Potty Training

Heather - posted on 01/24/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




So I am 34 weeks pregnant with my 2nd and my 22 month old son just became very interested in going potty. We went out and bought all the supplies, but he doesn't ever "go." He will just sit on the potty for a few minutes and then be done. While I am estactic that he is interested in learning, I am tired and losing motivation to continue this multiple times a day. I am using pull-ups right now, should I just go cold turkey and get him some underwear? I know that once he figures out how to do it, it will be a snap because he is a super smart kid.

I am thinking the underwear will help, but I am not looking forward to all the messes I am going to have to clean up on top of being so far along in my pregnancy. Please, I need some insight!


Brittany - posted on 01/24/2011




Before my son was ready to potty train he got some HORRIBLE diaper rash and we bought some underwear for him because we couldn't find cloth diapers. He actually shocked me because every time he peed or pooped he would go into the kitchen on the tile to go. If you decide to go that route hopefully he will take up some of the same reaction.
I get weekly e-mails and one of the suggestions in a recent e-mail was to have your child "try" in the morning when they get up, before and after naps, and before bed. My mom also told me it helps to have something they're interested in (with my son we use books) so they'll sit there for a longer period thus increasing the chances they'll actually go. My son is 17 months and has been showing an interest and every time he goes we make a HUGE deal out of it and tell him what a good boy he is and all that stuff. He's proud of himself but at the same time looks at us like we're weird because he doesn't get what the big deal is lol. Hope it works out well with whatever you decide to do!

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