Need help getting my baby out of pull ups.

Victoria - posted on 12/02/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My youngest is going on 3 in April and i am having a very hard time time getting her out of pull ups. She will pee in the potty but will not poop in the potty. I work all day and she's at day care all day. So i have very litttle time during the week. On the weekends i am constantly changing poop panties. In most cases i will just throw the panties away.

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Jessica - posted on 12/05/2009

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Rewarding her is the key with what she likes the most stickers, candy, fruits, icecream, little cheapy toys from the dollar store whatever is into and make a big deal like she won the lottery. She'll do it. Good Luck!!!!

Renee - posted on 12/05/2009

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usually time it, after a meal they r usually routine most of the time they will wander off or squat n hide somewhere when u notice the time frame take her in there with u put on pot n praise her. make her a chart kids r visual n love attention good r bad

Patricia - posted on 12/04/2009

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I never had that problem. But When you go to the bathroom to poop take her in there and explain to her that this is where you supposed to poop at. Not in the pull ups. Also you can put panties over the pull ups so she can think she is wearing panties.

Serenity - posted on 12/03/2009

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Hi,

I'm not sure if this will work for you but it did work for my daughter who is two. Instead of having your child use the potty try having them use the toilet and explain that big kids use the toilet. Once my daughter got used to the adjustment of no longer using the potty and began using the toilet, we would reward her with small things such as sticckers or a small piece of not so sweet candy such as sweet tarts or pennies to put in her piggy bank. We did'nt reward her everytime once she got into the groove of things but eventually she stopped having accidents and now she goes to the bathroom on her own sometimes without telling us. She really thinks she is big girl now :). The main important thing for you to remeber is to be patient although it may become stressful at times because when it comes down to it they have to want to participate if not it just won't work!!!



I hope this works!!!

Shirley - posted on 12/03/2009

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It may be that your little girl is just not ready yet. Every child is different. Her time will come. Just be patient, I know this is frustrating, just got my 5th child out of nappies. I would suggest that you stop training to take the pressure off you both and try again in a month or so. You can still keep the potty in the bathroom and take her with you when you go and if she want to go too thats great, give her lots of praise ( i used to say "clever boy" and gave himlots of praise and a round of applause") If she doesn't thats fine too. If she does the toilet in her pull ups don't make a big fuss just change her quickly.I would also speak to the daycare staff and see how they handle it, then you can all work together

Angela - posted on 12/03/2009

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Hey, Victoria. When my son was this age and doing the same thing I stop putting pullups on him and got him reall underpants. That made him feel like a big boy, pullups is jut another version of a pampers. So give that a try and Im not saying your daughter wont do it in her panties but it would be fewer and fewer. Good Luck.

Nicole - posted on 12/03/2009

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This is one of those things that each kid do it on there on time. My daughter was 15 months & one day she told me that she wanted to always keep her pull- up's on because she wouldn't have to do the work of the potty. I then said ok we have to give up all of your pull-up's to kids that need them. That was it she never used them agine. Not even at night. I didn't want to give them back to her & have a mix message to her. So she would get up at 4a.m. if she had to a go on her potty. I know have a almost 2 year old boy & he is not even close to being potty trained. He tall's me he likes people cleaning him. I just found with my girl talking to her she understands what she needs to do & why. Like I said you will find out what works for your little one. Remember that they do forget & things happen, but to never make them feel bad if they forget to go in the potty. Good luck potty training can be hard.

Ruth - posted on 12/02/2009

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Oh this is brought back memories of one of my kids that was in pull ups until 4 yrs old, finally I realized that I needed to train her to put her on a potty schedule I also bought her a doll that used the potty too!!! imagine that, it helped when she put her doll on the potty too ;) Good Luck.

Sharmie - posted on 12/02/2009

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my son was doing this also,and he really didnt' consistenly start going until we moved his potty into his bedroom(temporarily of course)cause that is where he spent a lot of his time, playing and whatnot , and since his potty was' all the way down the hall in the bathroom, he started using it more cause it was more convient

Inger - posted on 12/02/2009

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No drinks after 6:00 pm. Have her go to the bathroom before bed and after each meal, it is important that you all don't forget especially after each meal bathroom break. Wake up late at night taking her to the bathroom. Make sure she understands to tell you potty or pott pott. Take her with you to the bathroom when you go, she goes too on her potty.

Kristin - posted on 12/02/2009

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Do you reward her for going poop in the potty? I found that if I kept some M&M's, Skittles, Reeses Pieces, Fruit Snacks around, every time they went poop in the potty I would have two in my hand for them to eat after they had done everything, poop, flush, and wash hands. If they didn't do anything on the potty, I'd eat the snack in front of them. Made my kids work for the snack, then when they were consistent I kept giving them the snack until the snack was gone explaining each time that when the snack was gone, they wouldn't get it anymore for going on the potty because they knew what to do. Another option is to treat her to something special (if you can) after going poop in the potty for 5 days. Each time she reaches her goal, extend the goal time until she just does it. Also, talk to the day care to find out what they're doing, if they are doing anything. If not, maybe consider moving her to a day care that will train her that's within your budget. If it costs a little bit more than what you're paying now, think if it as an investment in not replacing underpants so much. One more way is to have her teach Elmo or another doll that can pee or poop on the potty how to use the potty (on your day off of course), then keep juice around and let her drink a couple of ounces every couple of hours, throw a party for the doll she's training, then when she goes, throw her a party too. Hope this helps.

Yolanda - posted on 12/02/2009

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When my kids were in this stage, I would reward them if they went to the pee and poop in the potty. We would make a big deal about it especially when they pooped in the potty. I am talking about jumping, hollering, PRAISING, dancing, giving Hi-Fives making it a big them for them. I would also give them a piece of candy as a reward too. All I can say is the praising and making a big deal about it made the difference. Good Luck!!!

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