At a loss potty training

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Registered: 01-26-2005
At a loss potty training
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Sat, 08-13-2011 - 8:36pm

Hi everyone.

I'm having zero luck potty training a 2.5 year old boy.

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Registered: 09-08-2007
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 1:33pm
You can google "Potty Watch" and find them. They have timer settings of 30, 60, and 90 minutes. It automatically re-starts the timer after having gone off. I got one for my DS, but he's just not quite ready to start potty training, he's not aware of what he's doing when he goes. So we'll try again in 3-6 months or maybe less if he matures :)
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Registered: 08-23-1999
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 4:42pm

Thats great,thank you Sara.

Please keep us up-dated on your fellow to.

mac

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Registered: 08-23-1999
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 4:46pm

Thanks for the up-date Trixie.

Yes,there are always some kind of hic-ups to go through,but hopfully one of these times it will kick in.

are you using the thicker trainers or his regular underpants with the rubber ones?

and is he getting the shower when he uses the pants instead of the potty?

Hope things get better kwick.

mac

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Registered: 08-02-2010
Sun, 08-28-2011 - 1:14pm
hi mac,
DS stays dry all morning the potty timer works great. He gets up and goes before it goes off sometimes. However in #2 dept we have work to do. He insists he is just passing gas and the he says "OH NO!". We clean him up put him in the shower. We are using just regular underwear now no rubber pants and pull ups at night.
He stays dry and tells us when he has to go even in the car. So I feel like that is improvement. I guess he just has to become more aware of his body.
Trixie
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Registered: 08-23-1999
Sun, 08-28-2011 - 6:39pm

sounds great Trixie,It does sound like he is beginning to understand better.

Are his poops soft or getting more solid? if soft,he may still have some problems feeling them coming.

see if you can time when he normaly goes #2,and we will see if we can help in this one as well.

I would always keep the rubber pants in view,just in case.

as he is not to fussey about them,having them in view will constantly remind him as well.

Keep up the good work and give him a high five from me.

mac

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Registered: 08-02-2010
Sun, 08-28-2011 - 7:37pm
His poops are soft lately and little rabbit pellets. We are staying with it. DH wants to go back to diapers but I didn't buy anymore.
Thanks for all your advice I will keep you posted.
Trixie
Community Leader
Registered: 08-23-1999
Sun, 08-28-2011 - 11:08pm

Soft and pellet size does make it hard for him to realy feel the need,but this will pass.

be firm,do not under any circumstances go back to diapers at any time,this will only be telling him,you have no trust in him and gives him permission to use them.

There are diaper liners in the diaper are of the stores that will go in his regular underwear,for when he thinks he may need to go,but not to sure,these will help keep the pants fairly clean and easier to change.

good luck,talk again later.

mac

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Registered: 08-02-2010
Sat, 09-03-2011 - 8:57pm
Just an update we are really doing well. He goes on his own and we still use potty watch . But he is really getting it no more diapers. DH was tempted to buy some but decided to hang in there and we are on our way. I think we might make the 9/13 preschool deadline. I am really excited. He pooped in the potty today on his own. so we have real progress.
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Registered: 08-23-1999
Sun, 09-04-2011 - 2:05pm

This looks very promising ,givehim a high five from me.please keep us up-dated,he may backslip a bit when he starts school,but this does not usually last long.

Thank you for the up-date.

mac

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Registered: 08-02-2010
Tue, 09-13-2011 - 2:00pm

We finally had 1st day of preschool only an hour and mommy stays the first day. Frankie did great the potty is in the classroom and has a two-way glass so the teacher can watch with door closed. He got up on his own and went to potty. The teacher says this is a great sign and they are not concerned. Sept is the trial month and they take the kids potty 5 times during the two and half hours they are there so Frankie should be ok. Poop is still an issue but like everything else we are working on it.