Potty Question

Jane - posted on 08/09/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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how does putting them on the pot after they've pee'd or pooped work out in their little minds that they need to get on the pot before they pee or poop?



thx moms!

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Darci - posted on 09/06/2009

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My daughter & I worked at it for a LONG time (began training July 2008 until April 2009 - with a 2 month break while I had morning sickness with my 3rd pregnancy). Eventually, I read a blog that suggested that the potty trainee be naked with the potty close by so they get to know the "I need to go potty feeling"... after months of trying so many different things it worked with my daughter. We spent a couple days naked, but she potty trained (at night too)! She was 3 years 4 months old when she was completely potty trained. I am so thankful, or I was going to have 3 kids in diapers as my 3rd child was born May 13th. Now, to start working on my son who is almost 2 1/2 years old.

Brenda - posted on 09/05/2009

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I never did that either, made no since to me...but I started not giving them anything to drink past 7 and then have them try to go potty before they went to bed and then during the day I would constantly ask them if they had to go...like every 10 minutes and before i knew it they got sick of me asking them and they came to pee excited they had to go and giving them rewards is also a good way to get them excited about being a big kid too....

Maryann - posted on 08/13/2009

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Just remember the most important key keep asking them then it becomes habit !! Good luck.

Maryann - posted on 08/13/2009

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I have five kids and that never worked!! When thier learning to go on the pot it just takes time and us to keep putting them there. "c'mon you gotta go potty" and praises lots of them!! And when they do pee in thier pants it's a pain I know just say something like you forgot to remind mommy you had to go potty. They feel like thier helping out mommy lol. It's alot of talk and patience and everytime u go to the bathroom invite them too~~this is how I trained mine and they actually did it all on thier own by seeing mommy. But remember all kids go at thier own rate you can't push them into it. lots of praises!!! lot's of love

Jane - posted on 08/13/2009

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thx cyndi! i'm using a sticker board for her rewards. and tonight, just before bed, she asked to use the potty and she pee'd! a small step!

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Jane, There was 27 months between the first two, and 21 months between the second and third child.

Jane - posted on 08/12/2009

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thanks cyndi! how many years b/w your kids? i'm so distracted by my 6 month old that i'm not a good schedule w/the potty training. maybe i should get an egg timer or something to keep on track.

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I never did that either. I would start in the morning when they first woke up. If the diaper was dry, we would go straight to the potty. That's when we started having success and they get the idea. They aren't going to sit there and hold it forever at this point. Offer tons of encouragement and maybe a treat. They love the praise when they go. Then move on with your morning routine. Wait 2 hours or so after they eat breakfast and repeat the process and so on throughout the day. Try not to make it an unpleasant task and don't scold. And when they dirtied a diaper, I would always talk about how icky the diaper feels and how nice being dry and clean was when they were changed. You want them to associated the unpleasant with the diaper not the potty. Just some thoughts. All children are different and respond differently. Just watch reactions and see what gets the response you want. There's no one right answer with children.

Jane - posted on 08/10/2009

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i try to watch her because i want her to be successful at it so she'll train better but i'm usually feeding or changing my 6 month old. she is very excited about it, she loves to put the seat on the toilet and wipe and flush, put the seat back and wash her hands and get her "potty sticker" to put on her board. i know when she's pooping or pooped so i try to get her to the pot but i'm usually tied up. she hasn't gotten to the point where she tells me she's wet even though i'm using potty pants on her.

Nubia - posted on 08/09/2009

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i don't see the point in that but when my oldest was little i would watch him and the good thing about him was that he would turn all red when he was going and i would run to the bathroom with him and even if he had done a bit in his diaper i would sit him down on the toilet to finish it. it really does take a lot of patience but you just have to keep at it and they will get it. Good luck!

Martha - posted on 08/09/2009

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oh yeah! potty training is one of the reason I'm not having more kids....if not the only hehehehe.
it takes A LOT of patience and each kid has its own timing....
mine didn't get it until almost 3 YEARS OLD!
Glad they are over it now :)
have fun ;)

Lisa - posted on 08/09/2009

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That's a good question....I never did that with my 2 older ones. I would watch for their tell tale signs and put them on the potty before they went. Potty training takes alot of patience! Good luck!

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