potty training

April - posted on 04/18/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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for all you moms out their that have the same age kids as i do(march 08) do you have any potty training tips for me. She is over 2 now ans im just lost with what i should be doing.....Please help

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Stacey - posted on 05/06/2010

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My son (March 7) refuses to sit on his potty. Several months ago we bought a singing potty chair and underwear. The first day we got it we put him in undies and let him sit on it with them on. He actually peed and made music and we made a big deal out of it. Since then I think he's afraid of it. He wants to wear the underwear over his diaper and clothes but has no interest in using the potty. He too tells us when he poops or pees and even gets up on his changing pad by himself. We have been disposing of the poop in the big potty so he can flush it away but he still doesn't want to use his potty. I'm not going to rush him, but I'm thinking when it get nicer I'm going to put him in only underwear and let him go without pants until he decides to use the potty. I don't remember my older 2 boys being this stubborn! But I guess every kid is different. Good luck to all of US still in diapers!

Nikki - posted on 05/03/2010

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I don't know where to start with my son (March 7th) either. I need to but I'm nervous about it to say the least. He has a potty chair and I haven't even took it out of the box. I feel so alone in this and everyone has there opinions. He doesn't mind having wet clothes and never wants his deaper changed...I feel like I have a fight ahead of me.

Cheryl-lee - posted on 04/24/2010

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My son is quite clever and can tell you when he has done a wee in his nappy!!! when you take his nappy off him he wees everywhere but if you tell him to stop he does!!! i also have a 5 year old daughter and was pretty much trained by Alexander's age, only wearing night time nappies. Now my problem is, I'm oldest of 5 girls, my first child was a girl and i know how to deal with girls. How on earth do you train a wee boy??? Everyone is telling me that Alex is ready to be trained but can someone please tell him that?

Jennie - posted on 04/23/2010

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My daughter is doing pretty well with potty training she has been in panties for about 2 weeks. She has at most one accident a day and still wears a diaper when she sleeps. We are only using the seat that you put on the big toilet. We have a pink one up stairs and a blue one down stairs so when I ask her to go potty and she says no then I have her choose what color she wants to use. It helps for them to have choices so they feel like they are in control more. I also let her choose what her potty treat is upstairs she either gets a tootsie roll or a m&m and down stairs she picks between one Reeses pieces or a Skittle. She always has to go potty before we go out side or buh-bye and before bed. There are cloth training pants (I think Gerber makes them) that are a little bit thicker then regular under ware. So kids can still feel that they are wet and might get their pants a little bit wet but it save socks and shoes. You should be able to find them next to regular toddler under ware at the store. I know we got ours at Target. We went strait from diapers to panties. She wears the thicker one when we go to the park or some place else that I don't know if there will be a bathroom near by.

Aubree - posted on 04/23/2010

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i have heard to leave them naked through out the day so when they pee and poop they feel it and dont like it. yes its like having a puppy but i heard it works..

Amanda - posted on 04/23/2010

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I don't have any advice, but I just wanted to say I'm right there with you! Chloe wants to use the potty one day, the next day she doesn't, and so on... I don't know what to do!

Charmaine - posted on 04/23/2010

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Dont rush it and start in summer so augusr ,sept is better.dont stress about it and dont listen to anyone who is negative about the fact that she not potty trained now.i have 2 boys so different to girls but my oldest turned 2 in the december and we started training following sept took a week.my other who was 2 in march we will start in sept when its warmer.Hope that helps

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My daughter has been using the potty since she was 18 months. The best thing to do, but the hardest for mom, is to take a weekend or a few days when you know you'll be around home and get rid of the diapers. Put her in big girl undrpants, not pull-ups, and just take her to the bathroom every 20-30 minutes. Everytime she does go to the bathroom make a huge deal about it, give her a small prize. You'll have a lot of accidents at first but she'll get the idea quickly, especially if she's one of those kids who hates to be wet. The key to doing this is consistency, praise, and not going back to the diaper. I do still use the diaper for my daughter overnight because she's a deep sleeper and can't go that long without wetting herself, but now that she know's how to use the bathroom she can't wait to get her diaper off in the morning and put her undies on. Good luck!

BryAnna - posted on 04/19/2010

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Give her options. We have a short potty and the toddler potty seat that fits on the big toilet. Our daughter prefers to use our potty, but I think she likes having her own too. Having a doll that drinks, wets and has a diaper gets them thinking about relieving themselves and my daughter loves watching the Elmo's Potty Time DVD. They have Elmo Potty dolls too. I have recently purchased the pull-ups with the cool zone because I think the diapers now are so good at "hiding" the wetness, that kids don't mind having a "wet" diaper. I haven't tried them yet, but a friend said that their daughter was in underpants in 2 weeks after using them! Another thing you can do is use cloth diapers. Granted it is a pain having to change ALL of their clothes when they have an accident, but then they realize what they've done too. All kids are different, so just try what you can and stick with what works.

Rebecca - posted on 04/19/2010

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my son has known what to do with a potty for a year but he wont really do it. he would much rather use the toilet. luckily he hasnt had any accidents. from my experience with it i kept a note of how often his nappy was wet in a morning to see how much bladder control he had and went from there really. just put him in undies in the house and kept askin him if he needed to go.

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