Am I doing it right or should I wait?

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Registered: 04-27-2009
Am I doing it right or should I wait?
Fri, 07-17-2009 - 9:20am

So we got rid of diapers about two weeks ago now. My son (3 in Nov.) willingly threw away his diapers and switched to underwear. The first few days we had only accidents, but then after some days we started to have some successes and still accidents, now after almost two weeks we have

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sat, 07-18-2009 - 3:41pm

Hello tl1016.

Everything you are doing is fine,but with a few tweeks,I think we can get a few more results.

The first thing is to let him run around the house naked for a few hours a day to get used to seeing what happens when he gets those feeling of needing to go.

then,start setting the kitchen timer for every two hours to start and adjust as needed.

let him know,that when the timer goes off,he is to run to the potty (you can race him as an incentive) and must sit for about 5 minutes trying to go,if he does not produce,cut the time in half.

If he does go,make a big deal out of it.if he doesn't,no big deal try again later.

What does he wear when you go out?

reading or playing with certain potty toys is fine.

For going out,may I suggest plastic pants on over his regular underpants,just in case.

Please keep us up-dated on what you try and his responses.

Many Blessings.