Hoping its not too soon to celebrate BUT.....

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PatienceW's picture
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Hoping its not too soon to celebrate BUT.....

Ben peed on the potty tonight!!!!!!!! For those htat saw my earlier post we were really struggling and then today I took him to work with me and showed him the "really cool big boy potty" (it was a reg toilet but little kid size in our pre k room) he tried 2 times (one successful bc mom-mom was there and he wanted to show her how to use it) Then tonight we went to mom's house and there was a baby there visiting and he was all excited and wanted to hold him etc. then we came home tonight and I kept telling him how proud I was that he tried to use the potty at school today. a little while later he came up and asked if he could go use the potty. So we told him of course but he asked us to stay in the kitchen. I checked to make sure the potty was dry (he once tried to spit in it and tell me he peed) when he had me turn the light on before I was made to go back to the kitchen... he pulled his pants down himself, peed then yelled to tell me he was done and I could come check. He filled it! then we washed hands brushed teeth celebrated got our sticker and then he told me I had to go back to the kitchen bc he was going to pee again . so I did.. and he did! I HOPE HOPE HOPE this keeps up! He's going to go to Daycare tomorrow so we will see if he goes there too... (we did tell him earlier this week he couldnt have a brother or sister until he learned to use the potty because he was going to have to help teach them... so maybe that helped??! ) either way. happy dance over here!

isisgoddess_1's picture
Joined: 03/29/08
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WTG Ben. Potty training stinks, but it is awsome our little ones are getting there.

PatienceW's picture
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AGH!!!!!!!!!!! Why won't my child potty train???? he can, he has, he now refuses. I fear I will be signing him up for kindergarten and he won't be potty trained! I potty trained tons of kids when i worked at daycare. Why can I not get my own to? He's so stubborn. he would rather pee his pants than to stop to pee on potty.we even went to big boy underwear and he did well at night (he wanted to) but then had a day where he wasn't quite awake and peed in the floor next to the potty. and cried. Then that same day he peed at mom-moms house in the upstairs office(the bathroom was downstairs) and now he's done and wont pee on the potty. SUGGESTIONS? (excuse my rant.I needed to get it out.... .)

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Joined: 09/07/12
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We are still struggling with the PT'ing. Rei says he wants to I set the time going off every 15 min all day as soon as he gets off the potty and says i cant go he wets himself. So frustrating hopeing it will all just "click" and soon Wink

tink9702's picture
Joined: 09/28/08
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your first problem seems to be that he thinks he's going to miss out on the fun. Suggestion for that is to make it clear that he can come back to what he's doing once he goes on the potty.

your second problem seems to be he's afraid of disappointing you. How did you react when he pees on the floor or in his pants? Staying calm and matter of fact can help a lot if you are not doing that.

Last idea - put him in just underwear, stay close to the bathroom but let him choose when to go. Just remind him that he has underwear on every so often but don't suggest he goes to the potty. Let him decide when to go.

good luck! I hate PTing!

PatienceW's picture
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he def does not want to stop playing. I assure him that everythign will be there and even tell him it'd be quicker to pee on the potty instead of mommy having to change him..... as for when he had accidents he was upset but we weren't. we told him it was ok, and that we would keep trying. (not sure how mom-mom was when he had the accident htere) we did wear big boy underwear 2 nights ago! he stays dry through the night and when he woke up in the am we manage to get to the potty. he sat on it the whole time saying "I dont haffa go potty" as he peed and filled it up! he's done ok today. until we had to go to a birthday party where he refused to use potty there. (even though they had 2 little potties.... we will keep at it.