Potty Training

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Potty Training

So, I know a couple of our kiddos have started. How is it going?

My girls are not ready and I don't push. They know we have a toilet ring and they will ask to sit on it sometimes. We put them on when they want. Neither have actually had a "happy accident" where they have used it, but they are getting there. We need more willingness to use language before I will consider actually training them. They just refuse to tell us what they want sometimes. They would rather point and scream! Gah! My hope is that they will be ready in about 6-8 months. That is about when my DS decided he was ready. If it is later than that, it isn't a big deal.

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Josiah's showing signs he's ready but honestly I'm not :-? I'd love to not have two in diapers but I just don't have the time right now. I let him sit on the potty when he wants to and sometimes when he's being obvious that he needs to go I'll sit him on the potty and he's gone on the potty a few times and we praise him for it. On one hand I don't want to miss a good opportunity with him being so interested right now...but it's daunting to think about dealing with accidents and reminding him that he needs to go potty and getting him to a bathroom when we're out of the house right now.

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Considering DD is STILL not completely potty trained, I'm not ready to take on Zayne. ROFL I think I'm going to train him this summer when I"m home with the kids. It'll be hard with a new baby in the house but that's the only time I can completely devote to PTing

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Well, Sarafina went on the potty last night! Of course, it was a coincidence, but she was so proud. Biggrin

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Jack has shown a little interest in the potty, mostly for the novelty of going in the bathroom with mommy or daddy. He had one time when he went on it, I sat him on the potty when I was drawing his bath, and he peed. That was a month ago. Today though he came to the kitchen gate and asked for it to be opened, then ran to the bathroom and showed me he wanted to sit on the potty. I checked his diaper and he had poo'd in it. At least he recognized the feeling. Smile

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"annestacy" wrote:

Jack has shown a little interest in the potty, mostly for the novelty of going in the bathroom with mommy or daddy. He had one time when he went on it, I sat him on the potty when I was drawing his bath, and he peed. That was a month ago. Today though he came to the kitchen gate and asked for it to be opened, then ran to the bathroom and showed me he wanted to sit on the potty. I checked his diaper and he had poo'd in it. At least he recognized the feeling. Smile

That is a good sign. Sarafina told me she was "stinky" yesterday. I checked her and she wasn't dirty. However, she was dirty a few minutes later. I guess I should have put her on the potty. I am wondering if she is going to be ready to start earlier than I thought. I am in no hurry myself, so I will just see what she does.

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Evan is just starting to show interest. They sit him on the potty at daycare and we sit him on it at home but it's more for fun and familiarity right now vs actually going (he hasn't gone yet). But he's starting to know when he's got a dirty diaper and he seems to know what a potty is for. I tend to agree though that his verbal skills need a bit more development before I think he'll be ready to really go all out training. Honestly with a baby on the way I'm not big in to pushing it. Though having 2 in diapers will be crazy lol

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"kmm123" wrote:

Though having 2 in diapers will be crazy lol

It isn't so bad, really. It just takes a little longer to get everyone ready. Smile It will become your new normal.

Try having two that hate having their diaper changed and they run all over the room while you are trying to get them ready. That is the best! Wink

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Lol Melanie, I can only imagine! I'm not finding 2 in diapers to be too bad but Josiah hates being in a dirty diaper so if I tell him I need to change his diaper he'll lay right down for me, I usually change both boys at the same time just lay them next to each other, change Josiah and then change Isaiah. The hardest part for me has been getting back into cloth. I keep Josiah's in his room and Isaiah's in our room so I feel like I'm running all over the house finding diapers Lol

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We tried keeping a stock of diapers in the girls' room and in our living room to try and cut down on the running around. We were good about it when the girls were really little, but as they get older, we forget to stock the basket downstairs. So, we run around a little more now. Biggrin With my DS, it was a big deal. With the girls, however; it can be a problem. I am afraid to leave them alone for too long. They are into everything. Thankfully, I think that will be getting better in the next 6 months or so. Even with babyproofing, the girls find ways to hurt themselves or each other. Throwing blocks, books, and toys at each other is the most frequent issue. Lol

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We panicked about getting Harley a potty because she was showing signs she wanted to start. Every time she would go to the bathroom she would want us to change her right away, she was always taking her diaper off when she would pee, so we got one and she won't sit on it. She screams and throws a fit. So I'm not going to push it. It would be nice to get her to start early but I want her to be ready, I don't want to force her.

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My kids don't potty train until about 3 years old. I will have 3 in diapers for a little bit.

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"XplatinumXpixeyX" wrote:

We panicked about getting Harley a potty because she was showing signs she wanted to start. Every time she would go to the bathroom she would want us to change her right away, she was always taking her diaper off when she would pee, so we got one and she won't sit on it. She screams and throws a fit. So I'm not going to push it. It would be nice to get her to start early but I want her to be ready, I don't want to force her.

We don't use a little potty. We just use a potty ring on the regular toilet. I doubt that will change her current attitude about the potty, but it is an idea and so much cheaper and easier to clean. She needs to be ready and want to sit on the potty though.

Sarafina is grabbing her diaper now and saying, "poppy." However, she is wet when she says it. So, we are on the right track. The question now is do I move them to pull-up type diapers or not because putting them on the potty in a traditional diaper is a big PITA! Biggrin I am just a little shocked that S is starting this already. Isaiah didn't show an interest until he was about 2 years, 4 months...and that was a rapid progression from interest to telling us when he was ready to go. One day he just starting saying he needed to go potty and never stopped. I will never expect potty training to be that easy, ever again. Lol

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We are going to try potty training this summer, will be letting Taine run free Biggrin It's too cold during the winter months.

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We have a potty now and Evan likes to sit on it when I potty and daycare has started sitting him on the potty but he doesn't do anything. He likes to sit on it though and I figure that's a start. I know life will get totally crazy in a few short weeks so I'm not pushing it at all. I am hoping we have him PT by 3 but that's about it for goals here!

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Last night I had stripped Taine down for his bath and he started farting. I thought well at least we can try and took him to the toilet. Held him over it and he tried his hardest to poop, but nothing came out. He gets the gist of it, haha.