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11th Jul '13

My son will only wear pink- specifically princess pull-ups, not even the ones with the monsters inc characters on them.



Well, insurance just approved covering pull-ups, but not pull-up brand. They are medical supplies, and they are blue with boy designs. The pharmacy only uses the same packs for girls too, I called and asked.



So we are heading for some terrible screaming fits if I don't come up with a solution to our problem. You might think- just make him wear them. But he screams, cries, kicks, punches about this and the last time I tried he had a screaming fit for 3 hours and still was not okay wearing them. So far I have them in our diaper basket because we're almost out of the last box I bought- a few more days left. And I am not going to go buy any pink ones when I have 200 perfectly fine ones that just happen to be the wrong color.



ETA ideas to make them pretty.

GavinsMomJohnnysWife 2 kids; Texas 2789 posts
11th Jul '13

Maybe let him decorate them with stickers??

Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 20543 posts
11th Jul '13

Maybe let him pick out some "diaper covers" (aka, panties or underwear) so he can't see the design underneath? That's all I got. I hope it goes well.

Good Queen Bess 2 kids; Ontario 45938 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting GavinsMomJohnnysWife:" Maybe let him decorate them with stickers??"


I agree with this. Either with stickers or crayons. Let him draw his own princesses.

MamaTay[Kennedi] 1 child; Greenville, Texas 4457 posts
11th Jul '13

Is he ready to potty train completely? Could give him the option of wearing pull ups the wrong color OR underwear he can pick out, but he has to use the potty?
Would that work? Thats the best suggestion I have! How old is he?

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
11th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting GavinsMomJohnnysWife:</b>" Maybe let him decorate them with stickers??"</blockquote>




Actually, that's not a bad idea. We could do a craft session to decorate enough for a day or two at a time.

user banned Due October 22 (boy); 17 kids; Dildo, 4998 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting GavinsMomJohnnysWife:" Maybe let him decorate them with stickers??"


:!:
Or color them with pink markers? Or both - pink markers and princess stickers!

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
11th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MamaTay[Kennedi]:</b>" Is he ready to potty train completely? Could give him the option of wearing pull ups the wrong color ... [snip!] ... OR underwear he can pick out, but he has to use the potty? Would that work? Thats the best suggestion I have! How old is he?"</blockquote>




He wants to be potty trained. He'll be 4 in Sept. but he has special needs and muscle coordination problems that make it hard for him. Plus, GI issues that don't help the situation. We try, and some days he won't wear panties but doesn't have hardly any accidents. And then other days he wears panties and pees and poops and just can't do it no matter how hard he tries.



Most kids will hide when they need to go to the bathroom but he'll just poop in the middle of a room with a bunch of people and stare at you while he makes poop faces. And he gets really embarrassed. He really can't help it.



We're hoping he is fully potty trained by 5.. I'm hoping for earlier but it could take longer too.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
11th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ladee+Grant+Lilly:</b>" Maybe let him pick out some "diaper covers" (aka, panties or underwear) so he can't see the design underneath? That's all I got. I hope it goes well. "</blockquote>




He picked hello kitty panties. But he won't wear them over. He is so picky! Drives me crazy!

Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 20543 posts
11th Jul '13
Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ladee+Grant+Lilly:</b>" Maybe let him pick out some "diaper ... [snip!] ... goes well. "</blockquote> He picked hello kitty panties. But he won't wear them over. He is so picky! Drives me crazy!"


Oh man. Then the stickers and markers seem to be the best bet. I think he would enjoy it being a crafty project he gets to do with you every few days, like special mom-son time.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
11th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting speaktruth2powr:</b>" I agree with this. Either with stickers or crayons. Let him draw his own princesses."</blockquote>




I like that idea. Both!

MamaTay[Kennedi] 1 child; Greenville, Texas 4457 posts
11th Jul '13

Well, atleast you're trying! I wish you the best of luck. My DSS wasn't potty trained til he was almost 4. But that was because of a lot of emotional trauma and his mom was lazy. We lived in a different state at the time.

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
11th Jul '13

I would suggest letting him decorate them as well.. Our son wouldnt wear training pants unless they were a specific kind as well.



But do encourage him to wear his hello kitties and try to go potty..have you tried a reward chart? Stickers and dollar toys is how we finally did it. He got a sticker for pee, two for poop. We started with a goal of 5 stickers, went to 10 and so on. We made it super positive and started with timers when we first started getting the hang of it.



You can let him pick out his own potty seat, its a great start.



My son still cant go alone but he is trained! Its much better..we are working towards a goal of more confidence and thats all that matters. In order for my son to get trained I had to build his confidence first. Lots of accidents happen, lots of good tries, lots of next times! But hey, we did it.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
11th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting j0des(+2):</b>" I would suggest letting him decorate them as well.. Our son wouldnt wear training pants unless they were ... [snip!] ... I had to build his confidence first. Lots of accidents happen, lots of good tries, lots of next times! But hey, we did it."</blockquote>




We've done all that. Sometimes he flat out refuses to even sit or stand and try. But, we've made huge strides. He is the kind of kid- his way or no way. I encourage him to at least try several times a day. It's hard when he just gets done trying and as we're walking our the bathroom door or left a few minutes prior and he's pooping or peeing in the door way, in the hall or whatever and we just turn back around and take a quick shower. I have never shamed him or got upset. I know he doesn't mean too. It's really frustrating though and I have to keep a positive attitude when he's pulling up on his pants and won't let me remove the gross ones. It's like dude, I know you like these pants/ shorts whatever, but we have to change. And then he cries and cries because if he's not willing to do it of his own I have to force him because I'm not letting him keep them on. I can handle dirty clothes/ shorts from dirt or food as long as they aren't wet until bedtime. No way on toilet clothes though. He'll get there just taking time :) at least he knows what it is and has a desire. KWIM?

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
11th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♫ boobook ♫:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting j0des(+2):</b>" I would suggest letting him decorate them as ... [snip!] ... No way on toilet clothes though. He'll get there just taking time :) at least he knows what it is and has a desire. KWIM?"</blockquote>




I know all about the his way or no way deal..my sons that way. My son has several days that he refuses to change his clothes. Its like they are his second skin! One day with potty training..it just clicked and he didnt want to be messy anymore..then it was another can of worms when he had accidents. I know it can be frustrating..but its great that youre keeping it positive! And hey..my kids muscular issues make it hard for him to pull up his pants so I have to do it. Hoping therapy is going to start helping him with that.



Its all little big steps..one day at a time. Atleast the desire there..thats a start. Best of luck though :)