Should I wait until after baby.......

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Should I wait until after baby.......
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Sat, 08-04-2007 - 9:26pm

......is born to push the potty training issue.

My daughter Mili is 2 years old and we have been potty training for 3 or 4 months now. We were in high hopes to get her trained before the baby is born (due Aug 28th) so we would only have one diaper bill. She has taken a big step backwards and I feel like maybe I should just hold off until after the baby is born and we settle a little bit.

Any BTDT moms that can help me out with this is appreciated. Also how did you get your child to poopey in the potty. She acts like she is scared to do that part. She will pee in he potty but if she needs to or hasn't done #2 in the mornings then she is scared to sit on the potty thinking she might do that in the potty.

Waiting for your thoughts moms.

Thanks
Alice

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Sat, 08-04-2007 - 10:32pm

ooohh i had this same question!! my dr said to wait until the baby was born because they tend to go backwards when the baby is born!!

i am now potty training nathan and not sure how to get him to poo poo in the potty..so any advice on that would be highly appreciated!!

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Sat, 08-04-2007 - 10:56pm

I know when we were potty training Nathan he peed on the potty consistently for at least 6 months before going poop. He did once early on, but then he got splash back and did not like that at all!! We did lots of encouraging, watched his Potty Time video, stickers things like that. We got to the point about 6 months after being consistently pee trained that we decided no more pull ups at nap time or bedtime. WE just put him in underwear and dealt with the mess. We only had a few accidents before he decided he didn't like to deal with it.

I have heard if you train before a baby comes that once the baby arrives most times the older kids do regress.

Best of luck to you both.


 

 thFootpr

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Sun, 08-05-2007 - 2:01pm

I wouldn't worry about it till you all settle down after the new baby. That's a huge adjustment for all of you and it's awfully hard dealing with a potty-ing toddler with a brand new baby. My dd1 just took it upon herself to potty train over the last month and a half--about 2 months after the new baby came. All her idea, cuz I thought we all had enough going on. As for the pooping, I don't know how it happened, it just did. I think when they're ready, they're ready. I don't know how much you can *make* it happen. After getting two into underwear, I'm a firm believer in waiting till they're ready--it makes the process so much faster and easier and really no big deal on everyone. I will say that once we were ready we went with training underwear, so there was definitely a mess to deal with with dd1, which motivated her to get it in the potty. DS never had a poop accident, but he was 3 1/2 by the time we got around to it. He had a new baby at 2 1/2, then we moved right when he was three, so I waited till he settled in from the move. And then it took no time at all, few wet accidents, no poop accidents. Just my two cents.

Lisa, mommy to
Isaac, 5
Hannah, 2 1/2
Ruth, 3 months

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Sun, 08-05-2007 - 3:16pm
thanks lisa....nathan is going into big boy underwear tomorrow!!! see if that helps...doesn't help i am lazy about it but if he is in undies i can't be lazy!! i'm trying to kick that habit! thanks so much for the advice
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Sun, 08-05-2007 - 4:49pm

Thank you so much for the advice ladies!!!

Another question about putting them in underware, I live in an apartment with carpet only. I can't have her pee on the carpet over and over. I tried to put her in underware with her sitting on something but she was not upset by it, she just sat there until I noticed she was wet. Any ideas on what to do.

Alice

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Mon, 08-06-2007 - 10:42am
I don't have an answer. I didn't think of that. We're all hardwoods/vinyl here, except one area rug. My few false starts with my ds in our old house that had carpeting, we just stayed in the kitchen, I tried to come up with special activities we could do in there: crafts, cooking, that sort of thing. Maybe somone else has good ideas.
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