Potty Training: Resources, Support, & Chat
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re: Potty Training: Resources, Support, & Chat
posted 5th Aug '12
Might be an odd question but... how much poop should my 28 month old be having... he only poops about once a day but when he does poop it looks to be about a cup worth... what is normal?? quote
posted 5th Aug '12
My DD turned 3 a couple weeks ago and still won't go on the potty for anything in this world but when we went to her 3 year check up the doc said "it's time to go in the potty because most little girls at that age are already doing it" his advice was " Go to the store let her pick out the panties she wants with whatever character or design she wants, take a weekend and just don't put the pull up on anymore only panties and when she goes on the bathroom give her an m&m or a sticker so that she know she did a good job" I said okay, sounds reasonable so I did just that DD of course peed everywhere EXCEPT the toilet that whole weekend and she cries anytime she see's the panties but I don't know what to do anymore, i'm just frustrated I don't want to show her though because then it will stress her out more and even though we've stopped trying to put her on the toilet i want her to know that the potty is really where you're supposed to be going. quote
posted 5th Aug '12
Quoting Silvia's Mama:" My DD turned 3 a couple weeks ago and still won't go on the potty for anything in this world but when ... [snip!] ... we've stopped trying to put her on the toilet i want her to know that the potty is really where you're supposed to be going. "
I say keep it up. No more pull ups or diapers period not even at night. Buy some pads to put on the bed so if she has an accident at night it won't mess everything up. Completely throw the diapers/pull ups away and have her help and explain that you will have no more and she has to be a big girl now and use the potty. Don't use one when you go out anywhere either. And remind her to tell you when she has to go potty
instead of asking her if she has to go. And do it constantly like every 3 minutes if you have to.
posted 6th Aug '12
I started my son out with naked training... I kept him naked 100% of the time for about a whole week before even mentioning underwear because the first time I tried to put them on him he flipped... so we did naked and encouraged him to use the potty about every 20 minutes or so... I even did naked during nap time and at night... we still have accidents here and there from different distractions (new toys, friends over, etc) BUT I have also had 3 nights with no accidents and have had many trips out of the house now without accidents... of course, this works best if you are actually able to be home the entire day for the first few daysquote
posted 7th Aug '12
my daughter is a little over 2.5 yrs and im pregnant she can go pee all day long practically in the potty if i leave her in underwear but im afraid she will poop on herself cuz she does not have a schedule. i dont know what to do we tried telling her she could have a sticker book if she went she gets excited about that but still wont go poop in the potty. i think she its becuz she has gone before but practically the last time she did go which was forever ago and got poop on the potty and it grossed her out so i have no clue what to do does anyone have any advice on what i could try pregnancy is making this harder lol but i want her to potty trained so badquote
posted 12th Aug
so my DD is 26 Months old and I started to potty train at about 20 months she did ok. then a few weeks ago I would ask like i did every morning if she was going to go potty in the toilet and she would tell me "No, Mommy" I would ask her if she was a big girl and she would say "yes, Mommy" I would then tell her that big girls go potty on the toilet and she would tell me " No, Mommy, I a baby" and ever sense then I have been battling her to use the potty quote
posted 13th Aug
We officially started potty training over the weekend. DD is 2 1/2 and has been showing signs of readiness for several months, unfortunately that time frame just happened to fall during the few months out of the year when I work part-time so I didn't want to begin actual training until I could devote 100% to her.
We're doing naked training - I reluctantly tried pull-ups because DH hates cleaning up messes lol (had a few left over from DS before he was night trained), but she just used those as a diaper so we switched to panties, but she just used those as a diaper too so we tried naked and voila we have success! She's generally been pretty good with poop for awhile, but refused to pee in the potty (this surprised us because DS was the exact opposite, he'd pee and not poop) so it was a struggle at first, but she FINALLY peed in the potty and we celebrated big time which she loved and now has really caught on! I remember celebration and praise being a big hit with DS so I was (im)patiently waiting for her to finally pee to I could show her how exciting it was...seems to have worked! This is pretty much the only week of the entire summer where we have no plans so the timing for naked training couldn't be better. Hopefully we're well on our way!
posted 14th Aug
We have been diaper free since July 5th and now all of a sudden the past 3 days he has been having accidents both day and night. And I'm talking about 1 out of the 3 days he only used the toilet 3 times. Yesterday he only used it for pooping and so far today he hasn't used it at all. What happened? Why is this happening? Is this normal??? I just want to switch him back to diapers and I know that I shouldn't.
posted 24th Aug
So, I'm looking through some of the links in the OP.
My daughter is almost 13 months, and crazy as it sounds, she is showing signs of readiness But the big thing is, that we communicate mostly with sign language. Other than fussing or crying, she signs what she wants/needs.
Just this morning, she woke up with a dry diaper. So I asked her (with words and signs) if she wanted to use the potty. She signed please and walked into the bathroom. I got her situated with her potty seat and sat her on the toilet. She signed potty over and over, but nothing happened. So I asked if she was all done (with a sign) and she signed potty and peed.
I'm shocked and amazed. But, I can see this being frustrating since the few times we have been playing, she comes to me and fusses, signs potty and please.
What would you ladies do?
posted 25th Aug
hi, my LO is 17 months and we have been getting her use to the potty chair for almost 2 months now. she shows all the signs of being ready and whenever me or SO poops, she comes in the bathroom, sits down on her potty and asks for a piece of toliet paper. we hand it to her and she wipes her butt and claps. (diaper still on.) and then whenever we get ready to flush the toilet she runs over and says, "ewwwwwwwwww ewwwwwwwwwww!". it's fun for her. she knows what bathroom, potty, poop, and all that is. heck! she even takes her diaper off from time to time...she's ready!
whenever she starts pooping, we try to take her to her potty, she'll stop pooping and start screaming with fear, and real tears.(just from saying, "ewww! poop! let's go to the potty!" which we say whenever we have to go.) i just don't get it! why is she scared of something she loves playing pretend poop on and is so happy and proud about? but whenever she poops, she freaks out and doesn't even want to come near the bathroom whenever we ask her to?! im so scared we might mess up some how and make it to where she is scared to just simply poop. SO wants to get her to face her fears, but i'm not on the same track. i want to do something more clever and fix the fear, the same way i did with her fear of water. does anyone have any opinions or advice? it would be GREATLY apperciated!
posted 25th Aug
I found this great article that helped me get my little one to go in the potty
Check it out, good luck!
posted 25th Aug
Quoting JessicaTR:" I found this great article that helped me get my little one to go in the potty Check it out, good luck!"
haha, thank you.
It's some pretty good advice.
she hasn't pooped or pee'd in the potty yet, she wont sit still long enough without a diaper and she don't want to, but with time i hope. i just need to get her to pee or poop in it before she's peeing or pooping...and some tips from the artical.
posted 30th Aug
my son is 3 n its been 3weeks that he has been using the potty,so no more diapersquote
posted 25th Sep
We are on day 3 of naked potty training. Claire is 27 months and started out really good. Went all by herself twice the first day and pooped the 2nd day. I ask her every 30min or so if she has to pee. She always says no. Just now I asked her because she was grabbing herself. She said no then peed on the floor. Should I direct her more strongly to the potty? Instead of asking if she has to go and letting it be, should I maybe ask that she try to sit on the potty? I'm thinking about going to get some juice to make her drink more water too. I'm trying to do this without rewards as well. I think that's the way to go?quote
posted 18th Oct
My daughter is completely potty trained during the day now how do i get the same thing for night time? lol She practically done it on her own. She didn't like the feeling of the dirty dipe.quote
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