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Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22228 posts
Jun 1st '11
Quoting Colton's Mom:" My son is 2 1/2 yrs old and yet he won't take the the time to try to use the potty I have tried to show ... [snip!] ... diaper. But he is wearing pull ups and he does lets me know if he went pooped or when he went pee is that a good start off??"


Yes, good start.



Each kid is different as to when they know they are ready...just keep trying with low pressure.

Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22228 posts
Jun 1st '11
Quoting laura+2:" My two and a half year old little man had been doing really well peeing and pooping in the potty....I ... [snip!] ... jar and told him every time he uses the toilet he can get a snack but that hasn't worked either....what's going on? :[ help!"


Totally normal regression!



My LO did that after being trained for 5 months. We had to take a 2 month break and try again. He's doing wonderfully now because of it.

Gone 17 kids; Miami, FL, United States 15414 posts
Jun 1st '11

Hi Everyone!



I'm so excited that I am actually able to post in here now.



My son Anthony is 19 months old. We bought a potty about two months ago when he was 17 months old and sat it next to the big potty after he started showing a lot of interest in the big potty. We didn't start potty training at all but just left it there for him to check it out and he sat on it a lot with his clothes on, especially while I would pee.



I've been watching a 20 month old girl who I'm potty training and she goes about 3-4 times a day just with me and then with her parents too . I think that has been one of the major things that has made him much more interested recently, she tells him to come watch her and tries to get him to sit on it :lol:



Today when we were eating dinner he pointed at himself and said "mommy, pee pee, potty?" so I brought him in and he sat on it but only one drop came out (still more than ever before). He got up and said all done so I didn't push it but then about a minute later went back in and went pee pee, a lot!



I was SO excited!



The only bad news is that our potty isn't big enough or something :(. When he sits on it his pee pee hangs over the top instead of in the potty :(. If I put him on it myself ALL the way back then it just barely goes in the potty but if he sits on it himself it always goes over the top. When he peed, it ended up going all near his toes and he stood up quickly and slipped in it (which I hope didn't scare him out of doing it again). I need tons of advice on a better potty that won't cause this problem!

Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22228 posts
Jun 1st '11
Quoting Anthony's Mommy ♥:" Hi Everyone! I'm so excited that I am actually able to post in here now. My son Anthony is 19 months ... [snip!] ... (which I hope didn't scare him out of doing it again). I need tons of advice on a better potty that won't cause this problem!"


We had better luck with an insert...just the doughnut shape that sits on top of the regular potty...

laura+3.0 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 14731 posts
Jun 1st '11
Quoting Mom of a Genius:" Totally normal regression! My LO did that after being trained for 5 months. We had to take a 2 month break and try again. He's doing wonderfully now because of it."


I hope we don't take a long break like that :[ but I'd rather do that then try to force him and end up prolonging the whole potty training process. Ohhhh the joys of toddlers! lol.

A Star Eden 3 kids; Chicago, Illinois 302 posts
Jun 2nd '11

When they are ready, they are ready. All the rewards/toys/etc will only encourage them to actually USE (practice) the potty but beyond that it's all up to them. And disruptions (for example travel) can put them ahead or behind only to regress when you're back home.

Gone 17 kids; Miami, FL, United States 15414 posts
Jun 2nd '11
Quoting Mom of a Genius:" We had better luck with an insert...just the doughnut shape that sits on top of the regular potty..."


Anthony doesn't like the big potty at all :( he loves to flush it for me and tell me to go on it but I tried to lift him up a few times and put him on it and he says "all done!" over and over and I just put him back down and we left it at that and went and did another activity because I didn't want to push it.

Chicago Mayflower Mommy Due March 16; 20 kids; Arizona 1986 posts
Jun 2nd '11

My son has used the potty (he turned 3 in January) on his own a few times, including in daycare, but we just can't seem to get him to potty train. We've tried treats and everything online but so far, nothing works...I guess we'll have to wait until he's ready. HAHA!

A Star Eden 3 kids; Chicago, Illinois 302 posts
Jun 3rd '11

yeah with my first I started with him before he was two, spend tons of time and money on all sorts of treats, games, prizes, stickers, bullseyes... It went back and forth. First he would get the poo in the potty okay... then he would get the pee right (but not the poo). Back and forth. We went on vacation a few times and he finally was potty trained, or so I thought, but then we'd get back home and I'd discover nasty poo on the ground in the middle of the living room. He finally got it when he was about 3... I really think it's because HE was ready. Then we kept the pull up on during nights for about 4-5 more months, and after that he didn't need anything at night (but I would put waterproof bed sheets under the mattress just in case for a while - you know the ones older people would use).



As for the best potty seat cover (in response to Anthony's Mommy's post), this is it: The Best Potty Seat Trainer (it's the bjorn potty seat trainer and it's amazing b/c it does not shift, and it fits perfectly making it seem like it's part of the bigger potty!)

MamaOf3BlueEyedCuties Due February 22 (boy); TTC since May 2014; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Lebo, Kansas 2642 posts
Jun 3rd '11
Quoting Mom of a Genius:" Oh, a sticker chart?! How does that work? Darwin loooooooves stickers -- but he loves to put them ... [snip!] ... but he loves to put them all over his body. Then he takes them off one by one, and of course a couple end up in his mouth. :?"


we are starting potty training with my daughter she is almost 14mo simply because she will not keep her diaper on lol we are going to use a sticker chart for her 1 sticker for peepee and 2 for poopy. she went peepee on her potty lastnight i was super excited

fkg USA 1 posts
Jun 3rd '11

hello everyone, i am new here and didn't read much. i just wanted to let everyone know about this new potty training pants i found. it is called Under Wonderwears. I use the Night Trainer for my daughter and they hold up great! and I use the Advanced Trainer for when we go out and stuff. they have velcro sides so when my stubborn little girl poopies in them, i don't have the messy legs! they are great because they are just like regular undies but with velcro! my daugher loves them and doesn't want to mess them up, so she is using the potty more often! i love them and wanted to share. they are affordable too! i only paid $15. ea. which is great when you compare them to some others that don't even open for $20! Check out this site y'all, you'll love them! www.underwonderwears.com good luck!!!:D

liddy Due November 11; 1 child; Australia 27 posts
Jun 6th '11

Ok ladies, i would REALLY appreciate some help here, especially from ppl who hav overcome the same problem as i am now encountering. I hav a 2.9 yr old who we hav been attemptin to potty train since january (its now up to 6 months of relentless training). She has the option of her own potty, and we hav recently got a step stool n top for the big toilet as we are having no luck with the kids potty. she understands wot a wee, n poo is, she tells me if she needs to do one, but, she will not do ANYTHING on the potty. she wears knickers now, n only has nappies for bed time (she doesnt even need em for nap time). She will hold her wee's and poo's alll day till i put her nite time nappy on (doesnt go n until she is in bed already). we hav tried the no pants method, we hav tried the wet pants that teach em the difference, she sits on the potty for 5 to 10 mins no problem, we sing to her on the potty, read to her, to try and relax her. she drinks heaps of fluids all day, shes just a friggen sponge, we dont know where it goes, she can walk round in her knickers all day and not hav an accident at all. she just WILL NOT do a thing on the potty. we really need her trained in the nxt 20 weeks coz im expecting #2 and we cant afford 2 full time nappy bills. im really over this potty training thing, its exhausting, even her kindy teachers are out of ideas. so PLEASE PLEASE help me. im at my wits end. Oh n the whole rewards chart thing, dont really work unless u can actually put a stick on it. ya cant put one on if u dont do anything. lol

Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22228 posts
Jun 6th '11
Quoting liddy:" Ok ladies, i would REALLY appreciate some help here, especially from ppl who hav overcome the same problem ... [snip!] ... rewards chart thing, dont really work unless u can actually put a stick on it. ya cant put one on if u dont do anything. lol"


Yikes! That's a right mess there.



I can only suggest keeping at it - reminding her it's not safe to hold it all day. Maybe up the anti on rewards if she does go? Like if she uses the potty twice in a day (with the goal of working up to 4 times a day) then she gets X reward. Food? Toy? Movie? And if she goes Z days using the potty X times then she gets a super awesome reward. Dinner out? Activity? Pool? New outfit?

NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
Jun 10th '11
Quoting liddy:" Ok ladies, i would REALLY appreciate some help here, especially from ppl who hav overcome the same problem ... [snip!] ... rewards chart thing, dont really work unless u can actually put a stick on it. ya cant put one on if u dont do anything. lol"


stop giving her nappies at night, take them away completely. If she has accidents have her help you clean up. Rewards never worked for my daughter, discipline did though.

lucie1234 Due August 8; 2 kids; United Kingdom 107 posts
Jun 25th '11
Quoting Better Than YOU:" my daughter is 2 and i dont know where to start. ive tried potty training pullups and ive tried letting ... [snip!] ... around with nothing on and she peed on the floor. everytime i put her on the potty she tries to get off of it and runs around."

my daughter is 2yrs and 4 months and i have to say she is the same , she wouldnt sit on a potty as it was to hard for her bottom so we got her a cushion seat that goes on our toilet, and yet she has only had a poo on it once , she refuses to sit on it for to long as it sticks to her bottom , she wears pull ups and still keeps trying to get off the toilet and prefers to go in the pull up . im tryin to potty train her before her baby brother or sister arrives in november as dont want to buy 2 lots of nappies as thats expensive, i tell her that she must tell me when she needs the toilet but she says ok mummy and then does it in her pull ups,ive put her in knickers so she can feel what its like to be wet she has an accident but this doesnt bother her. i think she is not quite ready so my advice would be to wait until she is 2.5 years old which for me is only 2 months and by then my daughter may have a better understanding.