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    Annie
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    Hi,
    I have b/g twins who sre almost 2yrs, plus 3 older girls, now my problem is potty training my ds, any hints or tips to put me at ease, he is not showing any signs of wanting to use a potty or do it anywhere other than his nappy,

    #6938663

    RobinG
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    Only 50% of boys are potty trained by 3 so I’d wait til you see signs, I have 3 boys and my older two didnt start til 2.5. I’ve seen first hand that girls are often PT sooner than boys. I think it is to soon for boys prior to 2.25 ~ girls can be easier so I’d work on her first and he can watch and maybe be curious 🙂

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    Bek30
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    I started potty training my son at about 2 1/2, he went ok for the first 2 days, but then stopped, I think mayb I was pushing him to fast. By 3 he was potty trained for days, but I kept him in pull ups at night till 4. My daughter is 16mths and she always lets me know when she has gone to the toilet, either by making a noise I taught her, or she goes and gets a nappy and hands it to me then she lays down. But I am not game enough to try just yet, for fear of pushing her to soon.

    #6938665

    Annie
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    Thanks for the advice i think i will wait for awhile longer, as they aren’t 2 yet so i shouldn’t worry too much, but i agree with you i think i will pt my daughter first so that he can see its not the end of the world losing his nappy, :o)

    #6938666

    puntoblk
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    My son is 4 years old, I made the mistake of potty training him when he was only 2 years old. He wets himself at least 2 or 3 times a day and very rarely will go to the toilet on his own initiative (although he has never wet his bed either at night or during an afternoon nap). He has recurring ballonitis and I was wondering if his problem might be a condition ie perhaps he doesn’t feel the urge to go wee till it’s too late…can someone help me please?

    #6938667

    3rdtimer
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    So, I don’t know if this is the right place for the question but I’m hoping some of the wise mums out there might have some advice! I am at my wit’s end with our 6.5 year old. He holds on to do a poo until it’s almost too late. On the days he does after-school care, he keeps on coming home with pooey pants because he hasn’t made it to the toilet in time. At home, he hangs on and by the time he goes it makes a mess of his bottom and he’s hopeless at wiping. So as a result he often stinks! He’s never been great at wiping but the after-school care thing has just started happening this year. We have tried making no fuss about it, being sympathetic about it, digging around to see if there’s any underlying issue, and now I’m resorting to getting really angry. He’s a smart kid and there’s no real excuse except for laziness. I am now saying some awful things to him because I just don’t know how to get through to him to listen to his body. I am ashamed of some of the nasty things I’m saying to him just to try and make some impression on him. It seems like water off a duck’s back. I don’t want him to be the ‘stinky kid’! Does anyone have any advice?

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    RobinG
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    ((())) I have a child I care for who has VCFS, he has many disabilities and is still potty training at 4.5. One of the things we’v learned with him is that kids will avoid what is hard, painful or uncomfrtable to do ~ I would make sure he has a good diet consisting of the right fiber so going itsnt uncomfortable for him. It will make wiping easier too since it will clump it better. Have baby wipes in bathroom, makes for better butt wiping, and we as adults still have them here ~ He will find it eaiser. Have daycare provider place wipes you provide in there for him. I would treat it like when he first was potty training, dont wait for him to go, just put him in there. Take a few days and pay attention to the time he seems to go on average. Many tend to have somewhat of a schedule for some of the BMs. When that time is nearing just send him to the potty with a book 🙂 Same at home, if he hasnt gone in a while and you know he is due, send him in to try. Do your best to tell him how much you know he can do it and ask him if he needs help with anything, ask him if there is something about it that scares him or upsets him, try your best not to say mean things ~ that will only make it harder (((hugs))) It is hard, I know but he obviously is struggling with it somehow. Although it may seem as laziness my guess it is an underlying concern. I will not go when anyone is near the bathroom, a fobia I have, I will not go in a public place either, perhaps he gets uncomftable too. He puts it off becuase it is hard for him form some reason either physical or emotional and as adults we avoid things we have a hard time doing so get him some wipes, help him if he needs it, be sure he isnt having a hard time pushing to go too (()) Def talk to his doc about it ~hugs

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    I’m having a problem with a bed wetter. My son is six in a week, and he still wets the bed. He’s been out of nappies since he was two and in his own bed, but only for the plastic mattress protector thing his bed would have rotted! It’s not laziness, as he’s doing it in his sleep. I’m wondering if he might have a bladder problem? Should I bring him to the doctor? I don’t want him to feel embarrassed or as if he’s in trouble…

    #6938670

    The best advice I can give anyone about potty training is to get the kiddos out of their disposables. My daughter was diapered with cloth (SUPER easy, not messy, no rashes…but that is for another post) and as soon as she was able to sit up at 6 mo, she would hold her poop for the potty only. I had to get her a one piece plastic potty so she would not get constipated. She would crawl to it, sit, and poop. Once she was 1 year, I used Potty Patty panties on her, which are thick underwear, because she didn’t want to wear diapers and feel wet. The panties let them feel that they are wet without is running down their leg (the boys version are Potty Scotty…on the internet). She also wanted to watch potty videos like Baby Signs “All Aboard the Potty Train” and “Elmo goes Potty” (rented from the library). At 18 mo she was trained and dry…her decision completely. I know I have had to use PullUps in emergencies, and I could never tell when they were wet, unless they were swollen or felt heavier. She also wouldn’t bother to use to potty if she was wearing one, because she knew she would not feel wet if she peed in it. If you can’t tell after one wet (which is key to PT), neither can they……

    #6938671

    RNEH
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    Please post any replies to my page! Thanks!!! My daughter is just shy of 15 months and has been peeing in the potty as long as I time things correctly. I’m trying to teach her a sign to show me when she has to go but she’s not signaling me just yet. My question for some of the experienced moms…which potty training pants do you recommend? I want washable and waterproof for sure. She’s been in AIO diapers since a bit after birth so she’s already used to feeling the wet. I just think the pull-up design would be easier for training. Thanks a bunch for your advice!

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    mommyCanals
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    with my 3 oldest daughters, i was very prompt at starting to potty train them! When they were each about 18 mos, i started to take them into the potty with me so they could kinda get an idea of what is done in there, (the pulling pants down and sitting on the toilet) thing. Well the day right after each of their 2nd bday, they went straight to panties. I not once switched back and forth from pull ups to panties and on! With in about a month, each one had for the most part gotten the hang of going to the potty! For praise, i would make a huge deal every time they succeeded in going to the big girl potty. I would pick them up and dance a silly dance with them and kinda act silly in a way that they understood that mommy was real proud of them! It worked!

    #6938673

    septmummy
    Member

    momtobe – We had the same problem with our son around that age. I found the hardest thing was trying to work out when he might need to go v liquid intake. Then i’d get him to sit on it say 45mins after a drink and he could be on and off it for 20 mins but would always end up going on floor and not in the potty. We gave him choc drops in the end, that made the penny click. I sat him on the potty and said every time you wee or poo in here i’ll give you one of these and gave him a choc drop whilst on the potty. Then he was squeezing a wee out every 15 mins. I rewarded him with praise and a small choc drop everytime for 4 days and then switched to just for poo and then not at all just loads of praise. He still had lots of accidents but they get there eventually and go longer and longer inbewteen. I’m generally very anti given my son sweets or choc on a regular basis but i was honestly at a loss as to what to do with him because i was going through 12 pairs of pants a day. Hope that helps.

    #6938674

    JH
    Member

    my son is 20 months old and has begun to tell me he has poop as he pats his butt…for 2 weeks now. I still have about 8 weeks left of diapers! but what is my next step? I thought about just letting him sit on the potty clothes and all just to get the understanding that he should sit on it. any suggestions or ways you all potty trained your kid would be awesome! thanks.

    #6938675

    JH
    Member

    oh and am I start putting him into pull-ups right now? and how long are they in those?

    #6938676

    Lilmissesmum
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    I need some advice, don’t know if anyone can help. My daughter is 13 mths and well I started getting her use to the potty because I planned on starting it seriously when she was 16 mths. Any way I have just been getting her to sit on the potty before baths and I have tried it after one nap because her nappy was dry and I didn’t think she would go but thought I would give it a try. Any way we have only been doing this familiarization for about 6 days and only once a day and she has already used it 3 times on urine, no poo. But today I got her to sit on it and I swear she was only down for a few seconds and she had already been. So my question is what should I do next I don’t think she is fully ready for the potty (or should I say I don’t know if I am ready for the potty LOL)she can’t say a lot of words and she can’t pull down her own pants so should I continue what I am doing once a day for a while longer or do you think I should step it up a bit? I want it to be an easy process for both of us I just don’t know if I should take another step up and teach her to associate it with a signal word or just leave it. Oh and she comes to me complaining when she does use her nappy and chucks it when I don’t change her immediately and I mean immediately.

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