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  1. Potty Learning
    I was horrible at potty training! With the first one, I ended up giving up and decided she'd be in diapers until college, but then she finally decided on her own to use the potty. I think my attempts to potty train just made things worse with her. And my younger one just stopped wanting to use a...
  2. Potty Learning
    DD2 will be 3 in a few weeks. She shows no interest in potty learning. She can hold pee for a very long time, so we can have her in undies all day on a weekend day, and have no pee accidents. We just make sure to put her on the toilet frequently. She can also hold poop for a very long time...
  3. Potty Learning
    My son will be 4 in December. He has been using the potty regularly since he was 7 months. He's pooped on it since then. He's been out of diapers completely since he was 2.5. About 8 months ago he started refusing to poop. He will hold it for up to 8 days. We've talked to his doctor and...
  4. Gentle Discipline
    i don't really agree with the concept of reward charts or stickers. I'm not sure why yet, I'm still reading about gentle discipline but for some reason praising to make my child do something doesn't sit right with me. When potty training, what is the best method for something that feels this way?
  5. Life with a Toddler
    My son is recently potty trained, makes it 99% of the time. I realized he was peeing in the Pull-Up because it was there, put him in underwear, never went back (except for bedtimes). The ONLY time he's had accidents is when he has to wait an extended time to use the potty. To put an extremely...
  6. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    I'm sure this has been covered, but I am in such a rush I don't have time to search. I'm concerned most about the bacteria. I'm pretty sure the top of the mattress is polyester or something because nothing will soak up in to the paper towel. I did have a mattress pad but it wasn't waterproof...
  7. Potty Learning
    Ok. In doing naked time for potty training, the typical child finds pee dripping down their leg to be aversive and they learn to use the potty to avoid said pee dripping and it teaches them bladder control and how to recognize the sensation of "having to go". DD is absolutely "ready" to learn...
  8. Potty Learning
    Hi everyone, I haven't been on here in a while but have an issue I'm wondering if anyone can help with. My son will turn 2 next month. For the past month or so, he has gotten really good at using the potty at home. Sometimes he uses a potty chair, and sometimes he requests that I help him sit...
  9. Potty Learning
    My daughter will be three in a few weeks. She is set to start school in September but must be fully potty savvy or she cannot attend. We love this school, older DS went there, so switching schools is not an option. We began introducing the potty 6 months ago. There has been ZERO progress. If...
  10. The Childhood Years
    My daughter, 5 years old, continually forgets to wipe. Or maybe she just doesn't wipe, and it's not a matter of forgetting. Anyway, she almost always has skids in her undies by the end of the day... sometimes she gets red, and I have to put diaper cream on her. She still has frequent pee...
  11. Potty Learning
    I'm running into an issue with my 2.5 year-old who is fairly well potty-trained. When out of the house, I usually have my 8 week-old in the Moby wrap (when awake, she doesn't tolerate the stroller long). My toddler will need to use the potty, and then I find myself managing that, i.e., lifting...
  12. Life with a Toddler
    What do you think about children reading while sitting on the toilet (i.e. toilet training, waiting to pee or poop)? I made books with my mother-in-law for this purpose for my toddlers, about the steps of going to the toilet, using it, washing hands etc. and I bought the "Potty Caddy" for...
  13. Potty Learning
    My son will turn three next week. We were going to start the Oh Crap! Potty training today. (http://www.jamieglowacki.com/) It begins with the child spending a few days naked and whenever they start to pee or poo putting them on the potty. Well, we have already failed. It is not even 8am and...
  14. Life with a Toddler
    Oh sigh, my 2.5 yo who is pretty much great at using the toilet, gave me a fun gift today for Mother's Day. We had all my family over for a nice lunch and DS was upstairs playing with his little cousin in his room. Between checks from adults, he made a "poop nest" on the floor, smeared it all in...
  15. Potty Learning
    Hi, I am in need of some advice. My DS is 3 (turned 3 in Feb.), and we've been potty training for about a year now. We have had our phases of great progress, and then our setbacks (involving travel or other disruptions). At this point he is pretty good about peeing in the potty, though there...
  16. Life with a Toddler
    I am trying to potty train my just turned 3-year-old. This has been an ongoing process, I think, since December now. Up until recently, we did not push the issue. Just slowly tried to get him on board. Well, he just doesn't get it yet. My DH got angry, kinda, at me recently because he thinks...
  17. Potty Learning
    My 3yo has been potty learning for a looong time. Too long. Several months of encouraging using the potty and trying to get him to "get it". He has been in undies all day except naps and night for 2 months now. Yet he never initiates a potty trip, generally refuses to go when we ask him if...
  18. Potty Learning
    Ok I know there are a few other short threads already but they're almost a year old. I was wondering if anyone's doing this method right now. I'm really excited to try it. But I have a couple obstacles. 1 is that DS (25 months) is still in a crib. I don't think I normally hear his "whines"...
  19. Elimination Communication
    Our little guy is almost 5 months old and we've been ECing for 2.5 months. Right now, I potty DS on the toilet, holding him between my legs. I've bought him a baby bjorn potty for Christmas and I'm just wondering when/how to start using it? He doesn't sit on his own yet but he's getting...
  20. Elimination Communication
    Can someone please list some good EC books and do a quick/simple rating of them? I'm interested in why you liked/disliked them, and which one you find "the best". (I've found a few at my library, but don't know which are better than others). Thanks!
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