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Sat, 10-06-2012 - 4:28pm

Hello everyone,any new up-dates,problems or successes?

Any new methods tried?

I wish everyone a pleasant thanksgiving.

clmac

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Registered: 09-08-2007
In reply to: mac179
Sun, 10-07-2012 - 3:51pm
We had a back slide when we brought the new baby home, but we also kinda expected it. He started absolutely refusing to even sit on the toilet at home, but not at daycare, lol. Now he's back to sitting on it for us, with the reminder that he gets a sticker if he goes on the toilet. During the semester break we are going to get serious about it again and see if we can get him into underwear.

It really sucks that he is getting too big for diapers at all and the training pants like Pull-ups are basically just bigger diapers the cost more. But I'm going to have to start using those, just so they fit him, at least until I can get him staying dry for a reasonable length of time.
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Registered: 11-05-2008
In reply to: mac179
Mon, 10-08-2012 - 11:15pm
Well things are going ok as long as he is not wearing underwear and he is with me or at daycare. with anyone else including dh, there seems to be no interest (at least that is what is reported to me).
with me he will potty routinely if he is bare bottom or in diapers or pulls. however if he is in underwear or underwear with plastic training pants, he will just go in them! i don't get it.
he has not yet popped in the potty but has mostly been waking up dry and then going peer in the potty for me (not dh).
i am sure we will have a backside soon though since next month i will be away a few days/nights a week and then we are all moving to a new area.
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In reply to: mac179
Tue, 10-09-2012 - 6:03pm

Hello Sara,I am glad he is basically back on track.

I would not go to the pull-ups if possible,as you said,they are just glorified diapers and do nothing but give him permission to use them as such.

Get the heavier cloth underpants and use the plastic pants over them,much cheaper in the long run,and if he does not like wearing them,tough,then use the potty.

Please keep us up-dated.

clmac

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In reply to: mac179
Tue, 10-09-2012 - 6:16pm

Hello Kristy,sorry for the holdup with him,the naked method which he has adopted is a favorite for many children,it lets them know right when things start to happen.

Unfortunatly,it looks more like dh is the one with no interest.

I have seen many children useing the potty when naked,but not a lot useing it when in a diaper or pull-ups.

As you are going to move and otherwisenot being around much,I would put off the full time training until things are back to normal,but please try your best to keep him out of the diapers pull-ups as much as possible,We will see how things are in a couple of months.

thank you for the up-date.

clmac

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Registered: 11-05-2008
In reply to: mac179
Tue, 10-09-2012 - 8:22pm
Actually in pullups and diapers he mostly asks to go and i have more dried used ones than needing to throw them away. he is mostly bad with the underwear. that is what i don't get.
actually today, we had a long drive to look at a place so he was in pullups. He stayed dry. we hung out at a bookstore to avoid traffic going home and he asked to go peer in the potty then did!!! it is the first time he has done that out and about. he got a cake pop for that one it was do unexpected!
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In reply to: keeyamah
Wed, 10-10-2012 - 10:12am
I may have to use them for a couple months, we aren't ready for the extra stress of P/T on top of my mother and I being in school full time. And depending, I may let the day care use them (he gets taken at least once an hour when he's there) because its easier from a sanitary standpoint for them.
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Registered: 09-21-2011
In reply to: mac179
Tue, 11-06-2012 - 2:16pm

I've been meaning to check in too, but things have just been so busy!  DS has shown a clear preference for naked time and can pretty reliably get to the potty in time when he is at home without pants on.  He made it about 3.5 hour last weekend (a week and a  half ago) when he was home with me letting him go pants-free.  He does ok, but not great in training pants.  Clearly they still feel like diapers to him since he uses cloth diaps too. 

I'm debating whether to push/encourage him to use the potty a little more since we are having a lot of trouble with him peeing through his cloth diapers.  It tells me that he is managing to hold it for some time and then when he does go, he floods out the diaper.  He had to change pants at daycare at least once per day every single day last week.  But I am really afraid of pushing him and making him upset or want to avoid using the potty.  He still tells us generally when he poops in his diaper.  He talks about using the potty, going pee, etc.  But when I ask if he wants to sit on the potty and try to go, he always says no.  My DH and I will come in with him, sit with him, sing, read books, if it gets him to try and sit on the potty, but he just doesn't seem to want it.  I think a gummy bear would make him want it (since he is obsessed with his gummy vitamins), but I feel like using food as a reward is something should generally be avoided.

If anyone has thoughts or suggestions, I would be open to them.

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Registered: 04-28-2011
In reply to: mac179
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 1:07pm
Ooh finally I can see replies!!! It's still buggy and cluttered but it's something :-). Anyways, quick update: my now 19 month old DD is still in cloth diaps during the day and I had to bite the bullet and buy night time pull ups for night. I was really done stripping the kid and the bed multiple times a night. She has started initiating! Either after she pees or (increasingly) before she poops/pees she will touch her crotch or bum, look at me and say "buuuum" and go on the potty. Today she had a bit of diaper free time as I was setting up for nap after she told me "buuuum" and pooped on the potty. She started running around her room playing, then walked over to the potty, sat down and peed again!!! About ten minutes later she did it again!! We still have tons of wet diaps and lots of accidents but I'm so proud of her!! I think she is really starting to put it all together. Akhtarsa
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Registered: 04-28-2011
In reply to: mac179
Thu, 11-08-2012 - 1:22pm
Sorry I got cut off. (little hand flailing while nursing) Akhtarsa, my DD also says no if I ask. At diaper changes I put her on anyways but don't insist she stays. When we have an accident I rush her to the potty and sit her down saying "pee goes in the potty" but again she is allowed to leave. When I ask it's always no but I think she is honest about it: she doesn't feel like she has to go. When she says "buum" I ask "do you need to potty" and she always says "yeah". How old is he? I found that pushing it only ended up in a strike. I just make it part of the diaper changing routine and let her choose to stay or go. I also tell her a few times throughout the day "remember to tell mommy "bum" when you need to pee or poop" but not ask directly or push for it. She certainly likes to be in control and is doing a good job so far so I trust her instincts but am quick to jump in with support and a mop/prefold ;-) It sounds like your LO is on the right track just needs more practice.
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Registered: 09-21-2011
In reply to: akhtarsa
Fri, 11-09-2012 - 10:15am

skycheattraffic,

That's really helpful.  DS is turning 2 this month, so he is a little older than your daughter.....but I know everyone says boys take longer.  I  don't really know about boys in general or other people's boys, but I know my kid.  And he is very aware of what is going on.  Not that he has the sensations nailed down, but is super acurate when we put him on the potty if he is naked and can pretty much always go pee if we get him on there.  He clearly knows enough to get on the potty and go pee.  And he poops in the toilet regularly too.  I'm just trying to figure out how to do it more often without making this stressfull or creating an unwanted power struggle.

Will definately give your suggestions a try!!  Thanks so much,

-S

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