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#1 -Megs-

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 09:51 AM

Jack is showing lots of signs of being ready to toilet train, he tells us when he's done a poo, he has told us several times before doing a wee or poo, often wakes up dry and can remove his pants etc to sit on the toilet. The problem is getting him to wee or poo on the toilet or potty! Last night when he went to bed he took his nappy off and was saying he needed to wee. So we tried the potty, he didn't want to sit. Tried the toilet with his insert, he sat but straight away wanted to wipe and flush. Put a nappy on and a few minutes later it was wet.

I'm fairly sure that as soon as we manage to get that first wee/poo in the toilet/potty it will be all systems go but I just can't get him to stay there long enough! Help!

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:00 AM

Have you tried putting him in undies, and just "dealing" with the mess (I know, I know - less than desirable).

I've heard that this is a good way to make them realise. Some kids, it'll only take a day before they get the idea.

Don't worry though, he's not the only one. Jeremy is perfectly happy to sit on the toilet, but never actually does anything rolleyes.gif I must admit, I've been quite lazy about encouraging him, and putting him in jocks ph34r.gif Really must get onto that!
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:01 AM

I found for the first few months it was a bit hit & miss (pardon the pun laugh.gif) but eventually he just 'got it'.

What about putting a ping pong ball to aim at in the toilet to make it fun?

When we really started doing it, Lachie just got around with nothing on his bottom half so he understood what happened when he just did it. We had a potty in the lounge room so he could just run and be there instantly without fumbling with his shorts. Eventually we progressed to the toilet and wearing clothes.

I also found the closer he was to 3 the better he understood it all.



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Posted 02 February 2010 - 10:18 AM

my little one wouldnt sit or if she did it was for a split second and then it was all about the toilet paper and washing hands without any wee action. very frustrating. what did work to get her to sit for longer was a magnadoodle that only came out for toilet sitting while we "waited for the wee'.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:37 AM

When Eva had all the signs Jack is showing I bribed her to sit on the toilet.
I used a square of dairy milk (if she sat on toilet and did a wee etc she got the piece).
It worked and she was toilet trained in three days. It also helped to keep her nappy off while at home and stay at home those few days so she didn't feel the security of the nappy.
The books say don't use food rewards but worked for us!
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:05 PM

He just got up from his nap and for the second time today he had taken his nappy off and put on a pair of jocks instead. Might have to give the food rewards a try!

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:19 PM

I bought Ash a pretty book and some stickers the other week so now if she does a wee/poo in the potty she gets to choose a sticker and put it in her book. She also has this Elmo puppet thing (SOOOO annoying she wants you to put it on your hand ALL the time) so the new rule is Elmo doesn't come out unless she's on the toilet LOL. She has done quite a few wees in the past few days and loves her undies but she still won't tell me BEFORE she needs to do one.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:26 PM

With Amy i did a reward chart and told her when she did a wee in the potty she would get a sticker on her chart and a stamp that says 'good job' on both hands and also a jelly bean. It didn't take long for her, we had her pants off and she sat quite a few times on the potty and said 'wee coming' but it wasn't and then one time it did and we went ballistic, made a huge deal about it and then it became less she was sitting on the potty and then it was only when she needed to go or when we reminded her. She loved to clean out the potty too and getting to wash her hands.

Now her only reward is a hi-5 and she gets to flush and wash her hands as she's now only using the big toilet. It has been about 2 weeks since we started but she still wears a nappy at night.

I think as you said once you get that first one or two he'll probably be fine. Amy was petrified of the big toilet and we brought a comfy potty for her and it made all the difference as she wouldn't even go near those standard potty's.
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:34 PM

megs check out book store. we have a potty training story book and got a dvd from someone that taylor watched and we read over and over and i think that helped. but it is true wot they say, if they have too many accifdents in the beginning they arent quite ready.

in the book/dvd it talks about sitting and sitting and sitting until one day..........our book has a cheering button too

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:21 PM

I agree with just putting him in undies (and heading outside biggrin.gif ) and waiting for him to wet himself. Put the potty out there too. I did this for one afternoon and then almost the whole next day and he got it pretty well by the end of that time. The first probably 4-5 wee's he didn't care about - walked around wet and just didn't care but then it suddenly clicked and he got it. I also recommend using pull-up's for his day sleep and when out and about the first few days (or longer if needed). They feel a bit wet in these so the training can continue while you get on with life! Just be careful if he's a heavy wetter, my son soaks through a pull-up overnight. He was dry for a long time overnight, even went a few nights without a pull-up, but in this hot weather he's drinking lots and soaking through so we're back to nappies overnight rolleyes.gif

Good luck smile.gif Hopefully it's a quick process for you!
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Posted 02 February 2010 - 07:58 PM

Maybe megs he isnt just ready??

For about the past month Jack has been in nappies but i have been asking him to go to the toilet.he is different in that he will sit on the toilet.

id put Jack in undies and let him wet.A nappy absorbs the wee and doesnt make it that unconfortable..

Jack spent the whole day today at daycare and never once weeed his pants till daddy picked him up and he did a massive poo in his undies LMAO
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Posted 03 February 2010 - 08:38 AM

Ive had to actually physicall sit Jessy on the potty - she needs to go but says no so I have been putting her on it at regular intervals and its starting to click.

that potty time for girls or boys dvd is good That Amy spoke of - it helped Jess alot.

she still has accidents though so im not good on potty training advice.



QUOTE(sepia @ Feb 2 2010, 01:19 PM) View Post

I bought Ash a pretty book and some stickers the other week so now if she does a wee/poo in the potty she gets to choose a sticker and put it in her book. She also has this Elmo puppet thing (SOOOO annoying she wants you to put it on your hand ALL the time) so the new rule is Elmo doesn't come out unless she's on the toilet LOL. She has done quite a few wees in the past few days and loves her undies but she still won't tell me BEFORE she needs to do one.



same here re the before thing

although Jessy will tell me if there is a poo poo coming I ask does your bottom feel like poo is ready to come out and she gets that but the wees she doesnt tell me before I just put her on when I think she needs to go on
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Posted 03 February 2010 - 09:27 AM

We did what Bridget suggested. Penny was ready in winter (age 2 1/2) so I just got some cheap trackie pants from Target and the opshop and 21 pairs of tiny undies! Wet pants are VERY good at teaching kids what wee does! We used to say things like "where do wee wees go? On the potty! Yaaaaay" and "pants down, undies down and on the potty". Over and over and over and over!

I stayed home for 8 days and by the end of it, she was pretty much trained. It probably took another couple of weeks after that before she was completely accident free. And another month or so and she was night trained (we used the huggies pullups with the wetness liner at night).

I did read that you shouldn't reintroduce nappies while you're training as they can get confused.

Hope that helps in some way... sorry it didn't make much sense!
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