New here, but an iV veteran; need help training my 2-year-old son!

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New here, but an iV veteran; need help training my 2-year-old son!
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Wed, 04-04-2012 - 3:27pm

Hi, everyone!

I'm Adrianne, mom to 14-year-old Sherina & 2-year-old Sam. Here's my dilemma:

My husband wants ME to put a "priority" on training our son; however, Sam has absolutely NO interest & cries whenever I sit him on his potty. Finances are tight so I don't want to buy the Pull-Ups training kit & the Elmo video if Sam's not ready,

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Many moms PT differently and at different ages. I picked up a very good PTing book (Early Start Potty Training by Linda Sonna) which explains how to introduce the potty anytime between 0 to 3 years of age. It's very gentle and straight forward and I'm using the methods to gently teach 1 year old DD to go on the potty. We have a long way to go but she willingly sits and will try to poop or pee. I'm not saying you should do what DH says but it can't hurt to look into methods that work before a child initiates PT by showing interest, etc. For us it's just part of the daily routine and DD is neutral towards it like she is to changing out of PJs for example. If you use a no pressure, informative method to just teach DS about the potty then at worst you are laying a foundation for PTing in the future. Again I'm not saying to go against your wishes or instincts but if you start the process sooner however slowly, then you may be able to save some time and avoid some conflicts later.
HTH
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Registered: 08-23-1999

Hello sesamemom,welcome back.

My I suggestletting him run around the house naked from the waist down during the day,keeping a close eye on him,and wisk him to the potty when you see him getting ready to go,or racing him to the potty with a small reward for him winning(you let him if he is still dry by the time you get there)and a smaller prize if he misses.

You may also try taking him with you next time you go shopping and have him help you pick out some of his favorite charactor underwear and a few pair of plastic pants to go over them when the right time comes.

This will show hubbie that you are at least serious about trying.

Try for at least a week and let us know what his reaction is.(both son and husband).

Please keep us up-dated.

Many Blessings.

clmac

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Thanks, so much, CLMac & skycheattraffic. I'll look for that Early Start Potty Training book next time I'm out. I have enough stress in my life right now & don't need to add marriage troubles to it. I'll keep everyoen posted as to how it works out.

Adrianne
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Something I also do with my DS who's 2.5 is ask him every time we change a diaper if he wants to go potty. Sometimes he runs to the toilet, he know what the words mean because he follows me and I say "Mommy has to go potty" or occasionally "Am I not allowed to go potty alone?" because often I'm not, lol. He gets to sit on the toilet for a few, then we climb off and put a new diaper on. Mine also happens to try to insist on using a piece of toilet paper and flushing, but I try to not let him unless I saw or heard him actually go. He also gets a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse sticker on a paper with a clip art toilet printed on it if he goes.
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Just potty trained my 25 month old this weekend.

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Registered: 04-13-2012

Hi Adrianne,

I feel your pain.

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Registered: 04-12-2012

What a beautiful family. I hope you'll find good advice. Blessings

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Registered: 08-23-1999

Welcome to our board sol4j.

thank you for comming,hope we can help you find what help you need,(if any)or just for a visit.

Many Blessings.

clmac

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Registered: 08-23-1999

Welcome to our board cafered,and thank you for the interesting article.

That works in very well with our regular methods.

I hope you will stick around.

Please feel free to ask any questions you may have and I always welcome any and all help.

Many Blessings.

clmac