are you potty trained yet

Regina - posted on 02/20/2010 ( 46 moms have responded )

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im finding it hard to potty train my son who was born on the 19'th

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Brandi - posted on 06/19/2013

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my daughter got fully potty trained at age 3.5 (her older sister has cerebral palsy and is diapered so she got confused) But now she's 6 years old and only has had 2 accidents since she was 3. So I guess it was a blessing to wait and not push she didn't have as many accidents as your child did :)

Lauren - posted on 09/25/2010

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my son has been in daycare since 15 months and starting then they began training him while in school. By 1 1/2 he was fully trained at school but I didn't get serious with him at home until he was 2. He was fully trained at home in a little less then 2 months but wore pull ups for another 6 months while sleeping. I just put him on the toilet every 30 minutes, which is what they did at school. My son didn't really care about getting a prize for using it but he did like it when we made a big deal about it. But every kid is different, I know someone who is a little older than your son and he is not trained yet. Good Luck!!

Brandi - posted on 09/14/2010

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I am having a difficult time with my 3 yr old daughter...she will go sometimes, but when my husband has her, forget it, it's always computer time...oh yeah he'll ask her, but doesn't take her in there, he lets her run off...other times, she wont wanna go because she'll see my 4 yr old's diaper being changed...mind you she has cerebral palsy and is non verbal and only can pull to stand and cruise along the couch or crawl on the floor, so she isn't able to potty train...i do get my 3 yr old in there sometimes by sayin hurry or sissy will get the potty lol. I think she has potential i guess i just need to stick with them and not depend on my husband hehe.

Tanya - posted on 08/06/2010

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Hi everyone, my son is 3 1/2yrs and he is now finally toilet trained.... It took ALOT of patients and what I did was I let him run around with no pants on and he still does now, but he does like his underwear. At bed time we put Dry nites on just in case of accidents at first and I was surprised that he woke up dry the next morning and went straight to the toilet. Remember every child is different stay calm, in control, and have patients...... also my friend gave me a book for my son on potty training which is called Totty's Potty written by Meredith Costain very cute book as its shows them what it means. I hope this has helped

Jax - posted on 07/30/2010

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Jeez....My daughter had her 2nd birthday (yes, TWO) and the next day I bought her big girl panties. I let her run around all day naked, and had a baby bjorn potty in each room. 2 weeks later she was DONE. She is on her last few pullups for nighttime. NO pullups used, just padded panties and normal panties and lots of accidents. but it was easy. dont wait too long. whats with this waiting until 3 baloney? the longer you wait, the harder it is. it was pretty easy with erh, as a matter of fact, i cant even remember it.

Rebecca - posted on 07/30/2010

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My son turned 3 on the 14th, he generally is potty trained for throughout the day, but i just can't work out how to get him trained for nightime... I have tried limiting drinks before bedtime, no luck.
We tried for ages just having pants to encourage him to get up, but it just ends up with midnight bawling, wet sheets and him in bed with us distraught.
We have had to go back to pull ups so i can get some sleep before i get up for work - any suggestions for night time training?

Christina - posted on 07/07/2010

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my son was pretty easy. he turned three on the 5th. What i did was made a calendar and kept him in underwear. every time he used the potty he would get a sticker on his calendar. he was so excited to get a sticker that he always wanted to use the potty.

Daphny - posted on 06/30/2010

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Don't feel he MUST be trained at this age. My girl (born on the 27th) knew how to do it before she turned 3 but she was not consistent and I didn't push her. She's now wearing panty and knows to use the potty whenever she has to go but still sometimes she asks me to put on a diaper for convenience and I haven't refused. Let your child decide when to switch to potty and make sure they're comfortable doing it, instead of being pressured into it and you end up stressing out on every accident. Just don't think it a big deal and everything will fall into its place.

Aimee - posted on 06/26/2010

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My son was born the 7th, and he is also having a hard time. He knows when he needs to go, but when he sits on the potty he can't go. I have just decided to put it off for a couple of weeks and try again. I think they know when they're ready.

Denise - posted on 06/24/2010

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i am still having a difficult time potty training my daughter who was born on March 7th. She wakes up completely dry in the morning, she has gone in the potty (even bought her one she liked even though we had one) a couple of times and was excited, but when you ask her to go on it now she refuses, ive tried just putting her in underwear and when she goes in those she tells me to "change her" and lays down like she wants a diaper or pull up on. My son just turned 5 and is trying to help her and he wasnt potty trained until 31/2 so hopefully it will come soon! I was trying to hold off until she could speak better and now that she can she just tells me no!

Meadow - posted on 06/08/2010

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Mine turned 3 on the 4th and she has been potty trained since October of 2009. I got extemely lucky and both of my girls were extremely easy to potty train. The oldest took one day.

Vicky - posted on 06/04/2010

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i'm trying to get jonas potty trained by september, he's doing really well but every time i put on his trousers he sees it as some kind of nappy and doesnt tell me when he needs to go or anything, finding that part quite hard, but he does do both in the potty its just getting him to remember when he has trousers on.

Candy - posted on 05/26/2010

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I guess I have been kinda potty training since CJ was 1. I had a potty and it was just in the bathroom with us. He did go once all by himself when he was about 18 months but it was a year later before it really begain. He started just by sitting on his potty (clothes and all) when I went to the bathroom then I started sitting him down everytime I went anyway without his diaper but what really got him to go on his own was putting him in training underwear, he hated being wet or poopy so he would take off the soiled underpants and sit on the potty. He long stopped going at night at this point. I had him completely potty trained, no diapers/pull ups by November of last year. My husband came home from deployment in December and we had to start all over again. Now he does pee at night but for the past 3 days there has been no accidents during the day even at nap time. I have a treat jar in the bathroom and he even gets one and brings it to me to give to him afterwards. He does always come to me prancing saying peepee like he wants permission. Got to love toddlers!!

Heavenly - posted on 05/22/2010

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Qwilleran has been fully potty trained for about a month now and has had no pull ups ever since not even at night time he goes through the whole night with no accidents at all. He has an accident only when he has diarrhea but thats it

Pam - posted on 05/10/2010

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Just starting the toilet training now, Beverley was 3 on the 21st and we are just taking our time, we are having more successes than mistakes and yet to do a number 2 on the toilet but hey at her speed right

Joy - posted on 05/08/2010

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My son is potty trained except for the occasional accident at night time. He has been potty trained for awhile, but we finally mastered standing up to pee about a month ago. I can't take the credit though. I was just barely starting to potty train him and then he went to visit his father out of state for 3 weeks and when he came back...no more diapers! Guess my ex IS good for something after all!

Reece - posted on 05/08/2010

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Yep, everything but overnight. We pee and poop in the potty, but every once in a while get we our accidents or laziness. I had to buy underwear and go back to diapers to keep the pull up laziness from happening. He'll go in a pull up if he has one one and is feeling lazy, so he wears Luvs to bed and spankies everywhere else.

Rebecca - posted on 05/06/2010

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my kids were all so very difficult. my daughter and my son were both 4 (yes i said 4) before they were potty trained and their doc were ok with it. now my 3 yr old is showing signs she is ready but being so stubborn about it. i dont want to push but it would be nice if she and my 2 yr old (soon to be 3, step son would be potty trained!!)

Anne - posted on 05/02/2010

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Nope my son isn't toilet trained as yet...no interest in it whatsoever! He knows what to do..just doesn't want to. It's eventually going to come to a point where he will have no choice as I won't be able to buy him any more nappies! (He's in the biggest size I can get). Oh, and my son turned 3 on the 27th March.

F - posted on 05/01/2010

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I used the method of going diaperless at home and to run errands. After a few weekends of this, we arrived home after being out for several hours and her diaper was dry. She was potty trained since that day. I have no idea of what her motivation was on that day. I did see her aunt that day who told me (in front of my daughter that her son was potty trained). Maybe that inspired her to get on the move.

I dont think you should pressure your child, I took the approach of "i dont know any 12 year olds that arent potty trained so it'll happen in due time!!"

My daughter was almost 2 when she trained, but boys generally take longer.

Rachel - posted on 03/28/2010

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My son is 3 today!! He has been goin on the potty since december. We had some accidents at first but after the first week or so he enjoyed not wearing a pull-up and now he doesnt wear anything but underwear and no accidents. I found it easier to just let him tell me when it was time to start potty training, pushing him into it just created more problems.

Vanessa - posted on 03/27/2010

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my son is 3 and he was potty trained just before he turned 2, constantly asking if needs to go 2 the toilet, reading books for ages with him sitting on it and making a huge deal when he first did wees :) and then straight into undies. got him a cool seat for the toilet and step ....all kiddies are diff.

Andrea - posted on 03/20/2010

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my oldest son who is 5 now wanted nothing to do with potty training he was 3 and ahalf before we got him potty trained. my middle son who will be 3 on the 27th was potty trained around 18 months old i think it was because he saw his older brother using the potty. i just hope my 10 month old is as easy when the time comes

Lindsey - posted on 03/19/2010

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Im seriously jealous of all the potty trained 3 year olds out there. lol



My son didnt potty train until he was almost 4 and so far is seems that kaitlynn will be the same way. She turned 3 on the 5th and she absolutley refuses to potty train. its an inconvenience to her to have to stop playing, go tot he bathroom, pull her pants down get on the potty and go, then have to pull her pants back up, flush, wash her hands and then go back to playing.



Its an uphill battle and its awful !

Jennifer - posted on 03/11/2010

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Yes, Mandie (3 on the 8th) potty trained 2 weeks ago (aside from just in case pull-ups at night) - after I figured out her remaining allergy triggers. She'd wanted to for 6 months prior, but didn't have it together physically. Good luck! FWIW, my boys (now 4 1/2 and 7) weren't trained til 4 and 3 1/2 respectively. I think boys often take longer to "get it" than girls do.

Chantay - posted on 03/10/2010

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my son blayne will be 3 on the 21st and he is aalmost potty trained.. but im having a little trouble with him doing number two on the potty but when it comes to pee hes got that mastered i guess when i had my second child in september it kind of threw him off

Stephanie - posted on 03/09/2010

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My son turned 3 on the 7th and was pretty much potty trained by this last Aug./Sept. and was completely potty trained by Nov. He even wakes up in the middle of the night to go instead of having an accident.

Elidia - posted on 03/09/2010

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My twin girls turned 3 on the 8th and they are potty trained. They have been potty trained since about 3 months after their 2nd Birthday. But it did help because I was training my daughter who is just 2 weeks shy of a year older than them. So they all potty trained together! Also they way I got them potty trained was everytime they went, they got to blow out a candle. They LOVED it!!

Shannon - posted on 03/05/2010

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My son has been traned since june of last year he will be 3 on the 24.. I would have him sit on potty and poor a lil warm water on his lap he would go every time then gave him one m&m for going after a week he was good to go also did not ues pull ups I think they still feel like a diaper

Shannon - posted on 03/05/2010

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My son has been traned since june of last year he will be 3 on the 24.. I would have him sit on potty and poor a lil warm water on his lap he would go every time then gave him one m&m for going after a week he was good to go also did not ues pull ups I think they still feel like a diaper

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My daughter took about 2 month to go (around when she was 2 1/2..she born on 14th). I found that others took 1 month, so I felt like I was behind at first. A friend suggested something to me that didn't really work at first but when I combined it with something my Mom suggested, it worked! So hopefully this would work for you too. Time whenever your son needs to go potty- At first I didn't know when and i got the times wrong and whenever I sat her down the potty she wouldnt go till I took her off. SOOO I had her drink lots of fluid, wait about 15min, then sat her down the potty again. I made her sit for about 10 min and she went! NOTE: You have to praise them for going (clap, say yay!, good job!, etc so they know they did good and theyll most likely do it again.) THEN: just sit him down the potty about every 45 min for 10 minutes on the potty and say somehting like "I go potty" so he'd learn to say that the next time he needa go.....for me it was a little easy since she's a girl and she would wacthed me go potty while I said "I go potty", so she'd start copying me and went on her little potty. About a month later, she started going on her own after saying "potty".... This worked for me, everyones different,but I figured Id give a suggestion to hopefully help you out. =)

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Not quite but just about she just needs to master the whole no diaper thing . i find new cool looking panties as a reward helps

Lien - posted on 02/28/2010

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My daughter turns three on march 23rd. She has been potty trained since June. We just stoppped using diapers and let her have accidents. We also tried to encourage her by giving her little presents. I took a box and filled it with little gifts for her (stickers, pencils, shiny things, ... and yes even some candy). At first she got rewarded for just sitting on the potty (even if nothing happened) Once she had mastered that she was only rewarded if she actually did potty.
In Belgium most children are potty trained before the age of 2,5 years because that's when they start school.

June - posted on 02/26/2010

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my boys 3 on the 22nd and it seem potty trainin is a really big deal to him ,he just cryes when i put him on the potty he likes wearing his pants ,i have 2 older children and it never seem this hard or is it cause i forgotten how to get it started if anyone has any advise i would be grateful hes due to start nursey after easter and he needs to be dry thxs

Clsmith827 - posted on 02/25/2010

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YES. YES. YES. LAILA IS POTTY TRAINED!!!! SHE WILL BE "3" ON MARCH 12. SHE HAS BEEN SINCE OCTOBER LAST YEAR. IT WAS REALLY HARD IN THE BEGINNING BUT I MUST ADMIT... HER SCHOOL WAS A HELP... SHE WANTED TO BE A "BIG GIRL".. I WAS SCARED LET HER GO TO SLEEP AT NIGHT FEARING THAT SHE WOULD WET THE BED.. AND SINCE OCTOBER SHE HAS ONLY ONCE AT MY MOM'S HOUSE BECAUSE THEY ALLOW HER TO HAVE DRINKS AFTER 8 AND I DON'T. BUT SHE IS HAPPY AND SO AM I.... NOT HAVING TO BUY PULL-UPS IS WONDERFUL...

Elsabe - posted on 02/25/2010

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Potty training has been the worst or rather just hardest part of parenting so far for me too. It's now been almost a year since really seriously trying to train my son Jayden, and he's finally getting it right. Although, he only wee's on the toilet or potty (he gets to decide) during the day, at home or when we visit the grandparents. It's nappies when we go shopping.

Poo's are still not happening, he prefers going in his underpants, or now and then he might ask for a nappy. He still wears nappies at night, because we live in a very hot part of South Africa and he drinks water through the night.

I made him a poster with pictures from magazines of children using the potty or toilet and put it up in the bathroom. We talked about it alot before he finally tried doing it himself. I rewarded him with a smiley sticker or a golden star when he got it right. Lots of praise and making a fuss about how wonderful they are really helps.

Good luck with it!!

Sarae - posted on 02/22/2010

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Sa'Vion will be turning three on the 7th and id have to say it been a Short long lived road so far with him but im enjoying everyday of it, he is so grow now and i do believe we are done Potty Training by the fact that all of a sudden he thinks he can do what he wants to do cuz hes always dry i dont know if its coincedence or if he knows what hes doing(i think thats what it is) it took all of 21 months to get to where we are at now i do still use pull ups at night just so that his room wont be smelling like piss if he does have a accident. i just wanted to fill u guys in on the potty training if you know what ive been going thru

Miranda - posted on 02/22/2010

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Charlotte's not. She wants to be, but she is clueless as to what she is supposed to be feeling. She's actually quite frustrated over it. She gets on the potty at least once a day but never goes in it and it is obvious she has no clue when she has to go.

Amy - posted on 02/22/2010

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Yes my son is & he will be 3 on the 19th also. Daycare helped out alot but it was really trying at the house but we got there FINALLY!! You just have to keep asking them & keep taking them and one day it just clicks.

Danella - posted on 02/21/2010

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MY DAUGHTER WILL BE 3 ON THE 27TH AN BELIEVE IT OR NOT SHE WAS FAIRLY EASY TO BE POTTY TRAINED. I USED THE METHOD ANOTHER MOTHER JUST TALKED ABOUT I SKIPPED TRAINING PANTS AN LET HER HAVE ACCIDENTS IN HER UNDERWEAR. SHE DIDNT LIKE TO BE STANDING IN A PUDDLE OF PEE SO SHE WOULD ALWAYS TRY TO GET TO THE POTTY AFTER A WEEK OF THAT SHE WAS POTTY TRAINED. SHE HAS NOT HAD ONE ACCIDENT SINCE MARCH 30TH OF LAST YEAR. EVEN AT NIGHT.YAHHH!!! I HOPE YOURS IS AS SMOOTH AS MINE WAS.

Koren - posted on 02/21/2010

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My daughter will be 3 on the 16th and she has been potty trained since the week after Thanksgiving (for day time) and since the start of January (for night time). I decided that it was time because she had all the classic signs and was going on the potty at school but not at home. So when I became a stay at home mom (the week after thanksgiving) I decided that was when we would go for it. I started by letting her pick out a pack of "big girl" underwear (the real big girl kind, with the characters on them) and then I told her that she was going to be wearing underwear during the day when she was awake and that she could no longer wear her Pull-ups (pull-ups were hubbies idea, this was his frist go around with potty training and he thought they would really work, I think it depends on the kid). The first day we had ALOT of accidents but we just cleaned up, got new underwear and moved on. She also asked for her pull-ups but I stuck with it and refused to let her wear them. We used gummy crappy pattys from spongebob for everytime she went potty (1 for peepee, 2 for poopoo) plus I made a very big deal about it. By the third day she had no accidents and she didn't even care about the treats, she just wanted to do the "Hip-hip-harrah" potty dance (silly little song I made up). On the day that she had her first day of no accidents I also let her call a few people that she really looks up to like grandma, grandpa and a friend of mine that she totally adores so she could share her very exciting news! They all made a HUGE deal about it and she loved it. As for the night time thing she just decided one night that she didn't want to wear a pull-up to bed so I let her wear underwear and since then we have only had one accident at night and just a few small accidents during the day (she was on her way to the potty but tinkled a little on the way there)

Well sorry for such a long post...best thing to remember is that all children are different and you can try a little of all the advice you will get but base it on YOUR child and THEIR personality.

Best of luck to you...can't wait to hear how it turns out!!

Danielle - posted on 02/21/2010

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We are currently potty traiing our son and found that it was hard to get him excited about it. We got his gift "Potty training for Pirates" and it comes with a pirate hat and stickers and somehow that got our son excited to pee on the potty to get a ticker to decorate his pirate hat. The only thing we are having trouble with is pooping on the potty. We have mastered peeing and he is starting o hold it during the night and peeing when he gets up which is great, however the pooping is often in his big boy underwear or on the floor when we let him run around naked. I guess he'll be ready when he's ready. I had heard that it was better to go straight to underwear as opposed to pull ups and thats what we did. However since he is still having his accidents, we have decided to put him in pull ups when we are out, bt when we are home we put him in underwear.

Sarndra - posted on 02/20/2010

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only JUST! I have had another baby in October and he started off really well then went backwards when Blake was born, after that he didn't want to know about it! I took his undies off and yes he had accidents but every hour I put him on the toilet (if he went he went if he didn't then that was fine too) I started a MASSIVE start chart and explained what it was and what he would get at the end of the week if he had 4 starts on his chart, so I made the big deal that HE got to chose the sticker that went on the chart and he got to put it on, I also filled up a lunch box with treats that he enjoyed such as little packets of biscuits, so forth (I tried to stay away from lollies for the fact he got hypo on them) eventually he didn't need his start chart anymore or treats he just didn't ask for them anymore. Now he has just mastered poos as well which is great! But he did that all on his own, give heaps on encouragement too - I also struggled on toilet training BIGGEST HEADACHE of my LIFE!

Esther - posted on 02/20/2010

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Mine turns 3 on the 18th and she is pretty much potty trained it took a while in the begining until she got used to the idea but now she goes by herself without saying anything (most of the times) i still have to remind her once in a while and she still has accidents. i use both underwear and pull ups for her and sometimes i even let her walk around without anything on which makes her run to the potty. that worked with my oldest also..dont worry they will get there eventually we all make in the potty. i wonder how it will be for my son he is only 8 months old

Veronica - posted on 02/20/2010

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My son will be 3 on March 7th and yes he is potty trained. He still does have accidents occasionally at nite and thats why he wears pull ups to bed. My son was very stubborn and it took about 3 weeks of accident after accident to get him to the potty everytime. Now he will take himself to the potty. I started out by rewarding him for going on the potty. He got one jelly bean or M&M for gooing on the potty. Then when that novilty wore off we went to getting a penny for his piggy bank. This worked for me. Be sure to be consistant. I used pull ups and they worked for me, but I never told him they were pullups to him they were "big boy underware" Another thing I had to do was put his potty chair in the corner of our living room, our bathroom is upstairs and he couldn't make it at first. Good Luck and hang in there.

Kierre - posted on 02/20/2010

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Yup! our daughter turns 3 on the 7th and she has no time for the potty. Diapers are so easy for her and require no thought!! I have other children and finally got them potty trained by putting them (boys) in underpants and letting them have the accidents. Instead of getting upset I had the , "Yup that is what happens when you do not make it to the potty, lets go clean you up" . It was the clean up of a poop accident that turned my now 13 yr old around I stood him in the tub and he helped me clean up!! he never had another accident after that and he was almost 4!! I thought he was never going to learn!! My second son was a little faster to catch on because he did not like being wet and it running down his leg! I do not know if this technique will work with our daughter I have not tried it yet, Pull-ups Do Not Work!!! good luck be patient if you have any patients left, I think I have run out

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