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Two in Diapers? I think it's time to potty train!

post #1 of 12
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I've decided it's time to potty train my 2 yr old DS. He's showing all of the signs he's ready, except he's regressing a bit at the moment because of the new baby, so we'll probably get ready for a month and do it then.
His poopoo is really strong smelling and honestly I have to struggle to keep from gagging on the smell. I definately don't want him to see any negative looks on my face.
Yesterday I started to come down with something and I told my 14 yr old DD to get the 2 yr old up from his nap. I heard her go into his room and shriek, "What did you do?!?"
He had poo smeared all over his clothes and had pulled out a new pack of wipes, and every single wipe was strewn around his room. I ran up toward his room and gagged on the smell from down the hall. Thank goodness my DD took over and cleaned him and his room up. (She's a good girl. ) I guess my DS was trying to clean himself up, or change his own diaper or something. Normally, he hates to be dirty.

Anyway, I went online and bought a bunch of simple potties to put around the house, training pants, and big boy undies. I'm debating whether or not to get this:
Scotty Doll
eBay has a few listed for less, but I don't know about spending money on something like that. I've been spending a lot of dough lately, however I do want to do this with as little fuss as possible.

I plan to put all of his diapers away when the day comes, and tell him no more diapers, and then stick to it.

Anyone experienced in this stuff?

I taught my 14 DD to potty train way back when while on a camping trip and I showed her how to go outdoors. Unfortunately, she would try to pull her pants down and go whenever we went outside for a couple of days after that.
post #2 of 12
First of all, WOW, you're 14 yo Dd is awesome! I hope mine are as helpful when they are older.

I found that having 2 in diapers was easier than trying to potty train the older one until she was really really ready. Cleaning up accidents all day long was just not fun. Then again, they were both in sposies (I didn't know about cloth then) so diaper laundry wasn't an issue.

As long as you think your 2 yo is really ready, then go for it! But don't be disappointed if he's not as ready as he seems. Mine both went through phases where they seemed ready, then they didn't, then they did. Dd was trained by three (we started at 2.5) and Ds is pretty much there (he'll be 3 in a week) and we started him at about 2.5 also).

Good luck!
post #3 of 12
I wish my almost-3 dd were interested in the potty

We've had a potty for ages. I think she was about 18mo when we got it. She's shown interest in it, she will sit on it naked or clothed, and she's seen us use the toilet probably hundreds of times. She has been dry overnight most nights for months and she lets me know when she wants a new diaper. We have talked about it a ton (always in an upbeat, conversational way, I've never tried to coerce or threaten her into using it), I've even offered bribes, but she just WILL NOT go in the potty. She will run around naked for hours and ask for a diaper when she needs to go

I have her changing her own diapers at this point, excluding the poopy ones
post #4 of 12
Sounds like he's at least close to ready. My DD is the same way. I can't leave her in just her Happy Heiny because she can undo them. She has gone on the potty a lot more again. What I do is set the timer for an hour. I then take her to the potty if she goes great if she doesn't oh well. At least it is offered. She has been doing great since our switch to cloth.
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post #6 of 12
nak - Hey, this may seem like way too much to do, but why not do EC with the baby and see if your 2 yo starts using the potty too? This actually happened with us. DS, who was ECed and semi-grad, started regressing BIG time when DD arrived. At five days I started pottying her and voila! DS decided that since babies use the potty, he should too.
post #7 of 12
EC is a GREAT suggestion, Linda!

I have two in diapers. Cicely will be 2 in March & Joie of course you konw how old she is! Anyway, I don't mind it. When it becomes a problem or Cicely becomes ready, we'll potty learn.

In the mean time, I do think a wetting doll is helpful for training. I used one with Jude when he learned to use the potty. He was also a poo smearer.


Thank goodness for your cleaning daughter! Golly! What a sweetie!
post #8 of 12
Shelby is a 12/29/03 baby, too. My mom showed her the potty when she was here. Mixed blessing b/c I often have to drop what I'm doing with the baby to go help her. With a pt toddler, too, you have to be ready to go to the bathroom at the drop of a hat when out and about.
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by amis2girls
Mixed blessing b/c I often have to drop what I'm doing with the baby to go help her. With a pt toddler, too, you have to be ready to go to the bathroom at the drop of a hat when out and about.
That's why I thought it was easier having the 2 in diapers!
post #10 of 12
I'm tired of two in diapers as well : ... nb poo is just not stinky. toddler poo is. I have a terrible gag reflex anyway, and I hate having to cover my nose with my shirt on many an occasion while changing Katherine's diaper. It's either that or I'll lose whatever happens to be in my stomach.

Katherine, who wants to do everything Madeline does, knows that her big sister (along with mommy, daddy, grandma, grandpa, etc) uses the potty. She likes to flush it and likes to help with getting tp for anybody who lets her in.

But she won't sit on it. I'm not too concerned now, but in about a month (when she turns two), I'll begin pursuing it a bit more.

I think I was too spoiled with Madeline. One morning, about a week after she turned two, she woke up and said she wanted 'big girl underwear' and never went back. Even at night.
post #11 of 12
Aaron wants to wear big-boy underwear. He tells me when he's about to pee or poop. Then we go into the bathroom and he looks at the potty (have a small potty and a seat on the big potty for him) and he starts crying. Seriously. He hardly ever gets upset and this has him hysterical. I'm starting to stress (though trying not to) because I'm worried he's going to start losing opportunities at school since he can't move "up" until he goes potty. But, I guess he's just not ready and pushing him won't make it so.
post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Spark
EC is a GREAT suggestion, Linda! I have two in diapers. Cicely will be 2 in March & Joie of course you konw how old she is! Anyway, I don't mind it. When it becomes a problem or Cicely becomes ready, we'll potty learn.
One problem with EC is that you lose your excuse to have a fantabulous dipe stash.
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