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post #201 of 214

Has anyone ever given up and gone back to diapers for awhile? 

 

We stopped using diapers during the day for my son months ago (he's 30 months), but lately, I'm kind of ready to throw in the towel on potty stuff.  He has always been nearly perfect getting to the potty by himself when he's not wearing pants.  So we had him go naked around the house for a while, then started putting underwear on him several months ago.  For awhile he seemed to be doing better.  But now, he basically pees in his pants every single time (and tells us afterwards about half the time).  He has never told us when he needs to pee (though obviously he knows when, since he can take himself to the potty), and also won't take his own pants off (it's difficult for him to get them down, and he refuses to pee unless they're all the way off).  He generally puts up a fuss if we tell him it's time to go to the potty.  He does OK for poop.  So the only thing we can do is catch him at appropriate intervals, pull his pants and underwear off despite shrieking protests, and then wait for him to take himself to pee. 

 

I don't see a way through this.  He doesn't care too much if his pants are wet, and he doesn't care too much if we run out of dry pants and he has to go naked (even in bushes and brambles).  Does it make sense to give up for awhile since there's been no progress in months and months and it seems like we don't have a whole lot of success to worry about losing?  Or will I make the eventual process even worse later by putting him back in diapers now?

post #202 of 214



I just put my 3 year old twins back in diapers.  We switched to underwear a long time ago and both pee on the toilet with no problems at all.  I kept thinking they would just get the pooping on the toilet as long as they stayed in underwear but they never did.  It has been 2 months of me dealing with poopy underwear multiple times a day and I am just done with it.  Not to mention when we went on a week long camping trip and I wondered how we were going to deal with poopy clothes.  I hope I am not setting them back but not sure what else to try.  We are even trying a reward chart but they have no real interest.  So far, my ds has been upset with me a couple of times when I told him he couldn't wear his underwear.  Maybe that will be enough incentive but I'm doubting it.  My older two were done with diapers by 2 and 2-1/2 so I'm not exactly sure how to proceed.

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Originally Posted by mckittre View Post

Has anyone ever given up and gone back to diapers for awhile? 

 

 

post #203 of 214

On the back into diapers question . ..

I'm on day 5 of the 3-day potty training method (haha), and I made a pull-up run last night.  We now have pull-ups and the new Huggies that go on like a pull-up but are just as absorbent as diapers.  I don't know if it will confuse him or not, but I just had to get out of the house.  DS is 22 months.  

 

Today he started to make the connection between peeing on the potty and getting a sticker, and we got a dribble of pee into the potty!  He's started sitting on the potty, making a peeing sound, and then yelling "Hooray!  Good job!" so that's something, right?  (It's all the bribes and fake praise I swore I'd never do.  But hey, it might just work.)

post #204 of 214

I don't have any good advice other then they'll be out of diapers before high school.... hugs mamas...  this is tough stuff sometimes.

post #205 of 214

my son is 2.5 and is semi potty learning. meaning when he wants to he will take diaper off and go pee on potty. or will go when u ask him if he has too most of the time but only pee. but is still in diapers. my girls didnt train till around 3 yrs and were fast so he is training early and slowly. not pushing it.

post #206 of 214

My little guy peed on the potty for the first time tonight! He told me that he had to poop, and I asked if he wanted to go on the potty. We went and got his potty out, and he sat on it, ran around, sat down, ran around, etc. for at least 5 minutes before he sat down and peed. I waited for awhile, but he never did poop.

 

I don't know how to continue from here, though, because I'm 37 weeks pregnant. I've been told that even if he is using the potty, he might go back to diapers after the baby is born. So I haven't really been pushing the issue. 

post #207 of 214

Question for you all....

 

DS has been EC'in since about 4 weeks.  He poos and pees on his pottys and on the the big toilet at times.  SOOOO.... what do YOU do in the car seat.  I am so done with diapers and DS is signing and saying "I don't like diapers!"  He is 25 months. 

 

Any thoughts?  We have been putting a diaper underneath him to save the car seat and travel now with his little baby bjorn.  Just wondering if there are any mamas with other hints!? 

 

Thanks a bunch!

 

 

post #208 of 214

22 months is really young. I think the only way you are going to get a baby that young to go on the potty is with bribes and tricks. I'd back off and try again in a year, unless he prompts you to do it sooner.

 

ETA: I won't deny that there are some super-babies out there that are really advanced but that's a special case. Also, EC'ing is a totally different animal.
 

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Originally Posted by ThreeTwoFive View Post

On the back into diapers question . ..

I'm on day 5 of the 3-day potty training method (haha), and I made a pull-up run last night.  We now have pull-ups and the new Huggies that go on like a pull-up but are just as absorbent as diapers.  I don't know if it will confuse him or not, but I just had to get out of the house.  DS is 22 months.  

 

Today he started to make the connection between peeing on the potty and getting a sticker, and we got a dribble of pee into the potty!  He's started sitting on the potty, making a peeing sound, and then yelling "Hooray!  Good job!" so that's something, right?  (It's all the bribes and fake praise I swore I'd never do.  But hey, it might just work.)



 

post #209 of 214

Does he really go in the car seat or are you just afraid he will?  When we started EC the books I read seemed to suggest that it is often not a problem because the babies don't like to go in that position, and truly, our DS has probably gone in the seat twice in his life (20 mos now).  Of course all kids are different so maybe yours does not have this aversion.  I did have a piece of wool under him for the longest time anyway that was a would-be diaper cover that my Mum made that didn't fit right and never had the elastic put in so it was sort of contoured and fit well.    If we have to make a pit stop in the car, we usually just hold him out the door on the non-traffic side (in appropriately pastoral settings of course), or when it is too cold for that, he will usually go standing into a quart-sized yogurt container with a lid. 

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Originally Posted by goldenwillow View Post

Question for you all....

 

DS has been EC'in since about 4 weeks.  He poos and pees on his pottys and on the the big toilet at times.  SOOOO.... what do YOU do in the car seat.  I am so done with diapers and DS is signing and saying "I don't like diapers!"  He is 25 months. 

 

Any thoughts?  We have been putting a diaper underneath him to save the car seat and travel now with his little baby bjorn.  Just wondering if there are any mamas with other hints!? 

 

Thanks a bunch!

 

 



 

post #210 of 214

Yeah... he has had 2, er, maybe 3 accidents in the car and I am only talking pees.  Man... it is so hard to get those covers off the seat to wash!  We do the same as you suggested about pulling over.  Sometimes I think he is so excited to see the sights on the way to wherever, he just goes.  Thank you for the wool suggestion.  We haven't used our wool in so long I forgot about them!

 

 

post #211 of 214

After refusing the potty for what seemed like forever, DS (3yrs 5mos) has now been in underwear for a few weeks with only a couple accidents.   He has even been dry most mornings, but we still use a diaper overnight just in case.

 

I feel like we tried everything, but mostly I think time was what did it.  He was just finally ready. 

post #212 of 214

This seemed to be the most recent "tribe" so I thought I would ask here.

 

Is it possible to force your child to hold pee overnight?  My toddler is day-trained and was not wetting his diaper overnight, so I thought I would try a trainer overnight and that was dry, too.  Is it possible I'm forcing him to hold it overnight when he isn't ready?  He's 2.5 years old and he day-trained very quickly and easily, so I feel confident he was ready.  I don't mind keeping him in a diaper overnight if he isn't ready and though all signs seems to suggest he is, I feel some strange fear that I'm pushing him into holding it since I know he doesn't like to feel wet.  There have been no tears (he likes his undies), but I would hate to cause damage simply to have him in undies overnight.

 

Anyone have thoughts on this? 

post #213 of 214

For my children, waking up dry was their first steps towards going diaperless, first at nap then at night time. This happened, for both of them, around 26-28mths. It was their natural progression, body ready. I wouldnt think there was any forcing or potential damage to be had.

post #214 of 214
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Originally Posted by SunRise View Post

For my children, waking up dry was their first steps towards going diaperless, first at nap then at night time. This happened, for both of them, around 26-28mths. It was their natural progression, body ready. I wouldnt think there was any forcing or potential damage to be had.

 

Thanks for your input! smile.gif

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