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    Question Potty training tiny kids

    My plan is to begin PT T at 2 1/2 years old..... BUT because he copies everything his big brother does, T is now going to the big potty a few times a day asking to go "pee pee". He climbs on the step stool and has proved to us that he can go potty like his brother! He's been doing this consistently for a few weeks now, which is great... but if he's going to go in the potty, I'd like switch his diapers to training pants and I'd like to teach him to pull his training pants off/on by himself. Unfortunately, the smallest training pants out there are too big for him. He's barely 20 pounds and is small in stature. Anyone have any recommendations or things that I could consider?
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    Skip the training pants all together? How old is Trevor now? Andrew was fully PTed just a few weeks after turning 2. He was even easier than Ava was to PT (and she caught on pretty fast) I think it helped a lot having an older siblling to watch. I did get a couple cloth trainers, but I felt like they never fit well, so we didn't use them often.

    While we were home, I would just leave him bottomless. When we went out, I did keep him in diapers for the first few times (because he was so young) but I kept them loose and stuffed with only one insert (we used cloth) and took him potty before we left the house, then when we arrived to each new destination. I've kept disposible diapers loose and have been able to pull them up and down with just a little adjusting as well. I tried to keep Andrew in pants that were easy to pull up and down. After those few times went well, we went straight to undies and haven't looked back. I did, and still do, keep a change of clothes in the car, just incase.

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    Trevor is 20 months. I hadn't really considered underwear b/c of BM's. Over the past few days he is now feeling more comfortable sitting on the potty (I think he is afraid of falling in). But maybe if he is in underwear that will only help him with the training? Thanks for the suggestion! I also like you idea of keeping the diapers loose. I may have to try that in the meantime. Thanks!
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    What about the Huggies Slip-On diapers?
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    We're not PTing, but I put Aiden in underwear when outside for diaper free time since apparently people (aka, DH) don't like me letting him run around naked. Walmart's Faded Glory 2T underwear shrinks a lot in hot water and fits DS well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshnBill View Post
    What about the Huggies Slip-On diapers?
    Do you know if these come in different sizes? I'll have to check them out when I'm at the store next.

    Quote Originally Posted by alwayssmile View Post
    We're not PTing, but I put Aiden in underwear when outside for diaper free time since apparently people (aka, DH) don't like me letting him run around naked. Walmart's Faded Glory 2T underwear shrinks a lot in hot water and fits DS well.
    How big is Aiden? My oldest still fits in the 2T/3T packs of undies, but I've never looked at the underwear at Wal Mart. Thanks for the tip. I'll consider those when I go to the store.
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    Sarafina does fit into Target brand pull up diapers. She barely weighs 21 pounds and is extremely petite. Now, if only they could figure out the potty. I still cannot get them to consistently go when they get up in the morning. Shouldn't you have to go then? They are not newly wet (as in..the diaper is not really warm...and with Target brand, you can usually tell) and should have to go. I am worried these girls are going to be hard to train. Sarafina thinks it is funny to take off all of her clothes at night or during nap. We have had two incidents of her drawing with poop on the walls. I was livid. Other than using duct tape, nothing we have tried keeps her clothes on. I am just praying that once I can really get going with them this summer, they will catch on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali26 View Post
    Do you know if these come in different sizes? I'll have to check them out when I'm at the store next.



    How big is Aiden? My oldest still fits in the 2T/3T packs of undies, but I've never looked at the underwear at Wal Mart. Thanks for the tip. I'll consider those when I go to the store.
    They do! I buy the 5's and Miles wears them at night as pull-ups. I have seen 3's and 4's at Target. Not sure about smaller than 3's.
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    I looked at the Target brand pull ups and they seemed to be the same size in comparision to the Huggies Pull Ups that I already tried, but I'll take another look! Thanks!

    I didn't even start training J until he was 2 years 9 months. At that time, we spend countless hours just sitting, playing, entertaining, etc. all in the bathroom. I'm the worst potty trainer that exists on the planet as I've read the books, taken advice, etc... but nothing ever seemed to work....he finally picked up on the daytime training after awhile, but the night time training is something we are still working on....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cali26 View Post
    I looked at the Target brand pull ups and they seemed to be the same size in comparision to the Huggies Pull Ups that I already tried, but I'll take another look! Thanks!

    I didn't even start training J until he was 2 years 9 months. At that time, we spend countless hours just sitting, playing, entertaining, etc. all in the bathroom. I'm the worst potty trainer that exists on the planet as I've read the books, taken advice, etc... but nothing ever seemed to work....he finally picked up on the daytime training after awhile, but the night time training is something we are still working on....
    I do think the Huggies Slip-ons will work. We used those with Sarafina until we could graduate to pull up diapers. She wore a 3 (and probably still does).

    Ha! I doubt you are the world's worst potty trainer ever! I personally think potty training is extrememly developmental. Bladder size, planning ability, language development, etc. all play a role. My girls will tell me they need to use the potty because they want to read books. Go figure. Sarafina knows when she is wet, but has not figured out how to tell us before she actually goes in her diaper. Isaiah was so easy. He trained at 2 years, 5 months. We did nothing. He just started telling us that he had to use the potty and moved right to underwear. The girls are almost 2.5 and have not figured most of that out yet. I am pretty sure they are going to make me feel like I am horrible at potty training. However, they have all the control over this one and I let them have it. We have set times that we sit on the potty, but I don't force it. We dump their dirty diapers in the toilet and flush and we talk about when we need to use the potty. I even do that crazy potty dance when I have to go to let them know what it might be like to feel like you have to go. So far, they just cheer me on and go on their way. They won't go to K potty trained. At least, that is what I tell myself. Although, saving the cost of diapers would be really nice.

    Good luck with T. You are lucky to have boys so close in age. My girls don't see Isaiah use the potty. Just me. So, there is not much motivation with wanting to be like their big brother. He is so much older that they don't relate much to him yet. They just know he will play with them sometimes.
    Melanie
    DS-Isaiah 1/2/04
    DDs- Keira and Sarafina 11/28/09


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