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post #61 of 214

I'm a youngish mom (24), and I have memories of using pull-ups at night (when I was like 4 years old)! No way I wanted that for my kids. We're EC-ers. My first was done during the day at 17 months and at night at 18 months. My son is 14 months. He still has a couple of accidents a day. He's either naked or in underwear most of the time during the day. (Sometimes, when we are out and potty access isn't easy, he'll be in a diaper just in case.) He will take himself to the potty some of the time when naked, but he lacks the language to tell me he has to go. My daughter was pretty much done after about a month of being able to sign "potty." We've been signing with him, too. He talks a little and signs a little, but no word for potty yet. It'll come.

post #62 of 214

My very potty-resistant 37mo old DS has peed on the potty four times today.  He helped DH fix the toilet this afternoon and now wants to use the potty so he can flush and watch the tank empty and fill. I hope it lasts for at least a couple days :)

post #63 of 214

I have another funny potty training story. 

 

So DD, my friend, and I were shopping in Whole Foods. DD obviously needed to potty, but wouldn't have anything to do with the big potty (I should have brought her little one in from the car). So we're trying to hurry and leave and grab just one more thing and of course she pees on the floor. I change her into fresh pants/underwear and I'm looking in my bag for the wet bag. I keep telling her over and over not to move because there's pee on the ground. Of course she does and she slips and falls in her pee! Nice hard floor to her head (don't worry, she's fine now) so she's screaming bloody murder. I'm picking her up and trying to comfort her and she pees again! This time it's all over my shirt and her second pair of pants. Finally we find someone to help us clean it up, but DD won't let me change her pants until we get to the car. So I'm soaking wet holding soaking wet DD checking out our food and running out the door. Really funny in hind sight. 

 

Things I learned from this experience: bring her little potty in WHERE EVER WE GO and just because I'm not the one potty training doesn't mean that I shouldn't have a fresh pair of clothes on hand. 

 

Wow, epic pee disaster. 

post #64 of 214

He signed, "Potty!" joy.gif Okay, it looks a lot like waving good-bye, and he doesn't do it consistently before he needs to use the potty, but it's a start for him to use a word to indicate that he has to go.

post #65 of 214

I'm so happy I just stumbled on this thread. My DS is 2 yrs and a couple months. He is still in diapers. We have a potty and I ask him if he would like to go sometimes. Often he says no, and I just say "OK." But sometimes he will decide he wants to and go sit there. Of the times he has sat there, he has peed in the potty 5-8 times and pooped 1-3 times in the last 2-3 months. Usually he doesn't go at all but still likes to wipe and pretend to flush.

 

We also let him come into the bathroom with us and watch us go potty. He likes doing that and is very interested.

 

I honestly know nothing about potty training and have had no time to research it. When do I start? How is it done? I plan on reading this thread with eager eyes! lurk.gif

post #66 of 214

<sigh>  DD (2.5) seems to understand potty training from a logical standpoint.  If you ask her, "What do you do when you need to pee or poop?" she says, "Tell Mommy or Daddy, and run to the potty!"  When I put underwear on her, she says, "I'd better keep this clean and dry."  "Where does poop belong?"  "Not in my underwear, in the potty!"

 

She will pee in the potty (no poop yet) if I take the initiative to make her go.  And she gets a big, proud grin on her face when she uses the potty!  But she has never once "told Mommy or Daddy and run to the potty" when she needs to go.  In addition, she is totally unperturbed by wet or poopy underwear.  She waits for us to discover it and call her on it, and only then says, "Oh, this baby needs to run to the potty!"

 

Today I asked her to sit "for a little bit" while I cleaned up the mess, and she said, "I can't pee a little bit on the potty, I just peed a big bit in my underwear, actually."

post #67 of 214

I understand how this could all be frustrating...but the way you wrote it also sounds so dang cute!!!!
 

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<sigh>  DD (2.5) seems to understand potty training from a logical standpoint.  If you ask her, "What do you do when you need to pee or poop?" she says, "Tell Mommy or Daddy, and run to the potty!"  When I put underwear on her, she says, "I'd better keep this clean and dry."  "Where does poop belong?"  "Not in my underwear, in the potty!"

 

She will pee in the potty (no poop yet) if I take the initiative to make her go.  And she gets a big, proud grin on her face when she uses the potty!  But she has never once "told Mommy or Daddy and run to the potty" when she needs to go.  In addition, she is totally unperturbed by wet or poopy underwear.  She waits for us to discover it and call her on it, and only then says, "Oh, this baby needs to run to the potty!"

 

Today I asked her to sit "for a little bit" while I cleaned up the mess, and she said, "I can't pee a little bit on the potty, I just peed a big bit in my underwear, actually."



 

post #68 of 214

Hahaha, I know!  And I think that just makes it *more* frustrating, because I worry that she's learning that accidents are funny and so she should have as many of them as possible.

post #69 of 214

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I'm so happy I just stumbled on this thread. My DS is 2 yrs and a couple months. He is still in diapers. We have a potty and I ask him if he would like to go sometimes. Often he says no, and I just say "OK." But sometimes he will decide he wants to and go sit there. Of the times he has sat there, he has peed in the potty 5-8 times and pooped 1-3 times in the last 2-3 months. Usually he doesn't go at all but still likes to wipe and pretend to flush.

 

We also let him come into the bathroom with us and watch us go potty. He likes doing that and is very interested.

 

I honestly know nothing about potty training and have had no time to research it. When do I start? How is it done? I plan on reading this thread with eager eyes! lurk.gif


Read Diaper Free Before 3. I really liked that book. We didn't start until less than a month ago, but taking a similar approach DD (25 months) is making it in the potty at least once a day. 

 

 

 

So we had some sad news at the doctors office for DD--she's severely allergic to peanuts. I may have not believed it if she wasn't having a bad reaction at the time. Her body apparently reacts gastro-intestinally (though could just as easily react with more life-threatening things like closed airways and shock) so she literally pooped about 10 times at the doctors office. Bad poops too. Amazingly enough, she made the first three in the potty (yay!), but then after that we used every single pair of underwear I brought with us and she exploded the diaper on the way home. She's fine now, but I felt so bad when it was happening. She just kept telling me "sorry mommy" and what character on her undies she got dirty and stuff like that. Obviously, we're avoiding all nuts from now on.

 

post #70 of 214
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Read Diaper Free Before 3. I really liked that book. 

 

She just kept telling me "sorry mommy" and what character on her undies she got dirty and stuff like that. Obviously, we're avoiding all nuts from now on.

 


Poor girl!! Awww, she seems so concerned about it. I'm glad you got it figured out though. Hey maybe if she doesn't like getting the characters on the underwear dirty then you can use that to your advantage when potty training. Tell her that when she goes on the potty the characters are happy because they don't get wet or dirty. Hey, it could work! wink1.gif

 

I am going to put that book on hold at the library.....being diaper free before 3 would definitely be nice, especially if i have another baby!

 

post #71 of 214

 

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Hey maybe if she doesn't like getting the characters on the underwear dirty then you can use that to your advantage when potty training. Tell her that when she goes on the potty the characters are happy because they don't get wet or dirty. Hey, it could work! wink1.gif

 

We tried telling DD the princesses were sad because she pooped on them, and she said, "No, they're not, they're smiling!"  And I didn't know what to say, because it was true.  I think there is a market for a new kind of fabric for children's underwear, on which the characters' little smiles turn to frowny faces when exposed to bodily fluids.

 

Poor peanut-allergic girl.  Hope she feels better soon!

post #72 of 214
Thread Starter 

Here is my mini potty training pants review.  We have tried

 

Gerber training undies

Bummis waterproof training pants

Potty Scotty 2 in 1 waterproof training pants

Super Undies waterproof snap open stuffable trainers

Tot Wrap Transition trainers waterproof

 

What works best for us at home is 2 pair of Gerber training undies and a thick pair of sweat pants.  He feels wet instantly and the pee trickles down his leg, which makes him run to the potty fussing.

 

Out and about, I like the Tot Wrap Transition trainers.  A huge pee ( like 8 oz) will leak out the sides if left on too long after the accident, but smaller accidents are contained nicely and he still feels wet.  They fit a little smaller than I thought.  DS is almost 26 pounds  and a very small 25 month old, and the 2 T just fit.  I almost wish I had gotten the 3T so he'd have room to grow. 

 

The Bummis and Potty Scotty pants are both smalls and they are HUGE and oh so Poofy!  They served their purpose and contained the accident, but I don't like the way they fit.  Also, after washing the Bummis, the flannel inside the undies doesn't feel very soft.

 

I like the way the Super Undies fit and love that they are stuffable.  I used a small loopy do insert, but it is a little short.  A medium insert maybe 14" long would have worked better.  They are great at keeping the accident in, but pulling them up is a pain.  The snaps are always unsnapping when I pull them up.  Granted, I bought them used, so maybe the snaps are worn out - the elastic definitely is.  I may end up sowing them shut so I don't have to deal with the snap issue.  I don't really need the snaps because DS rarely, if ever, has a poo accident anymore.

 

I'd have to say that I'm not a fan of the FOE - fold over elastic.  It pills up and doesn't hold it's strechiness. 

 

So, we use Gerber undies at home, Tot Wraps out, and Super Undies at daycare. 


Edited by pranava - 5/2/11 at 9:56am
post #73 of 214
Thread Starter 

We're having a minor setback the last few days.  I think two year molars are coming through and DS is also finding his 2 year old self.  I think I should change his name to "NO!"  I guess we will just keep plugging along and hope this resistant phase ends very soon.

post #74 of 214

I'm jumping in.



DS is 2 and was doing really well...until a couple of weeks ago. I think it's because he finally started talking. Like, his brain is too focused right now. In any case, we get poops on the potty (unless he's wearing a diaper...and then he's fine just going in that. *sigh*) When we try to go bottomless he pees all over the floor. It's really frustrating. 2 weeks ago we were getting 95% of everything in the potty. Now we get poops and MAYBE one pee the whole day.

 

This morning I tried putting underwear on him. He said, "potty?" so we took it off and ran to the potty. He climbed on and off and on and off until I said, "Okay, if you don't have to go we're all done." and he gladly put his underwear back on. We walked in to the living room, he sat down to play, and peed in his underwear. Ugh, SERIOUSLY???

 

post #75 of 214

Oh, I want to join!  DD is 21 months old, and is nearly 100% with taking herself to the potty at home, but only if she is naked.  She is super verbal and will tell us if she needs to use the potty, but she just doesn't seem to get it, when she is wearing clothes or a diaper.  I will admit that I am probably making this worse by not really trying to get her to go if we are out and about and busy.  I am not really sure where to go from here.  Underwear/trainers and lots of reminders?  She can't get pants/underwear on and off on her own, so she will need a lot of help.  I am definitely going to check out some of the books that have been recommended.  What have been people's experiences with night training?  She is always wet when I get her up in the morning, unless we happen to be sleeping in the same room (on vacation or similar) and I get her diaper off as soon as she has her first waking of the morning.  So I think she is probably holding it overnight, but I dread the thought of taking her to the potty at 530am, and her deciding that it is now time to get up for the day.  I have put her in underwear for naps a few times, and she has stayed dry through them without a problem.  Looking forward to hearing more experiences and advice!

post #76 of 214

CourtBChase - My 26 month old is exactly the same.  Perfect when naked, clueless in pants.  We buckled down and tried to get him in pants today.  I never knew one kid could wet 4 pairs of pants in one hour!  I think we only caught a couple pees all day, and that was just a timely reminder on my part.  It seems like a lot of folks who start with naked learning


have trouble with the transition.  Anyone have brilliant tips?

post #77 of 214

Oh, I would love to hear some opinions from the more experienced mothers here. My 18month old ds stays dry for 3-4hrs at a time during the day. He hates, hates, hates the potty, he won't sit on it. He hates the toilet as well. No standing on the rim either. I used to be able to catch his poop almost every time until he turned 13months. But not anymore. I know he can feel the wet diaper, he often wants it off. We've tried taking him with us to the bathroom when we need to go, but he does not seem to make the connection.

 

I would love to use the warm summer months to get him more naked time and get him potty trained.Am I trying to do this too early?

post #78 of 214

Thanks for the review. We are at the stage of putting training pants on ds now. He basically goes to the potty when he's naked but doesn't mind being wet if he's on some kind of underwear (to him its the same as diapers sigh). 
 

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Originally Posted by pranava View Post

Here is my mini potty training pants review.  We have tried

 

Gerber training undies

Bummis waterproof training pants

Potty Scotty 2 in 1 waterproof training pants

Super Undies waterproof snap open stuffable trainers

Tot Wrap Transition trainers waterproof

 

What works best for us at home is 2 pair of Gerber training undies and a thick pair of sweat pants.  He feels wet instantly and the pee trickles down his leg, which makes him run to the potty fussing.

 

Out and about, I like the Tot Wrap Transition trainers.  A huge pee ( like 8 oz) will leak out the sides if left on too long after the accident, but smaller accidents are contained nicely and he still feels wet.  They fit a little smaller than I thought.  DS is almost 26 pounds  and a very small 25 month old, and the 2 T just fit.  I almost wish I had gotten the 3T so he'd have room to grow. 

 

The Bummis and Potty Scotty pants are both smalls and they are HUGE and oh so Poofy!  They served their purpose and contained the accident, but I don't like the way they fit.  Also, after washing the Bummis, the flannel inside the undies doesn't feel very soft.

 

I like the way the Super Undies fit and love that they are stuffable.  I used a small loopy do insert, but it is a little short.  A medium insert maybe 14" long would have worked better.  They are great at keeping the accident in, but pulling them up is a pain.  The snaps are always unsnapping when I pull them up.  Granted, I bought them used, so maybe the snaps are worn out - the elastic definitely is.  I may end up sowing them shut so I don't have to deal with the snap issue.  I don't really need the snaps because DS rarely, if ever, has a poo accident anymore.

 

I'd have to say that I'm not a fan of the FOE - fold over elastic.  It pills up and doesn't hold it's strechiness. 

 

So, we use Gerber undies at home, Tot Wraps out, and Super Undies at daycare. 


 

 

 

post #79 of 214

I'd love to join in here.  DS is 21 months and has good potty days and wet diaper days.  I'll be back with more questions and experiences later, but I wanted to post to get this thread up in my activity feed for later.  

post #80 of 214

My boy is 15 mos and we have done EC since birth.  We have always had extremely variable success (many total dry days at 2 mos, few now!) which mostly seem to be due to boredom if we try the same thing too often, and autonomy issues. He generally loves any novel peeing place, or outdoors even at home.    Putting diapers on has been more trouble than it was worth since 8 mos or so, so we have used Imse Vimse trainers and gerber cotton trainers (when he wears anything at all - he likes to wander around naked at home) since then.  Even the IVs leak though, so we usually have to change pants if we miss, which is very frequent at home, but pretty rare out of the house.  Right now I am in the middle of making a pair of wool trainers from wool jersey lined with cashmere (his skin is a bit sensitive to regular wool) with an extra layer in the crotch.   If they work, and don't seem too hot, I'll make a couple more pairs and maybe finally cut down on the laundry! 

I'll tell you one thing though - I am sick of pee! 

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