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Delane California 346 posts
29th Jan '10

Why does potty training seem so hard to me..Obviously im having a hard time with it..lol..

Titia Due July 29; 3 kids; Kansas 6267 posts
29th Jan '10
Quoting DELANE:
Delane California 346 posts
29th Jan '10
Quoting Titia:
Titia Due July 29; 3 kids; Kansas 6267 posts
29th Jan '10
Quoting DELANE:
r o s e 2 kids; Illinois 1803 posts
30th Jan '10

I was completely dreading potty training and not thinking too much about it. We had bought a potty at about 17 months, and it was just always there in the bathroom. We weren't very consistent until about a month ago about putting him on it and even then we would only do it as his bath was filling up.
He just turned 2 and about a week ago I walked into his room to see his diaper fly out of his closet (he was in there and had juust taken it off) so I asked if he wanted to sit on the potty and he actually took me hand, walked to the bathroom and went!
The next day he went 3 times.
We haven't been very consistent with it still. Have been putting him in pull ups/easy ups but also alternating with regular diapers because I want to use the rest.
He has good days and well I wouldn't say "bad" days, but days he doesn't go in the potty very often.
We still aren't pushing it much.
Anywayyys, I read an article online earlier about putting on big boy underwear UNDER a pull up so they still feel it but no leaks, as opposed to the cloth trainers. Anyone tried this? Thoughts?

Titia Due July 29; 3 kids; Kansas 6267 posts
30th Jan '10
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Aggie♥Mom 2 kids; Texas 28393 posts
30th Jan '10

I cant read through 10 million posts so I apologize if this has been brought up already, but here it goes:



My daughter is almost 29 months old. She has never peed on the potty when I sit her on it. We have tried the small potty and the regular potty many MANY times. I really don't mind waiting to train her until closer to 3, or whenever she is ready. BUT, she will NOT tell me if she is wet or dirty and HATES diaper changes. She throws the biggest fits and fights me every time I need to change her.



So if that is a sign it is time to potty train, I will go with it. The obstacles I have right now with potty training though are that she refuses to even sit on the potty most times.



My other option is to continue to wait until she is ready, but I have to get her to start telling me if she is wet or dirty, AND (for my sanity!) I need her to stop fighting me at diaper change times.



What advice do you all have? Should I try those cool sensation pullups? Should I just bite the bullet and put her in big girl panties? Or should I use some other method to get her to stop fighting me at diaper changes? I am MAJOR frustrated with her. I refuse to let her sit in wet diapers all day, but if that's what she wants I am tired of fighting her.



Oh and she is in that wonderful stage of saying that she WANTS something and then 2 seconds later she throws a fit because she doesnt want it. Then you take it away and she throws another fit because she wants it. This is spilling over into using the potty.



Two year olds are a pain in my ASS! HELP!

Happy Ipster Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 22226 posts
30th Jan '10
Quoting Aggie♥Mom:
Aggie♥Mom 2 kids; Texas 28393 posts
30th Jan '10
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~Nimlorel~ 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Edmonton, Alberta 4787 posts
31st Jan '10
Regina [Coupon.Queen] 2 kids; Indiana 15890 posts
1st Feb '10

I hope some are still in here because I need help!
If you're toddler showed NO signs of wanting to use the potty how did you get them to start sitting on it ?

Aggie♥Mom 2 kids; Texas 28393 posts
1st Feb '10
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Zakary's Mama♥ 1 child; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 5229 posts
1st Feb '10

anyone elses kid scared of it? He'll sit on it but I think once he gets the feeling to poo or pee he gets scared and immediately wants his diaper on. He turned 2 in September. I need Potty training bootcamp or something :(

Aggie♥Mom 2 kids; Texas 28393 posts
1st Feb '10
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Zakary's Mama♥ 1 child; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 5229 posts
1st Feb '10
Quoting Aggie♥Mom: