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Wed, 05-21-2014 - 8:41am

Whose birthday is next in your home and how do you plan to celebrate/do you celebrate it

Have you ever pulled an all nighter

What's the best advice you've gotten about parenting and who did it come from

 

 

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Sat, 05-24-2014 - 6:38am

emptynester2009 wrote:
<p>DD1 trained very easily,  took  about a week and was both day and night time trained at the same time.  Never an accident after that week. </p><p>DD2 and DD3 were not as easy as DD1 but I would stilll consider them fairly easy.   They wore night time diapers for a few months after being day time trained.  When they woke up dry for one week I stopped diapering them at night  and they never wet the bed.</p><p>Pull-ups I think were just coming on the market when DD3 was toddler.  I never used them.  I used training pants/night time diapers like I had with her sisters.</p>

I thought pull ups were something that became popular after my DD1 and 2.   I only knew it was a requirement at preschool b/c DS would fasten them on and off there.

I really don't rememeber when my kids mastered toilet training.  I think the best advice or thing that resembled that the most was to keep a sense of humor about it, your kid's going to get it and to worry if they are still in diapers by the time they walk down the aisle at their wedding is what I remember one person telling me, Lol. 

 

 

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Sat, 05-24-2014 - 12:28am

iamvelma wrote:
<p>I didn't potty "train" any of my kids. Lol... they used the toilet when they were ready. One dat trained at 2.5, and night trained about six months later. One decided on his third birthday that he was done wearing diapers, never had an accident day or night. Two were close to their third birthdays, with one that had frequent night time accidents until kindy. And one day trained at two, and night trained within a few days of that.  The only time we used pull ups was overnight for our "older" child.  I have a theory that pull ups actually hinder potty training... </p>

This child was well over 3, very smart.  I didn't try to train her.  But encouraged her-I was on Ivallage at the time and took plenty of advice from people here.  It didn't work until the day after I had the talk with her per suggestion of the dr. I would call it the best advice that I can remember beause it worked right away, there wasn't any fuss.  I didn't change what I was saying to her all that much; it was framed differently though. 

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Fri, 05-23-2014 - 10:04pm

DD1 trained very easily,  took  about a week and was both day and night time trained at the same time.  Never an accident after that week.

DD2 and DD3 were not as easy as DD1 but I would stilll consider them fairly easy.   They wore night time diapers for a few months after being day time trained.  When they woke up dry for one week I stopped diapering them at night  and they never wet the bed.

Pull-ups I think were just coming on the market when DD3 was toddler.  I never used them.  I used training pants/night time diapers like I had with her sisters.

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Fri, 05-23-2014 - 9:57pm

Yep, I agree about the pull ups. They worked for my dd and tried them for my ds but stopped them immediately. He still had night time problems for awhile though. 

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Fri, 05-23-2014 - 9:26pm

I didn't potty "train" any of my kids. Lol... they used the toilet when they were ready. One dat trained at 2.5, and night trained about six months later. One decided on his third birthday that he was done wearing diapers, never had an accident day or night. Two were close to their third birthdays, with one that had frequent night time accidents until kindy. And one day trained at two, and night trained within a few days of that.  The only time we used pull ups was overnight for our "older" child.  I have a theory that pull ups actually hinder potty training... 

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Fri, 05-23-2014 - 3:54pm
I don't remember my kids ever wetting their beds either and the only reason I used pull ups was b/c preschool required it if a child wasn't "completely" potty trained.

 


 


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Fri, 05-23-2014 - 3:52pm

litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;em&gt;Potty training advice from a pediatrician for my older dd.  I did what she suggested &amp;amp; dd was good to go, from that day on.  Boom.&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;What was &lt;em&gt;the&lt;/em&gt; advice?&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I don't remember exactly what she told me to say to my dd (who was 3), only the general idea. To tell her that this was her responsibiltiy to do this &amp; that she could do it herself , that I had confidence in her--basically putting it on her to step up.  Apparently she had great analyzing skills because she just did...started going in the toilet &amp; never needed a pull up after that.  Used them at night for awhile of course.  All the little incentive things didn't work.  </p><p>It really is important to realize that what works with one kid may not work for another.  </p>

Ah, Alright.  I never really got potty advice with my kids, It probably required more patience than anything else. 

 


 


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Fri, 05-23-2014 - 1:26pm

My dd went dry from the first night. She had more of a problem during the day as she would get too involved in what she was doing and have accidents. Ds took longer, which I was told is usually right with boys. 

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Fri, 05-23-2014 - 1:13pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><em>Potty training advice from a pediatrician for my older dd.  I did what she suggested &amp; dd was good to go, from that day on.  Boom.</em></p><p>What was <em>the</em> advice?</p>

I don't remember exactly what she told me to say to my dd (who was 3), only the general idea. To tell her that this was her responsibiltiy to do this & that she could do it herself , that I had confidence in her--basically putting it on her to step up.  Apparently she had great analyzing skills because she just did...started going in the toilet & never needed a pull up after that.  Used them at night for awhile of course.  All the little incentive things didn't work.  

It really is important to realize that what works with one kid may not work for another.  

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Fri, 05-23-2014 - 6:09am

Potty training advice from a pediatrician for my older dd.  I did what she suggested & dd was good to go, from that day on.  Boom.

What was the advice?

 

 

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