Potty Training

Cindy - posted on 08/08/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I have a three year old who isn't finished with this step and keeps getting infections that itch her. when she scratches it becomes very irritated. We've gotten script from doctor which works, when it's gone and we stop the script it comes back. Just wanted to see if anybody was familiar with this. What is the right age to be done with potty training. She does good a lot of the time in training panties, and is less irritated when she's in the cotton panties than when she's in a pull ups.

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Colleen - posted on 08/14/2009

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Just think back to the day, No pull-ups/fancy diapers. all mine were trained early because I wasn't afraid of a little mess, and it was looked at as a natural progression to growing up. Keep with the underware and quit going back and forth, soon it will be done and you will forget all about the hoop-la associated with potty training these days. If you don't like a mess at night, either use a real diaper, or set your alarm to get you both up for a midnight potty party.

Margie - posted on 08/14/2009

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Have you ever seen a child's gyno? This happened to my daughter for about a year when finally her primary sent her to a gyno, the gyno looked at it right away and told me it was vulver lichen sclerosis, my daughter itched there all the time and would always get little cuts she even had a blood vessel appear visible because of the thin skin and all the irritation. Anyways it has to do with thier skin and testosterone and usually goes away with puberty. I'm not saying this is what your child has but I would recommend seeing a child's gyno to make sure. In the meantime there is a wonderful soap called cetaphil that is real gentle on the skin, also putting baking soda in her bath water neutrilizes the water which helps with the irritation. Something I also use is vagisil topical cream, this really helps with the itching. It's very improtant to keep her very clean and as dry as possible, In between baths I use sensitve skin baby wipes to wash her off because urine is very acidic and causes a lot of my daughter's irritations. I hope this helps, and I hope you find a cause for your daughter.

Alicia - posted on 08/11/2009

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My son was 3 years and 4-5 months old when he finally was ready to be completely potty trained. His pull ups began not to work any more. They would not hold what they were supposed to. I told my son that they did not make pull ups big enough for him becuase he was such a big boy and the only thing we could do was use the potty and big boy underwear. He understood and began using the potty full time. :)



He too would get irritated, so we would use cream from the doctor. Now that he is in big boy undies, he still gets irritated, but mostly in the warmer months. We just apply the cream, then put on undies. I think that since they are on the move so much and as moisture builds up, some kiddos are more sensitive to that and develop rashes or itchies as we call it. Good luck and keep the faith...your daughter will be using the potty before you know it. :)

Laura - posted on 08/11/2009

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Another way to help the infection stuff is yogurt - probiotic if possible! That helps keep the good bacteria around that your cream might be killing off with the infection! Good luck! :)

Bonnie - posted on 08/11/2009

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Hi Cindy



My son was not fully trained until we did away with his pull-ups. We also opted for flannel underpants, which were not as irritating to his skin. We had the most sucess when he spent a solid week bottomless most of the time.

Christine Hess - posted on 08/11/2009

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wipe her yourself until the infection clears... keep nails cut very short... go over wiping a LOT... we would say "front to back, pat, pat, pat and DROP"... i found that if they would just pat front to back instead of rubbing it would cut down on friction and/or leaving it "wet" and then cut down on infection. imo they are not old enough to wipe poo until the summer before Kindergarten. obviously a lot of this advice depends upon what type of infection it is... mine would get red from the wiping and then once we got a full on infection from getting poo in the wrong spot. as long as i would wipe, no problems - but as soon as they wipe - we got problems... until they learned the correct way to wipe. good luck!

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use the three day potty training method it works. if you don't the method you simply just give her liquids and take her to the bathroom every 15 mins i did it with my 4 yr old and within 3 days she was going potty by herself and now im working on my other daughter and it works!!! any questions write me at kittycat1984@msn.com

Dana - posted on 08/11/2009

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If you are using disposable training pants it may be she is allergic to one of the chemicals in them. If you are using cotton it may be fabric softner, just don't use it on that load of laundry and you'll be all set!

Vicky - posted on 08/11/2009

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Both of my daughters could not use any brand of pull ups because it would make them itch. My now 4 year old still has the occasional accident. She was almost 3 before I started to train her, but because she would get the same thing as your daughter, she was longer getting trained.

Louise - posted on 08/11/2009

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She could also be getting thrush. I'd put her in cotton pants and just take her to the toilet every hour. She is old enough now to be able to tell you if she needs to go or not. Make sure she washes herself daily but just with warm water, avoid soaps and creams as they can make the itchies worse, especially if it is thrush. There is no set age to be done with potty training, my 3.5 year old still has the occasional accident, but most kids are there by the time they get to school.
Have you tried a sticker chart, rewarding her for dry days?

Rebekah - posted on 08/08/2009

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Sounds to me like she may be allergic to one of the chemicals in the training pants! You should check out some of the options for washable training pants out there. Its cheaper long term than throwing your money away each time she wets....Walmart sells Kushies that are waterproof and washable instead of disposable. Personally I bought some for the same price on Etsy.com where a WAHM sewed them from fabric I picked out...cotton flannel. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?lis... :) They take an extra drying, but it is totally worth it and they are so comfy!

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