New and ? on PT

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Registered: 02-04-2007
New and ? on PT
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Sat, 12-19-2009 - 6:07pm

Hi all! My name is Tina and my DS is 25 months old. I'm excited to see this board!

I have a question about PT...
DS has been showing signs of readiness for a couple months, but is very much attached to his diapers. He has been in control of his bowels for some time... usually goes at the same time each day unless we are out running errands. Then he waits until the minute we get home.

After much prep talking about big boy underwear, practicing sitting on the potty, etc... we have started PT today. We are giving him plenty of fluids and set a timer to off every 15/20 minutes and having him sit on the potty. He did a great job right away having a BM and we rewarded him. Going pee has been another story. He is literally holding his urine in until he gets OFF the potty and then goes immediately in his underwear. He seems very aware of this. It took a lot of coaching to get him to release his urine on the potty earlier today. This was after he clearly had pee while sitting on the potty and just would not let it go.

Does anyone have any experience with this? He clearly has the muscle control to hold his urine until he is comfortable, but how to I get him comfortable to go on the potty? The fact that he will have a BM on the potty but won't pee is making me crazy!

TIA!
Tina

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Registered: 08-18-2006
In reply to: ready_now
Mon, 12-21-2009 - 1:03pm

Wow, I am amazed at the fact that your DS is getting trained so early. I trained my DD when she was closer to 3 - 3 months shy of her third bday and she was trained in about a month totally.


My DD had a different issue, she would always pee, but not do her BM in potty. We tried rewarding anything and everything, charting with stickers etc. Since she was quite verbal that time, we insisted that when she had to go #2, she needs to go inside the wash room and call us for a diaper change. She slowly and steadily did that for a month, she showed her urge to go in the potty.


I did naked training for 5 days and thats what helped her, she would cry for a diaper when she had to go #2. We offered her always but slowly she got the hang of it.


Sorry my post may be of no help and I hope someone who have DS will be able to offer some good suggestion, since training boys and girls work in different ways.


Does your DH help your DS? He may start taking your DS with him when he goes to washroom to train your DS. Good luck.

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Registered: 10-30-2007
In reply to: ready_now
Sun, 12-27-2009 - 8:10pm

Logan did this with bms... He knew when he had to go.. but would wait until he got a pull up on.. and then go right away. It was really a control issue for him.. and he just wasn't ready. Once he was ready - he literally disappeared for a moment.. and I yelled to him.. and he was in my bathroom going poop on the potty! we never looked back.. he just needed to be ready.

I hope PT goes well for you soon!

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Registered: 02-04-2007
In reply to: ready_now
Wed, 12-30-2009 - 3:16pm

Thanks for the thoughts! This is truly a journey, but DS is making progress. As of the last 4-5 days, he has pretty much been staying dry all day and will urinate almost as soon as I put him on the potty. He even woke up the other morning dry which was a first. He was doing really well with having a BM on the potty, but has regressed a bit. I know this will take time. I'm just thankful he is no longer sitting on the potty FOREVER holding in his urine until he can't hold it anymore! We are still working on him initiating on his own (which he is yet to do), but for now we are sitting on the potty on a regular schedule and I watch his body language to know when he needs to go. He is so so proud when he goes on the potty :)

Thanks again!
Tina

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