Unsure what to do . . . advice anyone?

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Registered: 08-27-2006
Unsure what to do . . . advice anyone?
Sun, 02-01-2009 - 8:58pm

My DS#1 I got off easy with potty training, we had been working on it, but he actually fully trained while with my mom when we spent a week a the hospital when DS#2 was born.

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Registered: 04-11-2004
Sun, 02-01-2009 - 10:46pm

Melissa, Hi and welcome to the Toilet Teaching board.

It could be that he has become accustom to the little potty at school and that is what he is comfortable with. There are many different potty chairs out there, have you looked with your DS and asked him which potty chair he would like, and would be comfortable with. With my oldest DS that was a struggle, we couldn't find a potty chair he wanted so we finally found one on-line and when it arrived it was one struggle down. My DS ended up picking out the tinkle tunez potty. Start small and make sure your DS is comfortable with using the potty and go from there. I hope that helps. Please keep us updated on your DS progress.


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Registered: 06-25-2005
Mon, 02-02-2009 - 3:28pm

I love those little toilets! We have one in the nursery at church, and dd had one at preschool. The small toilets make it so much easier on the kids.

Although it means stripping off his clothes, you can try having ds sit backwards on your toilet at home (facing the tank of the toilet). When he sits backwards, your ds bottom will rest on the front edge of the toilet seat, giving him a secure seat. When kids sit frontwards, their tiny little bottoms fall into the toilet, which is kinda scary for them.

You may also consider trying a different ring insert for the toilet seat. Some work better than others.

BabyBjorn Toilet Trainer

Contoured Cushie Step-Up Potty

Flip 'n Flush Training Seat
(This one doesn't necessarily fit all newer toilets)

I hope you find a solution that works. If not, you're wise to not make it a big issue yet.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 02-05-2009 - 1:58pm

Hello Melissa,

The first thing I would suggest,is to get rid of the pull-ups,they do nothing more than slow down the training,as they are far to comfy.

Take your son to the store and have him pick out his favorite character underwear and buy about a 1/2 dozen pair of plastic pants to go over them.

I also agree with the others,that finding the right potty will be a big help,but so will his not wanting to be wet all the time.