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#1 of 10 Old 04-06-2013, 11:12 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I tried this when he was still a newborn but I stopped because it was just making me twitchy and crazy ROTFLMAO.gif

 

He's now 12m and I can pretty much "make" him pee on queue by taking off his clothes and when he gets cold, he pees, but unless I do that, there is absolutely no way for me to tell when he's going to pee... he gives no signs at all! Sometimes he has just peed, and I let him run around the room naked and he'll just pee again without any warning!

 

Catching him pooping is also a lost cause... he makes no poop-signs whatsoever, the only way to tell is he starts crying after he's been still for a while and wants his diaper changed, but I can't just swoop down on him and take off his pants every time he stops moving! lol

 

Is there even a point to starting this again? or should I just stick with regular potty training?

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Yes!

 

If you catch a few pees a week (even just putting him on the potty when you're already changing him, or only in the morning, or at bath time) you get him used to using the potty. That lets you skip that process later.

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^ yes!
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Remember the c = communication, not catches.  Some communication is better than none ... at the very least it keeps open the possibility for further communication down the road. 


no longer  or  or ... dd is going on 12 (!) how was I to know there was a homeschool going on?
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Thanks!

 

What potties do people normally use? I was thinking those soft seats that fit over a regular toilet, or are there ones that work better?

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I like potties, because as soon as they're mobile (which is coming soon), they can get themselves on the potty and sit for a while (maybe with a book). I like giving them that control. You still need to take them yourself most of the time, but ...

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I use the summer infant lil' potty.

 

It has a high back which helps support my baby (she's 15 weeks) which is nice. The splash guard in front is kind of low and sometimes she is able to pee over it so be aware of that. It's pretty sturdy and it was only $10 which is amazing. It's also super easy to clean. At first she was scared of I guess the noise it makes when she pees but now she's over it. Oh yeah and it kind of makes a hollow noise when she pees which lets me know she is peeing when I can't see it. 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Summer-Infant-Lil-Potty-White/dp/B00A0ID90A/ref=sr_1_5?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1365392408&sr=1-5

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Thanks, I'll try that! One of the reviews says the guard is too low for boys and the other says it isn't, so for $10 I'll give it a shot! :)

 

He's been walking for about 4 months now which is what I think makes it more difficult to tell when he has to pee... I can never tell if he's stopping to pee or just thinking or looking at something. 

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Try going coverless. I found out, when I started EC with our guy, that for whatever reason, the diaper cover completely killed any cues or signs he needed to go.

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If he is walking, you can also try letting him go standing up into a wide mouthed jar or yogurt container.  Lots of little boys love doing it 'like Daddy'.  

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