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Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
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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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Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
In reply to: mac179
Wed, 11-14-2012 - 5:15pm

sounds like you may be well on the way to no more diapers(at least for now)lol

Please keep us up-dated.

clmac

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-28-2011
In reply to: mac179
Wed, 11-14-2012 - 1:50pm
We have some big girl panties already and I'll probably whip those out soon around the house. The naked method isn't great for us.. Last time I tried it she just peed wherever but asked me for help when she had on her cloth diaps and pants. We had a phenomenal morning. She peed in the potty in the morning, then again before we left the house and again when we got home. In between she kept her diaper completely dry! I'm so glad I introduced the potty early. She is very comfortable with it and lately actually prefers it. It's like a switch flipped and she started holding it longer and waiting/asking for the potty. I hope we can build on this momentum :-)
Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
In reply to: mac179
Tue, 11-13-2012 - 12:44pm

This does sound promising,yes,as there is no night time training realistically,anything you can do to help her sleep(and you to)works.

Next time you take her shopping,be sure to take her to the clothing isle and point out the "big girl panties"(Thicker cloth training panties)and let her know that when she is better at going potty,she will be able to wear these instead of diapers.

I am sorry Akhtarsa,sometimes my head does no work right,and this is one of them,I can't remember if you use plastic panties over her diaper or not?if not,I would recommend them for the training pants.

Thank you for the up-date.

clmac

Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
In reply to: mac179
Tue, 11-13-2012 - 12:32pm

All kids will say no when you ask them almost anything,this is no problem.

Try using the kitchen timer,or set some other form of timer that you can set for two or three hour,and when it goes off,race him to the potty,(he basically always wins.)if he sits and go'es,give him a small toy(you can pick up some small toy's cheap at a dollar store or flea market,and keep them in the bathroom just out of reach.)

When he gets better at going on his own,you can normally forget to give him his prize,until they are all gone.

Don't worry to much about the food prize so long as it is like vitamins or normal healthy stuff,it can't harm him like sugar candies.

Please keep us up-dated on how things go.

clmac

Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
In reply to: mac179
Tue, 11-13-2012 - 12:19pm

That's understandable Sara,no sense in confusing him by going back and forth when no one is able to commit full time.

Please keep us up-dated on him.

clmac

Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
In reply to: mac179
Tue, 11-13-2012 - 12:13pm

Hello Kristy,I am sorry for being so long.

This sounds great,it is normal for it to happen more at home than out,but any initiation by themselves is a great leap forward.

Are you using plastic pants over the underwear?

Thank you for the up-date.

clmac

iVillage Member
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

iVillage Member
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.
iVillage Member
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
iVillage Member
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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