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When my DS was 5-6 months old, I started holding him over the sink, cuing him to pee, and then rediapering him. I did this about every hour to hour and a half. He started holding his poops for when I would take him. We got out of it due to extensive travel, and never being in the same place for more than a few days.<br><br>
Now he is 17 months old - he recognizes what going to the bathroom is - when we go to the bathroom (DH or I), he signs and makes the cue sound we use. Sometimes, he will pee when I hold him over the toilet. Recently, he has started making the sound and sign out of nowhere. I take him to the toilet, nothing happens - and he ends up peeing on the floor after I set him down. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
So.... do you think he is ready? I bought him a little potty chair, and he basically refuses to use it; I think he prefers the toilet! I let him run around nakey-bum this morning to watch and see what happens, but he is literally peeing every 5 minutes. I clean up one mess in time to turn around and clean up another.<br><br>
Advice, help, tips? Should I start going back to what I did with him at 6 months old?<br><br>
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My dd is 20 months. I'm no expert on this topic, but I can share a little about what we are doing. I've been doing some of the "pre-potty learning" things that are mentioned in the No Cry Potty Training Solution. I basically think dd is becoming more familiar with the potty, rather than "going for it" all at once. I'm not sure if this is the right approach, but it seems to be working a little so far.<br><br>
We started at about 16 months doing storytime on the potty before bedtime. Gradually from there, I've been adding more potty "activities."<br><br>
My dd likes her potty chairs. At first, she would sit on it with her diaper on. As she's become more familiar with it, we take her diaper off. We have two, one in her bedroom and one in the family room. Basically, anytime she wants to read books, I sit her on the potty, usually with her diaper off. If she asks to sit on the potty, on she goes. If she says anything about pee or pooh, on she goes.<br><br>
Also, I've been doing more diaper changes with her standing up by the potty. When her diaper is off, I ask her if she wants to sit on the potty. She usually says yes.<br><br>
Basically, we are taking it slow. There have been times when she's peed two or more times a day, and then we go through a "dry period." There have been some days when I've let her go "nakie bum" all day, and I actually think they were stressful rather stressful for her, so we're taking the slow approach.<br><br>
You might consider one or two times a day that work good for you to do some "potty activities" and add from there. Good luck!
 

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I'm in a similar boat as you, I tried ecing part-time for ds from 6-12 months and something happened at 12 months where he didn't like to go anymore. Over the past couple months we have been teaching him what pee and poop is, and letting him watch us go. He is interested in sitting on the potty again and this week I have started setting him on there a few times a day, but the only one that we catch so far is the morning pee. I would say your lo is interested and to try to start with a slow approach, if you try full force, it may scare him off. I have figured we are no longer in the ecing age and we are now pling, so it should be approached more differently than before as I now have a somewhat independent and stubborn toddler, kwim? Good luck
 

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Hmmm..... easing into it, huh? I guess that would make it easier! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But he has run around nakey-bum before; I just found it odd that this day he was peeing every 5 minutes.<br><br>
He does like sitting on the potty - I sat him on it the other day, and then gave him a magazine. I turned around to put some stuff in the dryer, and he had peed in that time. So, maybe reading on the potty really is the way to go! Goodness knows my DH does it enough. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I think I may try something similar to what I was doing when he was younger - just take him to the potty every hour or so. If he goes, he goes. If not, then that is ok. And then re-diaper him during that time. When he is getting better about going, maybe we can try some more nakey time.
 
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