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Mer is a Douchebag TTC since Dec 1999; 1 child; Bald Knob, Arkansas 72416 posts
16th Nov '09
Quoting Ryder&Spencer'sMommy:“ I started introducing Ry to pting when I was pg with Spenc. (about 22 mo)I would put him on the toilet ... [snip!] ... regressed) I worked with him until he really seemed ready to pt. His teacher worked with me too, which made it easier i'm sure.”
New Leaf Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22197 posts
16th Nov '09
Quoting Mer is a Mean Girl:
Mer is a Douchebag TTC since Dec 1999; 1 child; Bald Knob, Arkansas 72416 posts
16th Nov '09
Quoting Animal Guardian:“ Welcome! We've still got just random words on our end. He communicates well by pointing and shaking his head no, etc...but he's not too interested in verbal communication. :?”



Mer is a Douchebag TTC since Dec 1999; 1 child; Bald Knob, Arkansas 72416 posts
16th Nov '09
Quoting Animal Guardian:“ Well, does that mean that making them clean up their own mess is bad too? There's a fine line with ... [snip!] ... need to get clean. For some, a shower is quicker/easier. So -- what's wrong with not making it a fun/warm/pleasing shower?”


Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
16th Nov '09

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make a huge deal whenever he peed. <-- did he start peeing at 22 months, or did it take time before he realized he should pee?

I started at 7mo pg. He started peeing. I used the same phrase with him as I did when I had to help pt my nieces. 'use your stomach muscles & push'



Till I actually had S thats all I did though. I would put him on the toilet when I changed his diaper in the morning & before bath at night. <-- How much time elapsed? Meaning, did you start early in the pregnancy or towards the end?


I started towards the end. I knew I wasnt going to have him out of diapers before the baby came.



I would flush his poop down the toilet & we would say bye-bye boo-boo (poop). We did this for about 6 weeks. <-- Did he decide on his own to poop in the potty after 6 weeks, or did you suggest it after six weeks and it just worked?

When I told him to use his muscles one he pooped, suprising us both. Thats when I made the huge deal & started flushing everytime.



I remembered reading in a book that a cold shower might help. <-- Interesting. I hadn't heard of this one before. Do you remember which book by chance?

No I dont, I was in the bookstore. My aunt also did the same thing with her 4yo (years&years ago) when I was babysitting.

Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
16th Nov '09
Quoting Mer is a Mean Girl:
Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
16th Nov '09
Quoting Mer is a Mean Girl:
Mer is a Douchebag TTC since Dec 1999; 1 child; Bald Knob, Arkansas 72416 posts
16th Nov '09
Quoting Ryder&Spencer'sMommy:“ It was a regression, I didnt start out that way. The shower was not cold, just cool. Not a warm fun shower but a matter of fact you made a mess, you clean it up. ”



Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
16th Nov '09
Quoting Mer is a Mean Girl:
Nichole+3 {O08} 3 kids; St Louis, Missouri 951 posts
16th Nov '09

I am by far no expert... but what I did try was giving one m&m for potty and two for poop. I had my girls potty trained right after their second birthdays. My son just turned a year old Sept 29 and I have started putting him on the potty just so he is used to sitting on it. He will point to it and sit on it but he has yet to make the connection, he's still very young though. I did get him to pee twice, purely accidental on his part, and I praised him like crazy!

Mer is a Douchebag TTC since Dec 1999; 1 child; Bald Knob, Arkansas 72416 posts
16th Nov '09
Quoting Ryder&Spencer'sMommy:“ Verbalizing how disappointed you are is punishment.:?::?: So I should always tell him nothing he did is wrong?”


{Noah & Lucas' Mommy} 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Nebraska 46991 posts
16th Nov '09
Quoting Mer is a Mean Girl:
{Noah & Lucas' Mommy} 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Nebraska 46991 posts
16th Nov '09
Quoting Mer is a Mean Girl:
Nichole+3 {O08} 3 kids; St Louis, Missouri 951 posts
16th Nov '09

I have a three year old daughter that regressed after I had another baby... no way would I ever go to extremes about punishing it though. It is very common for children to regress even if there is no real reason for it. We just started to do a sticker chart and hung it on the side of our vanity and if she did good she got a sticker and if she had an accident we put on a sad face.

Summer lovin' 2 kids; Michigan 57412 posts
16th Nov '09
Quoting Ryder&Spencer'sMommy: