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poop12345 blah blah blah, ri, United States 26295 posts
11th Jan '10
Quoting Aydennsma:
poop12345 blah blah blah, ri, United States 26295 posts
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Quoting .o
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Quoting .::Mamma::.:
poop12345 blah blah blah, ri, United States 26295 posts
11th Jan '10
Quoting ♥ CKC06 ♥:
Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103997 posts
11th Jan '10

'Fathead keeps telling me she has to pee, and goes and sits on the potty, but doesn't do anything. Just sits there for a few minutes then says she's done.



I'm hoping she's close. But i don't want to push her

Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
11th Jan '10

She's in cloth diaps right?

I would really start after the baby is here. She will most likely want to be a big girl then vs a baby. Just keep having her use the potty sporatically. If she says she wants to go, let her. I just made sure we went every night until the baby was born. Then once we were really back at a routine I started really training & went straight to underwear (per dc)

Tell her to use her stomach to push, it helps them learn which muscles work which.

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103997 posts
11th Jan '10
Quoting Booger & Bubba's Mommy:
The One You've Missed 16 kids; Texas 32426 posts
11th Jan '10
Quoting Booger & Bubba's Mommy:
Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22228 posts
12th Jan '10
Quoting .o
Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22228 posts
12th Jan '10

So I just found it interesting -- and possible a really good thing? -- so I wanted to share...



Darwin unfortunately had a horrid case of diaper rash from daycare yesterday (even his lil scrotum was red!) and he would scream when you wiped or try to put butt cream on. Well, this morning it looked better, but still pink. So I put more cream on.



The boy hates the feeling of cream on his crack! :shock: :lol: Once his diap & pants were on he would noooooooot stop with "poo poo poo poo. YUCK!" So pretty much he thought the butt cream he felt was poop. Poor baby!!!



How do you tell a 21 month old it's okay to feel that feeling sometimes b/c it's not always poo?? *sigh* oh well...

Titia Due July 29; 3 kids; Kansas 6267 posts
12th Jan '10

Here's our PT story:



Ethan was just 21 months old and while shopping for other necessities one day I ended up in the potty chair aisle at Walmart. I decided that I should pick one up just to put in the bathroom so he would get used to it being there. We really weren't planning on even starting until 2 1/2 or so just because that's how everyone I knew always did it. I brought that thing home, though and he was rearing to go! The minute I showed it to him, he wanted to sit on it. Initially we would put him on it a couple times a day, before bathtime or when getting dressed in the morning and then sometimes when I or Daddy was going (I should say, at this point the real toilet was very intimidating to him and he refused to sit on it). A few days into it we happened to catch him at the right time and he peed in it for the first time! We made a huge deal out of it and he was sold...he became obsessed.



So...I decided to move him on to step 2. Whenever we were home, we stripped him down and had him running around naked from the waist down. Within an hour or so he started to pee and I was able to catch him in the middle of it and rush him to his potty chair (that was strategically placed in the middle of the living room for the occasion) and he finished! We did major happy dances and he was ecstatic! He was quickly 100% when he was naked...never missed, but would hold out for a diaper to poop. It took a week or two until we were able to wait him out and he pooped for the first time...all on his own when I was busy with his little brother! Around this time, he started asking to go on the big toilet with the seat adapter. He also started back pedaling a little bit and seemed to be getting stressed under the pressure. We backed off several times in our PT'ing experience. Whenever it seemed to get to be too much for him, we put him back in diapers and took a break for a week or two and picked up where we left off later.



A couple of months after we started he was very consistent whenever naked, so we made the leap and bought his big boy undies, packed away the diapers (he was in cloth) and never looked back! We had a lot of accidents the first couple of days, but he HATED being wet or dirty in his undies. We did still diaper him at night for the first week and then one night he got up in the middle of the night and refused to go back to bed until we put him in underwear. So...we did, expecting to be changing sheets before morning came, but we were wrong! He's never worn a diaper since and has only had one overnight accident! Sometime in this time he also decided he no longer wanted the adapter on the toilet seat and started just climbing on and holding himself up. I think the key is that once you make the switch to be committed to it. We did have a lot of accidents in the first couple of weeks, but we just made sure that everywhere we went we had a change of clothes and were prepared to make a mad dash to a restroom...surprisingly, we have also only had one accident in public. The kid has done so well. By his 2nd birthday, he was rolling diaper-free and was probably only having an accident a week. He is 26 months now and if there are accidents, they are always our fault (loading him up on a rare treat of Sprite when out to eat and then putting him down for a nap...not smart).



So...good luck to everyone out there on the road to diaper freedom!!!! :)

Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22228 posts
12th Jan '10
Quoting Titia:
Titia Due July 29; 3 kids; Kansas 6267 posts
12th Jan '10
Quoting {ERF} Mom of a Genius:
Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22228 posts
12th Jan '10
Quoting Titia:
Ashleigh 2 Due September 1; 2 kids; Arkansas 2 posts
17th Jan '10

My son was about a year old when I started to potty train him cause he was intereted in the potty. But he didnt get the hand of what to do until he was a year and a half.
My son is now 2.5 and almost fully potty trained. Today he needed to pee during a car ride and I told him to hold it, and he did....for 10 minutes and when I pulled into a gas station, thinking I was going to have to change hes clothes and told me...I need to pee bad mommy. So we rushed to the bathroom and sat on the toilet like a big boy. Im happy this potty training is almost over cause I have another baby on the way lol