We're ready to start potty training! We've been holding off on really focusing on it because we had a 10hr car trip for the holidays. Now that's behind us and as if she were on cue, we've been getting reports from daycare that she's peeing on the potty several times a day (the room that she's in they always try the potty when they go to change diapers). So this week we're using pull ups at school. We bought underwear. Over the weekend we're going to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate and go cold turkey!
Where is everyone else with it?
If you're done - what are your top 3 suggestions? What worked for you?
Are you using rewards? I can't decide what to do with that. Eventually we'd stop giving them (I've never heard of a 10 year old getting a sticker for peeing on the potty). So I'm just trying to figure out how all of that would work.
DH Brian 06/06 Furbaby Abe 09/07 m/c @ 5w5d 06/08 DD Mary 6/28/09 DD Bree 12/7/12
Ethan is finally showing some interest in the potty and is going once a day right before, in the middle or right after bathtime. Otherwise he refuses to go the rest of the day! Not quite sure what to do about that! I think there are about 15 kids in his room at daycare (18months to 3 years old) and only one is fully trained, a couple go sometimes and the rest are where Ethan is. Regardless, I'd love to get out of diapers for at least one child!
Sofia knows and tells me when she has to poop but also tells me "no poop on the potty". She refuses to sit on the potty to poop or pee. I have no idea how to get her on it. I think I may have to stick her in underwear and hope she learns.
11/2012, 12/2012, 2/2013
Vance is fully potty trained, he has been since he turned two in June. We didn't do a reward system never did for any of the three. We let him walk around the house naked, I have heard of Mom's of little girls letting them wear a dress with no undies. We asked him and brought him potty every hour, until he started telling us he had to go, and then he started going alone. We took a 12 hour road trip in July that I thought for sure was going to set us back but he didn't have one accident in the car or while we were away so that is when I knew it was official he didn't need diapers anymore but before that I was too sad to call it since he is my last baby. I always recommend naked time and frequent potty trips to help with potty training. When we started venturing out in undies I would make sure he went potty before we left the house and then look for potty clues like holding himself or doing the peepee dance. Good luck to everyone potty training.
forgot to comment on the rewards question! we are giving the "reward" of doing the "pee pee" dance! LMAO! We dance around in circles and praise him to the nines! when he poops on the toilet I might give him an M&M reward to encourage the poooping!
I would consider us in pretty complete with the "awake" potty training. She still wears a diaper for naptime and bedtime, but even those are lessining in wetness. We started off with having her try every half-hour, then changed that to every hour aafter a couple days, and eventually she just started telling us when she has to go! Its been 4 days now of no accidents .
She gets 2 skittles every time she goes, 3 if she poops. At daycare, she doesn't do the candy reward, so I just give her 2 skittles for the whole day when we get home. And apparently she doesn't even ask for them there, but at home, immediately after she pees she says "I go wash my hands, then I get 2 skittles". Haha, stinker. I think we'll keep doing this for a couple more days, then I'll start weaning her off by maybe giving her a sticker for everytime she pees, then after so many stickers she'll get her skittles. I don't know, we'll see how it goes.
Isabella is going to be in diapers (or adult diapers) when she goes to college. I kid you not. She refuses to wear big girl panties and screams and cries when I try to get her to sit on the potty. She'll tell me if she's wet. I've decided to stop talking about since she is obviously not ready and try again in a month or so.
She does know when she goes, and she loves wearing underwear rather than diapers, but she has absolutely no desire to tell us when she needs to go (except at night after she's in bed and random times maybe once a month) and she obviously has to go very frequently. It's all very frustrating. We went for 3-4 days the last week in December where she was in underwear all day and had maybe 1 accident a day, but it was really hard work for me and since then she's decided she does not want to go to the potty anymore (which makes it 10x more difficult) and I just don't see an end in sight for us.
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We're day trained but not night. She started trying to go to the toilet on her own around 18months of age. She has a speech delay though, which made it hard for her to tell me when we were out if she needed to go. She's a great little actress though (she has to be) and quickly came up with actions that got her point across. As soon as I let her go for it she trained herself (between 22-24 months I guess).
My son, on the other hand, was over 3 when he PT'd