what's normal for potty training?

Erin - posted on 01/24/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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So I decided to finally potty train my son who just turned 3. Today was day 1 I decided to let him run around with no bottoms and keep trying to put him on every so often. I made a chart so he will get a sticker every time he goes on it. We had to go out so when we were out I had to put a pull up on him. He didn't go pee on the potty once I know it's only day one but is this normal for them to not pee in the potty at all the 1st day? And do you put a diaper on at night or pull-ups?

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Erin - posted on 01/27/2011

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I put my son in his underwear when we are home (I've tried to not leave unless we need to for now while he's still getting the hang of everything) He doesn't like being wet and has mastered being able to hold it. But he will just hold it for as long as he can then wet his undies. He hasn't peed on the potty yet. In the few occasions we've needed to leave I put him in a pull up and it was still dry when we got home. I put him in a diaper at night and this morning he was dry.

Angie - posted on 01/26/2011

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My Daughter is 2 & 1/2 & sometimes uses the potty for even days then all of a sudden she refuses to use the potty. If she gets something wet on her shirt or pants she wants to change them imediately but would wear a wet pull up all day if I didn't make her get a dry one. At first she was really excited & wanted to go all the time then just lost interest in it. I have used stickers, bought toys on payday if she did good, bought her her favorite cartoon caracter panties, & tried several other things but nothing seems to keep her consistent. She will even pee in her pull up then say she needs to use the potty. I am lost on what to do to keep her interested...Any Ideas for a little girl?

Erin - posted on 01/25/2011

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My son does seem to be holding it, and seems not like being wet but he won't go when I put him on it.

Christy - posted on 01/25/2011

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My son is 3 1/2 and still won't consistenly use the potty. I have been sitting him down to go pee, and he refuses to poo on it. Lately I have been standing him up and that SEEMS to work a little better. However I have to coax him into going, he won't come up and tell me he has to go. I have tried the naked approach, the underwear approach, pull ups, etc.

Erin - posted on 01/25/2011

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Thank you. I'm not going to have him stand at 1st he will be sitting. All I really want to know if it's normal for them to just not go pee in the potty at all in the beginning. Yesterday I had him bottomless. I only put him in the pull ups when I needed to run to the store. We picked out his "big boy underwear" He's been in them all morning, I told him "we don't want to get your yo gabba gabba underwear wet"He didn't pee for the first 2 and 1/2 hrs he was up. We made many trips to the potty but he wouldn't go, then he had an accident. What I really want to know is was he holding his pee for the first couple of hrs he was awake.
I am only planning on using the pull ups right now in the beginning and only if we are out otherwise I'm keeping him in his underwear, I'm trying to not leave the house unless we need to. I bought the store brand pull-ups they're not that expensive, they're actually less pricey than the name brand regular diapers.
I think once he pees in the potty he will be excited to flush the toilet because when he's sat on the potty before (I have been introducing it to him for months just so he would have an idea about it and not be scared of it. I decided I would really TRY at 3 yrs of age) and he always wanted to flush it. I think he will also be excited for the sticker chart I made for him. If I can get him to go on it once, I think he will be motivated.

Amy - posted on 01/25/2011

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i did just diapers. pull ups are expensive. i just switched to panties. but, we did a potty bell. when the bell went off [ about every hour ] we'd see how fast we could run to the potty. for a boy, put a cheerio in there if you're having him stand and tell him to sink the cheerio. each kid is different though. you never know what will work and what won't. if htey hate being wet - put them in panties. Mostly people seem to have hte most success from just showing htem the potty and say, pee and poop goes in there,then you can watch it magically flush bye bye. the more i encouraged/pushed kids to train, the more they thought, hell no, i'm not doing this. but when i put it onthem that they can do it whenever because they were big, they did. With daughter my husband just went " you're 3 now. you get panties instead of diapers. don't pee on cinderella, she'll cry" cinderella cried a few times and daughter helped clean her. she HATED helping clean. so, she went in the toilet. not sure if that helps. there used to be a pinned potty train topic up there. maybe browse through there for more ideas. good luck! [rewards did nothing for my kids, though. fyi.]

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