how to get my baby to use the potty he is 20 months and is 36 lbs and almost not fitting his diapers and he pees alot and i mean alot

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if you're not ready or your baby is not ready to deal with potty training, try 2T overnight pull ups. they soak in a lot. we still use pull ups at night, since our son has no control at night. he was soaking through a ridiculously stuffed cloth diaper at time, and we had to switch to pull ups because he was getting a diaper rash.

as for potty training a 20 month old, take the child to sit on the potty every 30-45 minutes. try to "catch" as many pees as possible. you first have to teach the child that pee and poop first belong in the toilet. they are too used to diapers! after they reliably go in the potty, then stretch out the intervals a little to train them to tell you they need to go. it's intense, time consuming, inconvenient, and requires a lot of patience, firm will, and consistency.

if that doesn't seem like your ball of wax, i'd wait and try the pull ups.

Tracy - posted on 04/28/2009

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I can relate..My son is also 20 months, and 33 lbs, I had to start monitoring his fluid intake 2 hrs before bedtime. It seemed to work, I have to use Huggies Overnight Diapers for bedtime. Also helps if you can get him to pee in the Potty before bedtime. He will then start to hold his pee a bit and won't be so wet when he wakes up.

Jamie - posted on 04/21/2009

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I feel your dilemma. My daughter is 29 months and weigh 40 lbs. She constantly has a full diaper and leaks through a lot. But she has no bladder control and I keep trying to get her to use the potty but I am going to just wait a little longer and let her go at her own pace.

Jillian - posted on 04/21/2009

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I don't know how to him to go . But my son is 21 months now and he is 31 lbs. I think I should start him on it b/c soon he will not fit into diapers anymore.

Amanda - posted on 04/21/2009

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I know exactly how you feel!!! My son now 27 mo. weighs 40 lbs and we are still working on potty training. He will not tell us when he has to go and when we ask him he will go 80% of the time but if he is to busy he wants nothing to do with it. We are trying to make it fun and exciting for him but he is very smart and has a mind of his own. When he or I start to get frustrated I just back off a bit because I want this to be a positive experience for both of us. I just don't think he is 100% ready yet but it is coming soon......I hope!!! :) Good Luck!!! :)

Sarah - posted on 04/21/2009

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We use M&M's. Our son gets two when he uses the potty. He loves it! We don't allow him to have any except when he uses the potty. It is a treat for him when he does a good job! He now tells us when he needs to pee!

Rebeccah - posted on 04/21/2009

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I tried training pants but found they didn't help him learn to use the potty because they were similar to nappies. in the end i took him shopping for jocks, he picked out his own and since then we have a few accidents now and again but 9 times out of 10 he goes to the potty. It saves ahell of a lot on nappies, so why not try that?

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