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MRSMAMACOW
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5/2/13 12:16 P

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Thanks for the advice! My son is completely refusing to go potty for anything. He's obsessed with Mickey so I'm going to buy him some Mickey Mouse chonies and see if that helps. My mom said boys are so much harder. She said I was two and she just walked in on me in the bathroom one day- didn't have to do a thing. But my brother was afraid of the toilet and he was about 3. I just don't want my son to be like his cousin- who will be 5 this month and still uses binkies and just got potty trained a few months ago emoticon

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4/30/13 5:28 P

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I just wanted to update - Friday I stayed home and started to focus on my daughter's potty training. As suggested in the forum, I moved her potty seat to the living room since that is where we usually stay most of the time and only had an under wear on her. She evetnually took it off when she initially went potty and then didnt want to put it back on. I would have to say it was a great success! We only had 2 accidents the whole day, and I didnt even have to ask her to go potty, she would go on her own. We continued through out the weekend and even thoguh we had to go out a couple of times, she was able to stay dry and would tell us she had to go. I did have to put a diaper on when she took her nap, and at night, but through out the day she has done awesome! I thank everyone for the wonderful tips and I am so excitred we have made it this far!


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4/24/13 10:09 P

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I forgot to update! I think DS might be fully potty trained! It really worked to have him run around at home with nothing on from the waist down. I was worried that he would be peeing on the floor or something, but to my surprise, he actually used the potty. I had the potty chair in the living room. This worked out well, and DS actually put the potty chair back in the bathroom on his own. Sometimes he uses the potty chair and sometimes he uses the toilet but he is totally in underwear now. He is still using a pull-up at bed time, but that's another thing to work on. Good luck!


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4/22/13 11:43 A

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We started potty training my son at two and half and it took him until he was close to 3 and a half to be potty trained. That was just like a light switch clicked on and one day he started going. My daughter ont eh other hand is 2 and half and we have been trying since she was 2. She too does not care if she is wet or dirty. She has just now started to let us know when she has pooped and she is occassionally telling us when she is wet.

We are trying the sticker/rewards charts with her. As we have found with our son (we are doing behavior charts with him) It actually helps to have the rewards on hand and displayed where they can see it and know what they are trying to earn. She loves to watch movies so we let he pick a couple of $5 cartoon dvds and have them on the mantel for her to earn. It has helped a little, but not much.

So if anyone has any other ideas please post. I am defintiely keeping an eye on this forum.



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4/17/13 9:25 P

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I will let you know! The potty chair will be moving back into the bathroom lol.


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4/16/13 1:07 P

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Great idea. Although I'd love to hear back from you as to how things go when you move the potty back to the bathroom. Unless of course you plan on keeping it in the living room for a while. :)

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4/16/13 11:37 A

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Totally understandable! My son is 4...and he's still working on the whole potty training thing. But I finally decided on Sunday to try a "bare bottom day." No pull-up, underwear, pants...bare bottom. And I moved his potty chair to the living room. I was totally nervous about it thinking oh great I'm going to have a ton of messes to clean up, but to my surprise, he was going to the potty without being prompted. So far, this seems to be helping him. It might work for you, too. :)


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4/15/13 11:55 A

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Hi, all. This thread just made me feel so normal. My son is 3 yrs 3 mos. We did the three day training when he was about 2 1/2. He did great with pee but never has liked to poop in the potty. Then my husband and I separated (trust me it was necessary) and we moved, and he really regressed. He does great at school with his peers, but at home he will pee or poop in his pants and despite what everyone says, he has no problem being wet or dirty in his undies and pants and just keeps on playing. I am going to use some of the tactics you all posted here and see if we can get back on track. It has been 4 months since the separation/move.

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4/15/13 7:43 A

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My daughter is the same way. She will go in spurts where she is not using a pull up at all and then she will out of the blue refuse to use the potty! She just turned 3 in March and we have been dealing with this for easily 6-7 months now.


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4/14/13 1:58 P

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Hi there! My son seemed ready at two then he just lost all interest? The day he turned 3 I told him that he was officially "a big boy" and we were throwing out diapers. We haven't looked back once..... For peeing . But for his bowel movements he demands a pull up and privacy.... The pediatrician said it was normal so I am hoping by3 .5 he goes poopy on potty? One thing I've learned is that they do all things in their own time? Haven't heard of too may kids wearing diapers in kinder garden? Who knows they are just amazing little people?


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3/28/13 12:28 P

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I just trained my 23 month old. This lady is awesome - you should check her out!

ohcrappottytraining.com/

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3/18/13 1:37 P

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I am having the same issues! I have a daughter who turned 3 in November. We have been going at this for a while. She showed signs early, tried, went, then quit. She does this all the time. We will have her stay dry for a few days, then she just wont go anymore! We only use diapers at bedtime because she still goes heavily while she sleeps. She just does not care if she is wet or poopy or anything! She will tell us (Sometimes) when she needs to go, but wont tell her daycare lady (who she loves so much) or anyone else but my son! not even dad! I have tried stickers, candy, toys, t.v. everything! She will do it for a little while and quit! I could use some advise also! I have a son who was a piece of cake to potty train and everyone told me boys were hard!

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3/9/13 4:05 P

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My eldest girl is 4 and we are still having issues with potty training. She doesn't mind being wet, and will just not tell us if she has an accident. I have put her back in a pull up for a while my own sanity and to try to come up with a different idea. I have tried asking her why she does not want to go to the toilet, but she just tells me she doesn't know. We have also tried rewards of all kinds, and she has stayed dry for up to 10 days, but then it is as if she decides she can't be bothered any more. It is so nice to know we are not alone in this. If you come up with any great ideas I would love to hear from you.

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do you still have diapers around? as soon as he has an accident do you immediately put a diaper on? we did this and once I took the diapers away and let him clean himself up and clean his own mess, he did not like being dirty. the first accident he asked if we were going to put on a diaper. after the 2nd time he realized we were not going to use diapers anymore. he took to the potty within a day after this. a lot of times it isn't becuase they are not ready it is a power thing. they know we want them to train very badly, this gives them power over us. by taking the diapers away, we took that power away, becuase he hated being wet. he has been potty trained fully and at night for 8 months now.

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3/8/13 3:51 P

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I am finding the same issues and my son will be 4 at the end of this month,!!!!!!! We started trying to train at 2 and a half and he just refuses any part of it, he will occasionally y sit on the toilet but nothing happens when he gets off the toilet he goes in his pants....we have tried stickers, marbles, candy, pretty much everything I can think of. We have even now got to the point that even when he goes in his pants it is a struggle to get in into the bathroom to change unless he pees. Let moe know if you have any success and what works for you perhaps you will have success with some idea I haven't thought of


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3/5/13 8:05 P

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Thanks so much for all the reply's. I guess I'll have to try different tactics to see which one works best. I think I'll start with the stickers and toys. He love's when he gets little toys so maybe that will work. Ahhhh...I can't wait until I don't have to buy diapers anymore.
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3/5/13 1:12 P

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We did a sticker chart when we potty trained my son. Every time he peed in the potty, he got 1 sticker. When he pooped he got 2 stickers. We had a chart and when he filled up a row, we took him to the dollar store and he got to pick out 1 thing. We gave him the money to take up to the register and he was allowed to pay for it all by himself. He felt really cool doing this and wanted to keep doing it. When he filled the whole sheet of the sticker chart, we took him to Walmart so that he could pick out a bigger prize (like $5-10). This worked for us.

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my son started showing signs of being ready for potty training when he was 2. we tried to get him to use it, but he decided to use that as a power struggle. after about 4 more months,
he knew every time he had to go. he would tell us as he was going. So, we just made him go on the little potty every time. we only had our youngest daughter's pink potty at the time, he did not like it. So, he decided to become a big boy and use the big potty. after a couple more months he was getting himself on the potty all by himself. he has been potty trained for 8 months at night as well. we kept a diaper on him at night for a week, but he didn't like them anymore, so we just stopped. he had a few accidents, but decided that he hated getting his big boy underwear wet. sometimes they are using the potty training as a power thing, they know they can control it. we didn't give him a choice. we quit buying diapers and once he knew we were not going to buy anymore, he realized that the power struggle was over.

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3/4/13 9:59 P

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I potty trained 3 boys and I found the biggest thing was them getting over the fear of pooping in the toilet. Here are Some of the things I did. Have them watch you dump the poop out of the diaper into the toilet and have them flush it and say goodbye to it. Sounds silly, but effective. I used rewards incentives like buying them a new toy they wanted after the 1st potty poop. I would also sit them on the toilet for a while and read a book to them to distract them. (Watch for their cues that they might be starting to poop to time this right.) Also would ask them to try to make a fart noise with their bum. They would find this funny and actually might poop instead. Usually once you get past the 1st or 2nd potty poop- it's smooth sailing. Of course you have to make a great bid deal out of their accomplishment too! Good luck!


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Hello! I did the 3 day training method..it's not perfect, but it really got my son on the right track and it took ~6 more months for him to be urinating consistently in the potty. I started when he was 2 1/2..he's 3 now and still not pooping in the potty..I think it will prob be 6 more months. For boys, it just takes time. Lower your expectations and things will be lovely! I always say, there are very few 21yr olds in diapers!! Good luck and fell free to ask me any questions!


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3/4/13 9:10 P

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HELP!!!!! I'm wanting to start potty training my son but it's not going so well. He's aware of when he goes #2 because in recent weeks he has started to go behind the couch to go so no one can see him. (he has his diaper on) When he's done I ask if he went and he says no. LOL Anyway, I read that I should get him on the potty like every hour to see if he'll go but he wants no part of it. I don't want to force him but I really think he should be learning. Any ideas on making this process a little easier?
BTW he'll be 3 in June.
Thanks.

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