Questions for Wednesday

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Questions for Wednesday
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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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Registered: 12-22-2013
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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Registered: 08-22-2009
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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Registered: 02-24-2010
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.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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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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