Good Thread! We're waiting over here. We're moving in a couple of weeks then taking a 10hr car trip at the end of the month. We'll wait until that's settled down. I'm excited to get started and be diaper free!!!
DH Brian 06/06 Furbaby Abe 09/07 m/c @ 5w5d 06/08 DD Mary 6/28/09 DD Bree 12/7/12
Nothing going on here yet. Leah will sit on her little potty before getting in the tub but gets right back up. She'll keep doing that till bath is ready for her. She'll pretend wipe herself and throw it away in the big potty. I'm thinking I'll wait til I see her more interested, not really gonna "push" for it for another few months. She's my last baby so its bittersweet with her.
Ben's just (like in the past couple days) taken an interest in my pee and waving bye bye to it when I flush. He even says 'bye bye'. It's pretty cute.
We have been messing around with potty training for a few months. McKenzie had a real interest back in January, and had more successes than accidents, and we thought she would continue...but then as fast as it came...it went, and she lost interest. She LOVES to sit on her little potty and wipe, but hasn't actually gone in a while. I have to remember to watch her close while she sits because she will wipe herself raw if I forget to tell her to stop. More than once, she has ripped off her diaper, gone and sat on her potty and wiped until she cried...poor baby!
We will be hitting it real hard at school in the next few weeks...Ms. Sam, my co-worker/dear friend/McKenzie's teacher is brilliant when it comes to potty training. She has unbelievable patience...and takes the kids every 15 minutes. Once her sister (my other friend and co-worker) has her baby within 2 weeks, Ms. Sam will be here at school all day and will work with the 2 year olds...and I can't wait! Of course, I will follow her lead, and do what she does at home, but I will let her get McKenzie excited about it, because she is her favorite teacher!
As far as tips and tricks...these are what I did with Tyler and what we follow at our school...
**Consistency is the best and most important rule to follow.
**Accidents will happen, never make it a big deal. (For car rides, get a waterproof pad to put under them...it saves tons of trouble!)
**ALWAYS HAVE AT LEAST 4 COMPLETE OUTFITS INCLUDING SHOES IF YOU GO OUT OF THE HOUSE!!!
**If they have accident after accident, maybe they really aren't ready. Try Pull-ups instead of underwear, and try to gain more successes.
**Reward for successes, and encourage them with a positive attitude for accidents. **The first time its a bad experience, trust me, it will stay that way for a long time!
**For girls, loose and short dresses or shirts and underwear is best. For boys, shirt and underwear work great. Never belts, onsies, or overalls. Rubber shoes like Crocs or flip flops are the best because they can be washed off and put right back on after an accident! Adding pants to the mix to early can discourage kids if they can't pull up or down pants.
**Taking them to the potty every 15 minutes works really well, but is time consuming! Once they get the hang of going, the time can be spread out farther.
**Poop is probably not gonna happen for a while! It takes the kids a whole lot longer the control that muscle, so don't be discouraged if they are "pee pee" trained, but not the poop!
**For boys, Cheerios and Fruit Loops in the toilet was a huge hit in my house. They actually make "toilet targets" but why waste the money if Cheerios or Fruit Loops work?
**And last but not least...never force it! Really and truly wait for the readiness signs, otherwise it's like beating a dead horse. They will become far more resistant, and actually have accidents on purpose to be put in a diaper. We have had kids in our school completely trained (day and night, poop and pee) at 16 months, and we still have some 4 year olds that are still not ready. Every child is different. Girls seem far easier than boys...blah, blah, blah. I started Tyler at 18 months, and even with consistency, he wasn't fully trained until right after his 3rd birthday! So take your time, allow them to be independent, and be supportive...that's the best advice I can give!
How is potty training going? It is not. She was really good for 2 weeks in Febuary but then stopped
Who is training? Little potty, big potty, or potty seat? We have a potty and a seat for the toilet as well as trainers but we are not pushing. She will sit on the toilet when we are on there but will not take off her diaper
Who is still waiting? If waiting when do you plan on starting? I will start after she is adjusted to the new baby so months from now
Who is trained? Day and night or just day? Big boy/girl pants? Pull-ups?
Any tips, tricks, anything that worked for you that you want to share. Tips on how to keep your carpets from messes?!?!?
I didn't see this thread when i posted my other one! Good ideas!! Thanks ladies!
Mandie & John 1/31/2004
Joey & Lucas
Well, I thought I'd responded to this already, but apparently I was just imagining it.
How is potty training going? OK, really. A is doing a great job of going when we remind her. She's very good about knowing when she needs to go and when she doesn't, but we have to ask first. That is, if I say, "Do you need to go potty?" she will answer correctly. But she's only told me she had to go a couple of times.
Little potty, big potty, or potty seat? We have an insert for the big potty, and that's all that we use. We found out the hard way at my sister's house that our dog + the little on-the-floor potties was a bad idea.
Who is still waiting? If waiting when do you plan on starting? We're just being casual about it now. So I guess you could say we're waiting?
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