Holidays

Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
Holidays
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Sun, 12-23-2012 - 8:55pm

I wish everyone a happy and dry holiday and New Year.

For all those that received the great gift of a fully trained little one for the holiday,please leave a note.

Clmac

Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
In reply to: mac179
Tue, 01-15-2013 - 12:56pm

Good day,the highth of the toilet can be a deterant,maybe a higher stool with a rail?

Maybe try letting him go on outings in the thicker training pants and diapers only at home,letting him know that he will only be allowed underwear at home when he uses just the toilet.

I am going to go back into my bag of tricks and see if I can try something new.

kids can be stuborn at any age,but at two,triple that.

clmac

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-21-2011
In reply to: akhtarsa
Mon, 01-14-2013 - 11:46am

I am officially sure that at least part of the reason he is not pottying at home is that he chooses not to.  We went to dinner at a friend's house on Saturday night.  Friend has a DD who is almost the exact age of our DS.  She had a little potty seat and step stool in the bathroom for her to use.  DS saw her potty seat and step and wanted to use the toilet all night at our friend's house.  He wasn't even in undies.  He needed help taking off his diapers, but he used the potty successfully 2x at their house without soiling his diaper. 

I am also wondering if part of the problem is the hight of our toilets.  We have those extra high toilets that are supposed to be easier to stand from (installed by the family before us to help a grandparent who lived with them).  They are very tall.  My sister who is quite petite commented that they are harder for her to put her feet on the floor.  For DS, even with a step stool, the toilet is very high and his legs dangle.  When we were at our friend's house this weekend, their toilet was low enough for him to climb on and off himself.

It's not a rush.  He just turned 2 in November.  I just think it would relieve some of the misery of diaper changes since he hates that SO much right now.  I guess it is basically the same amount of miserty, but in a different location.

Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
In reply to: mac179
Sat, 01-12-2013 - 3:33pm

Good day,I don't think it is the feel of the pants that is the problem.

I am afraid,as I am an older generation,I am thinking of all the patterned panties of the past.

I find if the child is used to wearing thier pictured underwear,the white plastic hides them,so they don't like that.

If you would like to try the methodes I suggest,maybe look up "vintage plastic pants"on e-bay,there are lots being sold there right now,if you can find pairs that have a nice colour scene that he may like,this will end.

In all the years I have been using plastic pants(almost 40) I have only had a few that just could not wear them and also a few that the methods just did not work on, I realy do hope this is just his rebellion showing itself.

Good luck and lets take a breath now and then,it will work out.

clmac

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-16-2012
Fri, 01-11-2013 - 1:23pm

Both my girls hated the plastic pants too! I guess they are uncomfy?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-21-2011
In reply to: mac179
Thu, 01-10-2013 - 12:17pm
This is helpful. Thank you!! And yes, two is a very confusing age. Yesterday, DS used the potty at school successfully twice. I guess he just told the teacher he needed to go, she helped him with his pants and getting his diaper off, and he peed in the potty. Totally out of the blue. We are trying to use the plastic pants, but he really hates them. He screams and takes them off a lot of the time, but is pretty happy to wear the undies alone. I think part of this is that he really like the undies because they have trucks and animals on them (we tried to get ones he would like and it worked). I will share your suggestions with my husband and see how it goes with DS.
Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
In reply to: mac179
Tue, 01-08-2013 - 4:26pm

Hello Akhtarsa,I am so sorry for being so long to answer you.

any two year old can confuse everyone at some point.Are you using plastic pants with the diapers?

Try telling him he can wear his underwear at home with the plastic pants,and if he does good at keeping dry,you will let him try them when you go outside,once he gets to this point(and it may take a while)at staying dry,he can stop useing the plastic pants unless he starts wetting again.

Try this for a week or so,and see if he improves at least some,as his attitude shows he does not seem to understand the consept yet,we should not bother with the naked method,and just go with the two pair of pants.

Also tell him he can not wear the undies to daycare untill he is dry at home.

I do hope this helps,please keep the up-dates coming.

clmac

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-21-2011
In reply to: mac179
Thu, 01-03-2013 - 2:36pm

Wish I could....but DS will do it his own way in his own time.  DS (25 months old now, has always worn cloth diapers) has continued to use undies and naket time at home, but results are very mixed.  He has started requesting to wear undies to daycare and when we go places.  But we flatly refuse because he 1) gets very distracted and won't use the potty when he is involved in something.  Even wihen the timer beeps, even when i try to race him, he won't stop what he is doing....I want to support his attention span.  He will tell us while he is doing other things that he is pooping or peeing in his diaper.  He just announces it matter of factly.

2)  DS is sometimes refusing to use the potty right now.  He requests to wear undies or be naked at home and then will refuse to use the potty.  We tried playing music on the potty, reading books.  We offered him stickers and little plastic bugs/animals when he would go as a reward/motivation.  He gave the bugs back to us. He even would get on the potty and not pee, then go pee on the floor like 5 minutes later.  I get the feeling that he is really busy being 2 and showing us how independent and in control he is. 

DH and I don't want to push him and make him hate the potty until he starts middle school.  So we just stopped offering undies or potty last week.  We basically tell him when we go to the bathroom so he knows that it is just part of life, but we didn't try to get him to do it at all.  Then last night, he asked to go potty before bed.  And he did.

I'm totally confused and welcome suggestions.