Are Boy’s Easier To Potty Train ?

Tiffany - posted on 07/23/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My Daughter Is 2 Will Be 3 In November & She'll Pee In The Potty All Day But Refuses To Poop In The Potty. She ALWAYS Comes To Me Afterwards & Let's Me Know She Just Pooped In Her Pull-Up. I've Tried Giving Her Candy, Taking Her To The Store And Letting Her Pick Out A Toy But Nothing Seems To Work… I Was Told By A Daycare Worker That I Need To Decide Weather Or Not I Want My Child In Pull-Up's Or Panties Bc It Confuses Them To Go Back And Forth Is This True?

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I had a very simular problem with my son. I didn't use pull-ups or training pants because they are too much like a diaper and they child can't tell when they are wet, even if they dribble a little. Tossed all your diapers and pull-ups (or use them all up) and go straight to underpants. Let her pick them out. My son was a little scared of pooping in the potty too. I just gave him his space and encouraged him to keep trying. When he did poo in his pants I positioned him over the potty and let it fall in as I was sitting him down so he had that feeling of finishing up on the potty. Save the reward for when they actually do what you want them to do instead of bribing them to do it. We had several accidents before we had success and he did not like it. But when he fianlly did it, he was hooked. Also, feed her lots of high fiber foods like fruit. Most children have a problem with constipation when potty training. If she does get backed up try pear juice. I hope this helps and good luck!

Marie-Anne - posted on 07/24/2009

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I completely agree with the last remark. My boy is 2 and a 1/4 and has been dry during the day for the last month. It was only when we got rid of the pull ups during the day and gave him 'big boy' pants with his favourite characters on them that he finally got it! He still wears them at bedtime but they are always dry in the morning so we are stopping that soon. Good luck, be brave and take lots of spare clothes with you!

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YES! When I was using pull-ups on my son, he did the same thing. "Mommy, poop!" But, when I tossed the diapers & pull-ups and made the commitment to just underwear, he got it. Don't get me wrong, there's still the occasional accident, but for the most part, everything makes it in the potty. He refuses to wear pull-ups now that he's in big-boy underwear. It probably helped that his little sister is still in diapers, so he could make the connection between diapers being for babies and underwear being for big boys. He gets a kick out of the fact that she's still a baby and has to wear diapers, while he gets cool underwear with Spiderman on them. Instead of taking your daughter to the store for a toy, use cool panties as a reward. Let her get some Dora the Explorer, or Disney princess panties when she does well. The main thing to remember is to be consistant, because otherwise you're sending mixed signals to your child. If you make the switch to panties, stick with it! Good luck!

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