Potty-training check-in!

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Starryblue702's picture
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Potty-training check-in!

So I was just curious as to how many of our Sugar Plums are fully potty trained? Liberty has got things down during the day, going pee and poo on the potty (on a regular potty, to boot!) but I'm still having to put her in a pull-up at night. The few times I tried letting her wear panties to bed, sure enough she has an accident and wakes up screaming because she's so upset that it happened. I figured that was a good way to train her, but now with the baby I don't want her coming into our room in the middle of the night screaming and waking the baby up (or waking me up for that matter, as I'm already up twice a night feeding him). I just don't know what to do. She's incredibly smart and verbal... you can literally have an entire conversation with her like she's 7 years old, but I just don't know what to do. She never has any accidents during the day, even when we're out and about, and yet she can't seem to get things down at night. How is your LO doing in this department?

rubber_da_glove's picture
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Fully PT'd since May last year. It just happened with no stress. I was prepared for a big battle but he just did it himself really. He had a few days of accidents in June because he was ill but nothing since (except at night when he's ill he goes in a pull-up, but mot of the time he'll wake us up to go)

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Kate's finished too. No pull ups at night anymore. She regressed for a few nights, but we were out of pull ups, so we just washed her sheets a few times and now she seems to have figured it out. She doesn't drink anything after dinner, which I think helps.

Krystal, I would just let her wear the pull up at night until she starts waking up dry. It will happen. I know it's a pain to keep buying them, but it's either that or washing the sheets right? I don't think there is any rush at this age to get them to stay dry through the night. Some may argue that it's confusing for them, but I don't really feel that way (at least about my own daughter).

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"haysmama" wrote:

Krystal, I would just let her wear the pull up at night until she starts waking up dry. It will happen. I know it's a pain to keep buying them, but it's either that or washing the sheets right? I don't think there is any rush at this age to get them to stay dry through the night. Some may argue that it's confusing for them, but I don't really feel that way (at least about my own daughter).

I 100% agree wuth you on this Smile

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Ryken is totally train except for at night. He wears a diaper at night still. I'm not in any rush to stop it because we have a hard time limiting his drinks after supper.

Krystal- Why not buy diapers instead of pullups? Pullups are so expensive compared to diapers, if you're looking to save some money.

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Jocelyn hasn't started potty training yet.

We let her watch us when we use the potty. She will sit on the potty for very short periods of time (but not do anything in it.) She knows what pee and poop are (but confuses them sometimes). Very occassionally she will tell us that she has pooped. I don't think she knows when pee or poop are coming.

If she does not seem ready by her fourth birthday, I will make a serious effort to potty train her. Until then, we are waiting for her to decide she's ready.

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Makenna is not interested in the potty at all, I am on holidays for 2 weeks so I am making a real effort to train while I am home from work but so far it's not going well.

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"KatieWillis" wrote:

Krystal- Why not buy diapers instead of pullups? Pullups are so expensive compared to diapers, if you're looking to save some money.

Because she equates diapers with babies (thanks to her new baby brother!) and I think that would upset her. Plus, a bag of pullups costs the same as a bag of diapers... at least where I shop lol!

Thanks for the words of wisdom girls! Like you said, I guess it's not THAT big of a deal right now, especially since she's got it down to an art during the day!

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Kaden is a weird one with it. He seems to go back and forth. He's very good about staying dry during the day, but won't tell us when he needs to go. He just holds it until we remind him to go or until he can't hold it anymore, and just doesn't care. He's almost always dry overnight, so I'm not concerned there, and he knows to go first thing in the morning and right before bed, but other than that he just does his thing. He stands when he goes peepee, so we're working on the aim thing. We've never been able to get him to sit, he's adamant that he stands like daddy.

He refuses to poop in the potty. I can barely get him to sit on it even.

We've tried all sorts of rewards for telling us he needs to go potty (1 M&M if he tells us he needs to go, and a 2nd if he's still dry; Getting to make bubbles in the potty or 'shooting' cheerios if he tells us) it seems like he just doesn't care. I try to keep him in regualr undies around the house hoping that the feeling of it running down his leg would be a turn off, but not much luck yet. It's not a huge deal yet, but he will start pre-school in September and he has to be trained before then. I would prefer to be done before the baby gets here in August though.

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We're pretty much fully trained except at night. We use a pamper at night.

He does have a poopy accident maybe twice a week, but we've definitely rounded the final curve. It's just a matter of him feeling more and more comfortable going.

He does use a potty instead of the toilet. So, I guess if he needed to go #2 in public, he would probably have an accident before he would use a toilet. (He's fine with peeing in a toilet in public.)

But I'm not going to worry about the potty/toilet transition until we go for a month or so with no accidents.

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Ugh Luke and potty training. I decided back in December that I was just declaring him pull up/ diaper free during the day and did the naked thing, he is still running around the house naked from the waist down as of now. If we put underwear on him he pees in them, if we put a pull up on him he pees in it and will poop in it too. He mostly saves his poops for naps and night time when he has a pullup on if he really has to go when he is nakjed he will go on the potty but he preferes not too. He pees like a champ tho which confuses me b/c he obviously gets it. But trying to get him to go on his own or even with prompting is a fight if he has pants on.

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Hunter is fully trained but still wears a pull up at night because he still has a small bottle of milk before bed ( I give him about 3oz ) What can I say, Mr H LOVES his milk!!! lol!
But 2 mornings in a row now he woke up dry (yesterday and today!!) so I was pretty impress since he has milk in bed right before passing out!!!

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We are finally completely potty-trained except for bedtime. Yay! He's had peeing down for almost a year, but he just started pooping the potty a couple of weeks ago. No accidents since then, though, even though he spent the night with my sister last night (first night away from us). I figure if he's using the potty at other people's homes, then he's pretty official.

We could force nighttime undies, but I guess I just don't care that much right now. We do allow him water after 8 p.m. but not juice or anything. He's wakes up dry some mornings and not others. I figure when we start seeing a pattern, we'll change him over. I'm much more relaxed about this than I was with potty-training him in general.

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Makenna is doing better with the potty, she is pretty well dry all day but still won't poop on the potty. She still needs reminding to go but at least we are making progress!

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Well, pretty much the day I posted a couple of weeks ago, our guy decided to go 100% in big boy undies....so no pamper in bed at all and he has had NO accidents! Yay! Officially fully potty-trained!