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post #161 of 214

I warm the potty up with warm water before my little one sits on it, and it seems to help with keeping them seated.... but it is kind of a pain....

post #162 of 214

I also need to take the time to read this thread- but I want to join! I REALLY want to start "potty learning" 15 month old ds but I don't know how to begin!! We did EC for the first 9 or 10 months of his life and he did great with it- then he totally refused it! Now he has been full fledged diapered since 10 months!  He used to pee/ poop in the big toilet we'd hold him over- but now he refuses to be held there. We have a little potty but if we put him on it he crawls right off! He is almost walking but not quite- but he is talking! And he understands things very well. I know often when he has to poop but if I try to put him on the potty he won't stay on it. And he likes to pee standing up - so I don't even know how to begin to potty learn him. Any suggestions? thanks

post #163 of 214

Hello! I would love to join, our dd is 18 months, and we are closing on a house/moving in a few days and would like to get her comfortable on the "new" potty!  She's good about sitting and reading her book, and will tell me when her "poo" is coming so I'm hoping we can get a routine in over the next few months or so!  Look forward to chatting with everyone.

post #164 of 214

My daughter will be 3 in October and has been completely out of diapers for about 2 1/2 months. She only had two "accidents" the first two days after being out of diapers and nothing since. This past week all of a sudden she has been having accidents...waking up from naps and during the night wet or with poopy pants. There have been no significant changes that I can pin point. I know that sometimes this is normal but I am just not sure how to address it. I don't want to make a big deal of it but I also don't want it to become a bigger issue. Any thoughts or advice?

post #165 of 214
Thread Starter 

June Bug - Sounds like your DD is doing awesome!  I don't know what to tell you about the regression.  It happens here about one week out of  every 2 months.  My non-expert advice is just keep plodding along and she will eventually get back on track.  Not very helpful I know. 

 

We're going through a resistant time here.  I had no idea potty training would take so long.  I'm still in search of  leak proof potty learning undies or the like.  Very frustrated with that. 

 

Anyone have ideas about how to get a kid to actually Tell you they have to go?  And how do you get over the accident or two a day and get consistently dry?

post #166 of 214

I'm looking for some BTDT advice. I have no clue what I'm doing!

 

DS has been out of diapers wearing regular underpants for 2 weeks. He won't even wear diapers. We do potty breaks about every 2 hours and for the first week had success, with even pooping on the potty. 

 

However, he never ASKS to go potty. Occasionally, if he starts peeing in his underwear he'll stop and say he needs to go potty. We've had THREE pee accidents today and it just seems like we're not making any progress.

 

He's now holding his poop. Today he so obviously needed to poop and every time he looked like he was straining, I put him on the potty but he refused to go. Today was three days after his last poop and I didn't want him to start getting a complex about it or getting constipated, so I put a diaper on him and he pooped.

 

I was given the advice that once you stop the diapers, it's better to not wear them at all as it confuses kids switching back and forth. Is this true? We do nighttime diapers.

 

Also, what's a reasonable amount of time at this age (2.5 years) to see pottying progression?

 

About from the poop, he's not resisting using the potty, and like I said, is very into wearing underwear. Are these signs he's ready?

 

Ugh, I have no clue what I'm doing!

 

TIA

post #167 of 214

So I think I've finally found something that works.  My son is 27 mths.  He didn't seem to have much interest or really know what to do before now.  But over the 4ths of July weekend we really got things going.  I had tried leaving him diaperless and pull ups before, but he would still pee everywhere.  This weekend I put him in underwear.  When he would start to go pee, he would stop himself since he felt the underwear getting wet.  As long as I caught him looking a little uncomfortable or grabbing at the underwear, I could rush him to the potty and he would go!  Then we'd give him a cookie.  It was off and on all weekend.  But Sunday he even went poop in the potty twice.  I think we're making some major improvements here.  I'm gonna go out and buy him some Buzz Lightyear underwear as a treat and hopefully it helps.

post #168 of 214

jumping in, and saying hello before i go back to read through the whole thread..

dd, 20 mos, is really interested in the potty.. and putting dolls on the potty.. and taking off her diaper.  however, she's only p00ped there 3 times ever.  she can tell me when she has p00ped in the diaper and likes to be changed right then, so i'll take that as a sign of progress.  she talks about the potty a lot.  i don't quite know how to get her to connect the urge to getting on the potty, though.  it seems like she kind of knows.  i hope to learn more and get her out of the diaps soon.. we'll need them for the next little one! 

post #169 of 214

Have not checked in in awhile. 

We went for our first diaperless road trip and it was a success!!!  joy.gif  Just put a couple prefolds in his car seat to be sure and he wore surf shorts.  It worked.  Our next hurdle is night time. 

 

Found another BB potty at a garage sale, 3 bucks!  Have 4 around the house now and he is starting to pull his own pants down to go.  WHOOOO HOOO!! 

 

This is mama that is done washing diapers!!!!  My goal is/was done by 2!  Less than a month to go.  We shall see!

 

Thank you everyone.  It is great to read how you all are doing this.  Great help. 

 

 

post #170 of 214

done by 2 is great!

 

We've had some good potty days here with my 18 month-old.... he always tells me when he has gone p00p00, too, and says "PAUHtty time!"  After he has peed on the floor.  But it is a start.  he likes to sit on the potty...

 

I am hoping to get an additional one form ikea.  We have one BB little potty, and that style seems to be working fine. We have a good bb seat for "big potty" too and he will climb the step stool and sit on it, but for only like a second.  I can tell that it still freaks him out a little.  Even though he has no problem climbing on anything else....

 

But it is a process.  I just keep him on fitteds without the extra insert--so it is basically like a training pants. ... otherwise he is just diaperless....

 

yeah for summer! 

post #171 of 214

Well, after reading through the thread it looks like I have two toddlers on the older end of the potty learning.  My older dc's were out of diapers by 2 and 2-1/2 years of age so having two newly 3 year olds still in diapers is a little bit eyesroll.gif.  It's just been hard to find the time and it hasn't been high on the list of priorities.  Plus my older two just seemed to gravitate towards no diapers on their own with minimal effort by me and I was kind of hoping for the same thing here.  DD is almost there.  She pees consistently on the toilet, stays dry (even overnight) and can hold it well.  Unfortunately, she refuses to poop on the toilet and I am getting very tired of cleaning poop out of underwear, especially when I see her pooping, try to get her to the toilet, she refuses and then I watch her keep pooping in her underwear.  We've resorted to the incentive (or bribe if you will) of a smartie but so far she doesn't seem to care.  Ds is not quite as close.  He tells me right after he pees/poops but I'm not sure if he knows beforehand or not.  He can hold it for long periods of time but he has yet to make it to the toilet.  Yesterday he wore underwear all day and he must have sat on the toilet about 10 times but he ended up peeing on the floor in the middle of a meltdown.  Fun stuff.  I am not really feeling pressured but I feel like they are so close and just need that little push.  It makes for long days though and I feel like I am constantly asking a child to sit on the toilet or asking if they need to pee.  After 8-1/2 years of diapers I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

post #172 of 214

I think signing helps too.  He has known the sign for potty for quite some time.  Friends came over a few weeks back and taught him the poo sign.  Think it makes it fun for him to sign then go for it.  Ran errands in town with no diaper, no wet pants!  Yeah!  Played outside too, had one potty in the pants, wasn't able to get his wet surf shorts off...  sticky due to the water.  Moving forward, never straight! 

 

 

post #173 of 214

Has anyone had experience with their child holding their pee for a reeeaallly long time?  My DD holds it until the absolute last moment (try six to eight hours!) and then finally goes when I take her underwear off.  She will not sit on the potty and just read a book anymore.  Every time I try to take her to the bathroom upon waking up, after eating, etc., she refuses.  So, I've simply taken to watching her signals and taking her to the potty then.  It seems to work for us, but I'm concerned with how long she's holding her pee.

 

post #174 of 214
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Originally Posted by wennerk View Post

Has anyone had experience with their child holding their pee for a reeeaallly long time?  My DD holds it until the absolute last moment (try six to eight hours!) and then finally goes when I take her underwear off.  She will not sit on the potty and just read a book anymore.  Every time I try to take her to the bathroom upon waking up, after eating, etc., she refuses.  So, I've simply taken to watching her signals and taking her to the potty then.  It seems to work for us, but I'm concerned with how long she's holding her pee.

 


yes! When DD was in pre-k (3 years old, she would hold it from about 8 am to 3 pm. She refused to pee at school and I had to remember to have her go right after we got home or sometimes I would take her to the bathroom at school.
DD is 6 now and until this past year has done the same thing even as long as 10 hours. She had full day kindergarten this year and I finally realized she wasn't peeing all day from about 7 am till 5-6 pm. I assumed she was going at school but she mentioned one time that she never does and I couldn't believe how long she held it.
so I finally thought I better do something because it really started to worry me. I got a picture of the bladder and explained how it stretches out if you hold it too long and now she understands taking care of her bladder.
post #175 of 214

I would love to join, please.

 

My DD just turned 2 and two times (2 days) we tried keeping her in undies and making her pee in a potty. 1 day she made one in the potty. Next day not even one. She went in the undie, except all 3 times she went she ran to the potty with pee trickling down her legs. I counted those as a success...

 

This is the very beginning of our journey and I am just saying "Hi" right now. I have some questions I will ask (about training pants, diapers...I have no clue) sometime in the next couple of days.

 

But I do want to ask one question. Please mamas don't flame me for this.

 

I am really icked out by the idea of her going poopy in the potty and having to "scrape"(this part is the icky one) it off of the potty into the grown-up potty and then washing it in the sink or the bath-tub. Seems like a painful process. Somehow cleaning her diapers when she has gone poopy in them hasn't bothered me at all. It is just having to "scrape the poop with 2-3 tissues and having to see it disintegrate and see all the foodie bits in the pieces and smell...."

 

With diapers...I check to see it isn't green, nothing mucuosy etc....one glance, fold it out and done. Sorry for being so graphic but I am feeling a bit defensive I guess.

 

So the question is: Are there any potty inserts (like toilet seat covers) that I can put in the potty when she poos and I can just fold it, throw it and flush? Or is this a business idea in the making?

 

Thanks mamas.

 

 

 

 

post #176 of 214

Thanks for the response Mom2M!  Glad to know I'm not the only one with that issue.  DD is only two and a half, so maybe it won't last as long as your's did.  However, thanks for the tip of showing your's a picture of the bladder.  I'll definitely add that to my bag of tricks for when she's a little older.  We did have an awesome day today!  She ran naked for the longest time while at home and at her grandparents, and in both cases, she went to the little potty each time and went to the bathroom when she had to go.  I counted a total of 5 pees and 2 poos!  No holding for lengthy times today.  Yay!  Now if I could just get her to pull down her underwear....

post #177 of 214

Happy to join and read through some of the responses. I need all the ideas I can get. I feel my daughter is on the older side, 30 months,  and we have sadly have had no potty successes :( , though we've tried. We do cloth, so I know she feels when she is wet. We do lots of naked time but she will hold it and immediately pee when I put a diaper on. I've put her on the potty when I know she has to go, gave her treats to sweeten the deal but she will hold it...FOREVER. Eventually I get nervous about her holding it so long and put a diaper on. 

 

Any ideas on how to get her to relax and let the pee come out.  Wouldn't it be great if there was a separate forum for Potty training. Thinking about getting a doll that can "pee" in the potty. Maybe that will help?

 

ready to be done with diapers!

post #178 of 214
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Originally Posted by Blessed_Mom View Post

I would love to join, please.

 

My DD just turned 2 and two times (2 days) we tried keeping her in undies and making her pee in a potty. 1 day she made one in the potty. Next day not even one. She went in the undie, except all 3 times she went she ran to the potty with pee trickling down her legs. I counted those as a success...

 

This is the very beginning of our journey and I am just saying "Hi" right now. I have some questions I will ask (about training pants, diapers...I have no clue) sometime in the next couple of days.

 

But I do want to ask one question. Please mamas don't flame me for this.

 

I am really icked out by the idea of her going poopy in the potty and having to "scrape"(this part is the icky one) it off of the potty into the grown-up potty and then washing it in the sink or the bath-tub. Seems like a painful process. Somehow cleaning her diapers when she has gone poopy in them hasn't bothered me at all. It is just having to "scrape the poop with 2-3 tissues and having to see it disintegrate and see all the foodie bits in the pieces and smell...."

 

With diapers...I check to see it isn't green, nothing mucuosy etc....one glance, fold it out and done. Sorry for being so graphic but I am feeling a bit defensive I guess.

 

So the question is: Are there any potty inserts (like toilet seat covers) that I can put in the potty when she poos and I can just fold it, throw it and flush? Or is this a business idea in the making?

 

Thanks mamas.

 

 

 

 



As far as the poop goes, I have DS use the regular potty and don't even bother with the kids potty.  Then I don't have to clean anything!

 

post #179 of 214
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Happy to join and read through some of the responses. I need all the ideas I can get. I feel my daughter is on the older side, 30 months,  and we have sadly have had no potty successes :( , though we've tried. We do cloth, so I know she feels when she is wet. We do lots of naked time but she will hold it and immediately pee when I put a diaper on. I've put her on the potty when I know she has to go, gave her treats to sweeten the deal but she will hold it...FOREVER. Eventually I get nervous about her holding it so long and put a diaper on. 

 

Any ideas on how to get her to relax and let the pee come out.  Wouldn't it be great if there was a separate forum for Potty training. Thinking about getting a doll that can "pee" in the potty. Maybe that will help?

 

ready to be done with diapers!


Don't worry about your DD's age.  My daughter was 30 months when I started to make the potty learning push.  She's now 31 months.  When we first started, I had been building up to the day that there would be no more diapers.  On that day, she and I both packed away all the cloth diapers (save the ones I use for only nighttime).  That was June 17th.  It took until last Saturday (July 9) to actually get her using the potty on a consistent basis.  I tried putting her on the potty (she fussed).  I tried bribing (it didn't matter).  I tried reading potty books (she listened).  I tried naked time (she fought me).  I tried showing her YouTube videos of other kids (she liked those, but it didn't convince her right away).  You name it, I've probably done it.  But, I simply stuck to the fact that the diapers were gone, so when she had to go she either had an accident or went on the potty.  Yes, I had lots of laundry to do the first few weeks.  I also carried two changes of clothes and two small cds in the diaper bag every time we went out.  I also put her in Bummis training pants every time we went somewhere.  She did hold it for 6-8 hours at a time.  And then, finally, I stopped pushing and just casually always had the potty nearby.  When I saw her about to go, I put her on it.  Then she started using it by herself.  Since Saturday, we haven't had an accident and she's been wearing regular underwear when we go out.  Whatever you do, stay consistent and committed to it.  You'll feel like it's not working, but one day it will.  Good luck!
 

 

post #180 of 214



 

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Originally Posted by Blessed_Mom View Post

I am really icked out by the idea of her going poopy in the potty and having to "scrape"(this part is the icky one) it off of the potty into the grown-up potty and then washing it in the sink or the bath-tub. Seems like a painful process. Somehow cleaning her diapers when she has gone poopy in them hasn't bothered me at all. It is just having to "scrape the poop with 2-3 tissues and having to see it disintegrate and see all the foodie bits in the pieces and smell...."

 

 

 

 

 



Do you have a diaper sprayer for the toilet?  That's what I've had all along for cding and that's what I use for the poop.  I dump, flush, then use the lesser water pressure to spray out the cup. 

 

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