Ask a Qany tips on potty training

Alicia - posted on 03/30/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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having some set backs because big brother wants to be like little brother

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Elizabeth - posted on 03/30/2010

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haha this is indeed normal. Tell big brother to show little brother how to use the potty. Give him stickers or let him do something he doesn't always get to do at home (paint, play dough, help cook) Let him understand it's okay to have accidents but we still need to try.

My daughter started to do this last month. Big sister had a set back cause little sister wasn't going potty in the potty chair. (my youngest is 6 mon. oldest 2 1/2) It's the way they think. It lasted about 2 wks and she was good to go again.

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Kathleen - posted on 04/09/2010

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well today was a shocker my son 23 months woke up and took his nappy and ran to the toilet and he only had 2 accidents all day he had a nappy on for his morning nap and that was all, we had been trying to get him on the toilet for the last week but it was like pulling teeth some days and some days he was ok at it. So this morning was a real achievement. some kids just get it right away some take there time . i have a 4 year old brother who still has accidents all the time.

Elizabeth - posted on 04/04/2010

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another thing with the big boy pretending to be baby...Give him a few easy chores to do around the house so he understands he is a big boy and is helpful. Alex "cleans" her room, gets dirty clothes and puts in laundry basket and if I am cleaning and wiping things down sometimes she wants to help so I give her a wet cloth and let her go to town (no cleaner on or anything) This too has helped her understand she is no longer the baby of the family

Elizabeth - posted on 04/04/2010

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Yeah they are stil at that age where it would be confusing still. Every morning I would wake up and be4 fully waking up Alex I would carry her and place her on her potty. If she was wet I would change he into a new pull up. After she ate and had her shower I would tell her "good job you are my BIG girl" and put undies on her. After they were on I would give her a big hug and she would always want a high five :) I would also tell her when she has to go potty then go and show her again every morning where to go. If I was in the bathroom I would have her sit and try too. If he doesn't seem interested just remember not to stress about it or worry. Take his potty chair in the bathroom and have that as it's "normal" place for a bit. When you or daddy goes potty take him in there and have him sit on his potty. This might sound silly but has worked for me. After YOU or DADDY goes potty praise (Yeah, I went potty, Good Job) and see if he wont join in on the praise, giving you a high five or saying yeah. After he see's what is going on for a bit he will want to be just like you..
Hope this helps ya and Good luck

Alicia - posted on 04/03/2010

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what was it that helped your daughter to go back to using the potty again??? My son is also 2 1/2 old. he was never fully potty trained but still has not progressed and in fact is not interested in being the big boy he want to be baby too... which sometimes I let him pretend BUT I think I'm confusing him. I just want them to both feel equal to eachother.

Lady - posted on 03/30/2010

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Try and give him some big boy treats that little brother doesn't get, praise him for doing other big boy things, like clearing up or helping, or riding his bike or getting dressed. Make him see that getting older has a lot more benifits to it than being a baby. For any other potty training tips check out the post at the top of the toodler home page - good luck.

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