Are we the last to potty train?

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Are we the last to potty train?

Is anyone left? Are you have a problem or just waiting?

Josh still screams when I mention the potty. I am at my witts end over here. Trying not to push it and give him time but it is not improving at all. Did anyone have any kids previously that had an issue with potty training? How did it work out in the end?

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Nope, not the only one.

Miles (Mr, I'll use the potty when I'm 3) now says he still isn't old enough.

Diapers/potty mentioning/pooping has all become a HUGE issue here so I'm trying to just let it all die down a bit before mentioning it again. He pooped at school yesterday and FREAKED out about having his diaper changed - so much that they called me in to do it. He freaked on me, too, so....

And he won't wear pull-ups. I thought he'd totally love the lightening mcqueen diapers but he FREAKS if I try to put on one him and rips it right off. He only wants the diapers "with the purple monkey."

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Violet is mostly pt'd now. Do want to give you some hope though, when I first tried to train her at the beginning of the year she fought tooth and nail! I gave up after 5 days. She was holding it for near 9 hours at a time.

About a month after that, she noticed the potty seat in the closet and asked to use it. Since then she's been trained. I did nothing at that point. I do think for some kids, they will let you know when they are ready and trying to train them before then is useless. Being in dipes at 3 might not be ideal, but it's probably not going to be forever.

If V hadn't decided she was ready I wasn't going to bother trying to train her again til the summer.

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Kat honey, don't sweat it. Toddlers are funny little creatures. All kids mature at different rates and boys seem to be a lot slower at this than girls. I'd just put it on the backburner. Tell yourself it's no big deal if he's still in Diapers at 4 and then you'll be very happy if it happens sooner. Wink

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Still in diapers and probably will be for a while longer.

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Karina is finally getting it, she just pooped in the potty for the first time last night and she has been peeing in the potty for a few weeks now at home. I can see it's been a bit of a scary experience for her, esp last night. She pooped and then got scared and asked for her diaper, but I calmed her down. I think it just freaked her out a little so just be patient with him and give him time to get used to it and think about it.

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kat.... this is definately an issue you don't want to force!! i like mels advice......i'm one to set my goals reachable, and if it happens before hand, you will be siked!!!LOL!!

yay karina!!!!!!!

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My dd was hard to pt. She was 3 yrs., 3 months by the time she was ready.
When she finally got it & decided she was done with diapers, she had a potty party at Chuck E Cheese. It was awesome for her - she had a real party with a bunch of friends and family come and celebrate her success. I even got her a big cake that said Congratulations Baylie. Biggrin

Don't sweat it, it will happen...I promise! Biggrin

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Dont sweat it too much. Wyatt was four when he even thought about being potty trained and he fought us hard. We finally got it done, but if he isnt ready, dont push him.

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H has never gone in the potty ... he likes to sit on it, but that's it.

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Still in dipes here. He's proud of that fact, too! He pees in the potty sometimes...maybe pooped once on accident...that's it.

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We are still working on night time potty training. It will come...hang in there!

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We've just started PT. We've been working on it for about a month. We're out of diapers and in pull-ups, but it's just about the same. He's gone on the potty a couple times but nothing major. I'm still proud of him though.

I feel like the last one too!

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My boys took forever, in our house it was a boy thing. I agree with everyone who says you can't force it - we tried that and failed each time. Anna pretty much trained herself, but even that was a week from hell for me. It is NOT fun, hang in there.

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I though B was trained - then literally on her 3rd birthday she decided it was okay to pee in pants (and now diapers since 8 outfits in a day is just too much)! Would not worry - it will happen.

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In diapers here. He has been screaming at the idea. I haven't tried with earnest yet though. I've been telling him once he turns 3. That would be today...yikes. So, tomorrow I will be trying it for real and seeing how it goes. If he fights I will wait til summer. As much as I would like him PT now I am not going to make us both miserable. I think I am just dreading all the work that goes into it. Selfish I know.

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We're still working on it too. I thought he was fully trained last fall, but he has regressed to full diapers and back again a few times. I think he realizes that it's one thing that he can control so he uses it to his advantage. FUN! At this point, I just let him choose each morning if he wants dipes or undies and go from there. I was going crazy stressing it, so I'm trying to go with the flow at this point.

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We're still training here. She's been backwards. She started waking up dry in the morning several months ago but wanted nothing to do with the potty during the day. She wouldn't fight her if you'd take her, but she'd never let you know before she had to go. Then about a month ago she started holding things better during the day and initiating potty runs.

So we've been playing around with panties and her amount of pee accidents has been steadily decreasing and she doesn't go sit every 15 minutes like at first. But she never wanted to do #2 and would ever poop in her panties or ask for a diaper to poop.

Well both the night before yesterday and last night she finally broke the barrier and pooped in the potty!!!!!!! We are so excited. She kinda squats on the regular toilet to do it, becasue she couldn't get it to happen while sitting. We help her get situated and then she asks us to leave the room (she's one of those that hides in a corner to poop). We call out to her to check if she's ok periodically and maybe it takes her like 5 min. Last night she called out to us "I did a rock poop!". It was hilarious. Also, I think something FINALLY clicked with her where she no longer wants to feel that turd on her butt. Last night she held it for a while and then ran to the bathroom instead of soiling herself.

We've decided not to buy any more regular diapers and use panties exclusively while at home and pull ups while we're out for now. Hopefully it won't be much longer and she won't regress while we're away next month.

Don't worry. There is hope!! About a month ago (while washing a pooped on panty) it seemed like we'd never do it. And now she's really close. YAY!

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Belle is good if you take her, but still won't tell you she needs to go. she also still won't poop on the potty. 15 1/2 days of school then summer and hopefully we can get this done.

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I had a hard time potty training Bradley. I can't remember exactly how old he was, but it was after he turned 3. Just hang in there and try not to push it too much. Keep encouraging and have the potty out where he can see it. Do you or DH take Josh with him when you go? I had to do that with both B and G. We make it a family affair, lol. I think it does kind of help them if they see mom or dad do it.

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Yea we take Josh with us when we go. He could care less though. Oh well I am coming to terms that he is just going to take a while. Time to move on to potty training Sofia soon.

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We're struggling here. Ollie doesn't seem quite ready. Anybody else getting a bit of weirdness about it from your folks or older generations? I keep getting things like "my kids were pt'd by 18mo." etc.