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Just-the-3-of-us 34 kids; Ontario 326 posts
12th Apr '11
Quoting Mom of a Genius:" Grill the daycare on how they handle potty training? Find out what they do different? If they really ... [snip!] ... I also have the ability to bribe him -- "if you want.......then go potty" and it works. But daycare didn't have that option."


Thank you... I have now pulled her out of the daycare because of a couple of issues and shes almost completely day trained! We've bin in underwearfor 4 hrs so far, for nap were guna put a pull up on) then go back to undies when she gets up! Sooo excited.
They werent giving her an option at all, if she couldn't hold it til it was convenient for them (one of their "alotted times"), theyd stick her in a diaper.

Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22226 posts
12th Apr '11
Quoting Three+1:" Thank you... I have now pulled her out of the daycare because of a couple of issues and shes almost ... [snip!] ... at all, if she couldn't hold it til it was convenient for them (one of their "alotted times"), theyd stick her in a diaper."


Well best of luck - I hope this works out for both of you

PEEPSRSTRANGE [PWRITOJ] 2 kids; Orlando, Florida 10409 posts
12th Apr '11

Hi all! :) My son just turned 2 and I've decided to give the 3 day potty training a try. I plan to start the first of May. He is familiar with the potty chair and seems to somewhat grasp the concept. However, today I discovered he wants nothing to do with pooping in it. I noticed he was scouting out a place to poop so I hurried to put him on the chair. Boy, was that a mistake! He flipped out and insisted on pooping in his diaper. Any ideas to help get him over that fear before we start the 3 day training?

PEEPSRSTRANGE [PWRITOJ] 2 kids; Orlando, Florida 10409 posts
12th Apr '11

One more question.....He never wakes up from a nap dry, doesn't seem to care if he's in a dirty/wet diaper, and other than all the cool characters on his underwear, he didn't care one way or the other to wear them. Those are the only things on the check list that he's lacking. Do you think those are big factors in being ready?

Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22226 posts
12th Apr '11
Quoting PEEPSRSTRANGE [PWRITOJ]:" One more question.....He never wakes up from a nap dry, doesn't seem to care if he's in a dirty/wet diaper, ... [snip!] ... to wear them. Those are the only things on the check list that he's lacking. Do you think those are big factors in being ready?"


I think the not caring if he's wet/dirty is a biggie.




As for the poop and flipping out thing...I'm not sure. My LO didn't have that hurdle. Maybe try "Everybody Poops"? Or, maybe he doesn't like the position the potty puts him in to poo. My LO had to use assistance of a warm bath for what felt like for evaaah.

I ♥ my girls! Colorado 5967 posts
15th Apr '11

I need some help please!! My 2 year old loves to sit on the potty but doesn't want to do anything loves waring the big girl panties. But it is turning into a game to her!! She tells me that she needs to go poop on the potty but just runs around. Its starting to just anger me. What else can I do?!?

Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22226 posts
15th Apr '11
Quoting I ♥ my girls!:" I need some help please!! My 2 year old loves to sit on the potty but doesn't want to do anything loves ... [snip!] ... She tells me that she needs to go poop on the potty but just runs around. Its starting to just anger me. What else can I do?!? "


Whenever she says she has to go, put her on the potty while at the same time explaining how happy you are she's doing well BUUUUT, the potty for pooping and peeing. If you don't really have to go, that's okay, but we cannot play on the potty.



And, remember, if you are getting angry and she's not following thru, then it might just not be "the time."

I ♥ my girls! Colorado 5967 posts
15th Apr '11
Quoting Mom of a Genius:" Whenever she says she has to go, put her on the potty while at the same time explaining how happy you ... [snip!] ... on the potty. And, remember, if you are getting angry and she's not following thru, then it might just not be "the time.""

ok thank you!! should I get more pull ups or use the training panties

Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22226 posts
15th Apr '11
Quoting I ♥ my girls!:" ok thank you!! should I get more pull ups or use the training panties"


we had much better success with nakedness, second best success with just regular ole undies, and equally disappointing success with Gerber training pants and pull ups.



...each kid is different, so it's hard to say. Pull ups are transitional diapers.

I ♥ my girls! Colorado 5967 posts
15th Apr '11
Quoting Mom of a Genius:" we had much better success with nakedness, second best success with just regular ole undies, and equally ... [snip!] ... with Gerber training pants and pull ups. ...each kid is different, so it's hard to say. Pull ups are transitional diapers."


she likes the pull ups due to the princesses on them doesn't notice if she is wet tho. We will try the nakedness again!! Is there any good books that I should look at?!?

Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22226 posts
15th Apr '11
Quoting I ♥ my girls!:" she likes the pull ups due to the princesses on them doesn't notice if she is wet tho. We will try the nakedness again!! Is there any good books that I should look at?!?"


Take your pick from post #1 :) There's adult books and kiddo books.



And you can always get her regular undies with princesses on them -- the drippy wet from soiled undies helps training far more than soaked up soil from a pull up.

I ♥ my girls! Colorado 5967 posts
15th Apr '11
Quoting Mom of a Genius:" Take your pick from post #1 :) There's adult books and kiddo books. And you can always get her regular ... [snip!] ... undies with princesses on them -- the drippy wet from soiled undies helps training far more than soaked up soil from a pull up."


I so didn't think about that!! Thank you so much!!!

Kellianne Birchler 4 kids; New Jersey 3 posts
17th Apr '11

I talk to my pedi- and he said children should not start potty training until 3.. I felt my daughter Jessica 23months was ready because she tole me she was in a dirty diaper- but still not going on the potty!!!

MamaSpokidokes 1 child; Colorado 7059 posts
17th Apr '11
Quoting Kellianne Birchler:" I talk to my pedi- and he said children should not start potty training until 3.. I felt my daughter ... [snip!] ... felt my daughter Jessica 23months was ready because she tole me she was in a dirty diaper- but still not going on the potty!!!"


thats... interestiong.. i was always under the impression its whenever you feel the child is ready

Gage&Blades Mommy Due March 20; 2 kids; Ontario 37 posts
17th Apr '11

so i got a almost 3 years old son that still not potty train he is really really busy and kinda goes pee but mostly in his diaper then want to go to the washroom any one got tips to help me