. 1) She doesn't like being in a dirty diaper. My little one really doesn't care and sometimes fights with me when I try to change her. 2) She goes somewhere, or hides, to poop. My little one goes wherever she feels like it.

She's been introduced to the potty and likes to sit on it, but just won't go. She tells me AFTER she's gone that she's pooped or peeped. Yes, she says peeped, lol. But not before. I'm thinking of just using a big potty seat rather than the little training potties. Has anyone else done this? She's not afraid of the big toilet and loves to flush it, etc., so I thought this might entice her to go... IDK. We can cross that bridge when she's ready... Til then, I'm ok with waiting until she's ready.

Fiona - posted on 04/25/2010

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My daughter is two next month. Still wearing nappies but is showing signs of being ready. She tells me when she is going to the toilet, but until she tells me BEFORE, I don't hold out much hope for 'training.'
Good Luck!

Rachel - posted on 04/23/2010

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I am leaving it till hte warmer weather comes so I can let them run around without nappies on. I think DD is ready but DS isnt showing too many signs of being ready. DD comes to the toilet with me and knows what its for so I think she´ll train well. So it´s nappies for us at the moment. My twins will be 2 at the end of May.

Julie - posted on 04/23/2010

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my daughter is just starting potty training she got out of the bathroom one day and said she had to pee pee and she sat on the potty for about 15 minutes and went so we started after that. She went twice at daycare yesterday too. We have her in pullups and she still uses a diaper at night but we are going to pick out panties this weekend!

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Still in diapers here! My son loves to follow me in the bathroom and flush the toilet for me when I'm done. He watches the water go down and says 'bye bye'. He's starting to motion to us when he has to go but by the time we get to the bathroom, he's already gone. Maybe he's telling me that he just went. I don't know. I've started letting him run around naked before bath time and he's starting to grab himself and say 'go' but then he doesn't go in the potty. Then I put him in the bathtub so maybe he then pees in the tub. I don't know. I'm just letting him take the lead!!

Sara - posted on 04/21/2010

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we're still in diapers...we use cloth and the other day my little darling pooped, went to the bathroom and tossed his fitted in the toilet and laid the cover in the basket...(just like mommy does lol!) we've had the potty chair for a few months, but i've only really started to try to get him to recognize when he has to peepees the past week or two. he's in christian daycare, still in the one year old room, and they really prefer to only work with the kids in the 2yr old room with potty training. so since he's not 100% committed yet, i don't see it as a big deal. you never hear of any 12yr olds not potty trained lol so i figure we'll get here! :) good luck!

Dana - posted on 04/21/2010

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I have twin boys Born May19, 08 and only one of them is fully potty trained. He watched his older brothers and almost in every way he wants to be like him he did it all on his own he is real underwear all da y for about 3 months and happy to report only 1 major accident and that was the 1st night with them on. The other twin Kenny will go when he wants..No rush when they are ready they will let you know I have 4 boys and I have heard many times boys are harder but my 2 older ones were potty trained before the age of 2 and now Lucas is too. Kenny I will not push because he is my last baby so when he is ready he will go

Melissa - posted on 04/20/2010

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My son decided to start taking off his diaper the other day. We were at a friend's house and he took off his shorts and diaper and said "poop" (he says this for poop and pee) and ran to their bathroom. My husband followed him, put him on the toilet and he peed!! So along with other readiness signs, I have started training him. I put him in undies during waking hours, but he is nowhere near ready to be out of diapers during sleep time. He has taken some initiative to pee, and then other times I have him go. Today he has peed on the potty three or four times, and had only two accidents. So, I would say this is successful for starting yesterday. I have to admit though, I have to control my emotions when he has the accident, even though I know it is normal. This helps to give me perspective though. Potty training is never fun. I have an almost 4 year old girl who was trained by 2, but it was really tough, so maybe I am anticipating that frustration.

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Mine is still in nappies and hasn't shown any interest or acknowledgement of being wet! I have a 5 month old as well so I haven't had interest in training her myself. Reading these threads is motivating me to start though.

Laura - posted on 04/19/2010

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My daughter was loving to sit on the potty then go and wee in a corner, until she got chicken pox 2 weeks ago. Her spots made wearing a nappy too painful and she just started going on the potty all on her own! She's dry in the day, when we go out I do still put her in a nappy, but its always dry. She's not dry every night yet though. Her older brother (4) was completely dry by 18months, and that was all led by him.

Nicole - posted on 04/18/2010

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My little boy hasn't shown any signs of being ready yet. A few months ago he started grabbing my hand and dragging me to his room when he wanted his nappy changed but that only lasted a few days. I'm planning on waiting until he is ready before I try toilet training. But he usually follows me to the toilet and watches and sometimes even gives me some toilet paper.

Bernie - posted on 04/16/2010

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my daughter is 90% trained! at home she does great! naps great! night time about 50-75% great (lol) and she does good outside the house but i use a pull up just incase!

Larissa - posted on 04/16/2010

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We did EC from birth and had a wonderful experience. We stopped using diapers at home around 4 months, and stopped using them all together at 9 months. Now he's getting good at going to the potty on his own.

Amy - posted on 04/14/2010

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My son is still in diapers, he's just not ready yet so we aren't going to force him yet. Our son loves the toilet and great at taking off his clothing, but that's really the only signs he's shown.

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It's so funny I found this post because I was going to start a thread about it...my oldest is three 1/2 and really showed zero interest in potty training until well past 2. My May 2008 baby boy is already showing plenty of initiative. I think it is all monkey see monkey do! Especially since everyone says that boys are much harder than girls (my oldest is a girl). Three days in a row now he has gone poop in the potty!! Happy dance!! I kinda take the naked approach to it and just wait until I see he is about to go and rush him to the potty. I always joked with my friends that my house is the litter box when it comes to potty time LOL until they figure it out. He now takes it upon himself to rush me to the bathroom and I am so happy! My problem is that he goes to a mother's day out three days a week and the class that he is in doesn't have a bathroom so they have no way of being consistent with going. Should I just wait until the summer to go full time and continue with the at home training for now? Love to hear what you guys think!

Melaina - posted on 04/13/2010

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My little guy is what I call "at home trained". He uses the potty with probably 90% success when at home, but is still in diapers when we go out or whatever. He's also dry over naps, and probably 50% of nights. He decided all on his own to do it, and that was it. I totally recommend to anyone to just wait until your child lets you know that they're ready, rather than pushing it. That will just cause frustration on both parts. From what I've seen anyway. Otherwise, consistency is the biggest key, just like with anything else. Of course, now my little dude is experimenting with what happens when he doesn't go to the potty, and today decided to pee in the back of his toy dump truck instead!! Yay for boys, lol!

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