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AK2663's picture
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potty training!

wish us luck! tackling potty training while I'm on break, will update u on how it goes!

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Good Luck!!!!

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Good luck!! Keep me posted! Ive tried and quit several times with Lily. That girl can hold it for hours and hours!!!!

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Best of luck! We've been working with Kaylin for months, she gets it for sure but is so stubborn and continues to have accidents.

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:goodluck:

How is it going so far?

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It's great! First day she only had one accident! Yesterday she had 2 accidents, but I blame some of that on being at my parents for t-day and not at home. Today she hasn't had any accidents!

I can tell she isn't ready to tell me when she needs to go yet. I've been on her every 20 minutes to sit on the potty for 5mins. She gets one jellybean if she sits the whole 5 min, 2 if she pees and 3 if she poops. Once she pees I don't ask her for another hour/hour n half, then start the 20 min process again. Its worked great and I can kinda tell when she needs to go now. She pretty much pees every 2-3 hours and poops before nap after lunch Smile

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I should clarify we do no diaper at nap but do still do a night time diaper. She asked for a diaper the first day but I just told her there weren't anymore. After that now she fights us bc she doesn't want to put the nighttime one on! Smile We still do tho, she sleeps 12 hours and can't make it the whole time consistently.

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Neat! Its interesting to see other people's strategy.

We did daytime, then night-time. Ivy has been toilet trained since Christmas with the occasional accident, but we've let her take the lead on night-time. Just in the past couple weeks has she become consistent with getting up to pee at night. She still wants a diaper, though, so we let her have one when she goes to bed. 90% of the time she's dry in the morning these days. Some days she gets up in the night, but on occasion she is just too tired and I'd rather change a wet diaper than all the sheets on her bed.

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That's great! It took Mason about 9 months to really start telling us, but he is now telling us before he goes and even taking the initiative to go to the bathroom and go by hisself!

However we are still in diapers at nap and night-time. I am not sure how to go about potty training for those times. Once he is asleep, he is OUT. A lot of times after nap time he is dry, we are trying to cut back on drinks before nap and bed, but I don't know what else to do. We want to move him to the big queen bed and out of the toddler bed, but I'm not sure whether to keep him in the toddler bed til he is night time trained because changing sheets on a toddler bed is easier than a queen bed.

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Go Gracie!!!!! YAY for no more diapers!!!(well for the most part!!) Hope she keeps it up!!

Emily has been potty trained since March and does very good! About 2 weeks ago is when we took away the night time pull-up and she hasn't had an accident yet!! but she usually wakes up and goes potty!

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We've been pretty good here for a bit over a month, with maybe a handful of accidents(only pee, no poop). He still wears a pull-up at night, and wakes up wet. I think he's only woken up dry 2 times. Ever. I had to put one of those safety door handle things on the bathroom door though, since nothing is out of his reach in there(can't lock the cabinet) and he squeezed nearly a whole bottle of shampoo into his potty insert. So he tells me he has to go and I have to go with him, but before I put the lock on it, he'd go in there by himself and go, but he was mostly naked back then so had no clothes to deal with.

Our biggest problem is that he's stubborn sometimes when it comes to taking the pull-up off in the morning, and he will poop in it, instead of telling me he needs to go. I'd really rather not buy a new Diaper Genie refill, and told him that this morning haha. I said you'd better stop pooping in the pull-up.

He's still in the crib, so I'm content to keep the pull-up on him and see if he'll just start holding it through the night. He seems to be a pretty deep sleeper, so I'd rather not start training him to get up in the middle of the night, 'cause then I'd have to get up with him!

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YEAH!!!!! That's awesome!

The girls are usually dry after nap and every once in a while in the morning. But they are still in cribs so they can't get up on their own. I would like them to be out of "nighttime panties" (can't call them diapers or pull-up or they get upset) by the time they are three, but I guess we will see what happens.

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Yay! Lexi takes care of all of her own business these days....love it.

I've found that you really can't do anything for nighttime PT'ing (at least IMO.)

Taya and Lexi both started waking up to pee and waking up dry when they were just over the age of 2 (Lexi has been diaper free at night since July....) Taya did the same thing and had about 3 night accidents ever. Callie woke up soaking wet every single morning until she was 5 and we used an alarm to wake her up to pee (it was a sensor thing that would beep when she started to pee.) Miles is 4.5 and still wakes up soaked every single morning.

We did nothing different with the kids-- they were all day PT'd about 18 months. But the night time thing seems to just happen.....or not. Hang in there!

AK2663's picture
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Im such a proud mommy Smile This has been a breeze. No accidents since T-day even during nap Smile Nighttime Im not as concerned with as I agree with Audra where there isn't much you can do about it. I personally don't want to get up with her until she starts asking lol

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YEAH GRACIE!!!!! Isn't it wonderful to be done with diapers? Well, at least to only have one in diapers!

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Can you please come train Kaylin?

She KNOWS where to go, she ASKS when we're in public. But at home, she refuses. Today, I actually bribed her with dollar bills for everytime she went in the potty. She asked for five dollars, Lol, so I don't know if she gets it.

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Girl good luck! I'm so stressed out with two kids that I don't know when I'll try again. You go girl!