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#31 Channy

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Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:46 PM

I'm sure it happens all the time!
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Posted 02 October 2011 - 09:57 PM

At about 2 1/2 Annabelle decided she could do wees on the toilet. It only took a few weeks for her to regularly use the toilet with minimal prompting. For her, it was definately a case of waiting until she was ready. We tried just after she turned 2 but she wouldnt have a bar of it.

BUT she is one of those few children who refuses to do a poo in the toilet and will request a nappy. I have tried almost EVERYTHING to get her to use the toilet but to no avail. My latest trick was actually buying her the reward (after she'd done a poo in the toilet - which she does do once in a while) which she could have while she kept on going to the toilet. But she hasnt done it since. And while she might have a little whinge about the toy, she'd rather have the nappy rolleyes.gif .

I dont want to push the issues. She just gets distressed if I do and holds it all in. I'd rather she go when she needs to.

I'm going to give Louis a try this summer but so far he hasnt shown any interest. Im thinking it will be more likely next summer for him.
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Posted 03 October 2011 - 07:43 AM

Oh Em, how embarrassing! I'm sure it's going to happen to all of us one day blush.gif

Channy, sounds like your little one is doing really well!

We've jumped off the toilet training boat for a little bit. I'm back at work this week so would like a week or two grace to deal with those changes to our routine, and that way daycare can help me out two days a week. I'm really hoping to get it underway this summer.

He's been showing some hopeful signs- he takes his own nappy off during his naps (It was wet, Mummy rolleyes.gif wacko.gif ). He also loves the toilet as an excuse for getting out of church, he knows that if he asks to go to the toilet we will jump up and hightail it out of there....

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 02:05 PM

Great and very timely thread Amy!

We have been tossing up the TT idea too as Mitch can wee on the potty on command (refuses to sit on toilet). I was the same as you, putting it off due to pregnancy, and now newborn but he is definitely showing signs that he is ready (but am I??)

There are lots of wonderful ideas and suggestions on here thanks ladies. I use stickers as a reward but I love your idea about the alarm Amy. Mitch really responds well to clocks and alarms so this might really work.

That's so funny about the toilet and church Amy! They are clever little things these boys!

I can't believe you are heading back to work. Superwoman! Good for you and good luck with it all! I haven't been on here in ages so have missed all the news in my sleep deprived state.

Em-that would have been embarrassing! Definitely can see that happening to us one day too!


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Posted 03 October 2011 - 09:56 PM

Hmmmm, tricky situation!!! If he is showing signs that he is ready yet peeing in his undies...what to do???

Here's our story:

Cate trained herself for wees the week before she turned two. Seamus came from hospital and it was like she had to prove she was a big kid - on to the potty she lept smile.gif We had been suggesting it for a few months with zero results - she had to make the decision herself it seemed. She has worn undies since then (a year now) and had two accidents - both times when we couldn't get her to a toilet quick enough.

Poo was a different story. She did her first poo on the potty at about 27 months...but there was zero progress past that point despite much excitement on our part. It has taken the full year for her to start doing poo on the toilet...despite all our efforts (bribery, persuasion etc) it took until SHE was ready for it to start happening regularly...and again, it all happened about a week before the birthday. It has been two weeks now with all poos on the toilet / potty and we are SO happy, had been stressing about it for months (previously she would ask for a nappy in which to do poo).

Biggest lesson for me throughout the whole process has been to let the child go, let them fin their own way in their own time. Cate has done beautifully....she just needed us to back off a bit!!

If your son is still having accidents, I would be tempted to leave it another month. Wait until the warmer weather hits and go no pants at all whilst at home (with potties very available). Given that extra time, you might be surprised at how ready he becomes wink.gif


ETA Cate had no issues transfering between potty and toilet. We do have a toilet insert though which made a huge difference...she was much more keen on the idea once that was introduced wink.gif Buying undies was also a big incentive both for wees and poo - fancies herself rotten in her Dora undies biggrin.gif During the whole poo sgaa though...if she didn't want to go, it didn't happen...no point trying to force the issue, she just held on all day until her night time nappy was on.

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Posted 03 October 2011 - 10:06 PM

I was just thinking about this
Daycare informed us today that T might be Interested as she has been telling them when she wee's and poo's she tells us when she does poo's but she wont go anywhere near the toilet she cry's and screams when we take her near it so im lost at what to do
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:15 AM

I'm just contemplating toilet training too - looks like there's a lot of us!!

I bought a potty and one of those toilet seat insert things that go on the big toilet a couple months ago and he'll sit on the potty at times but never does anything on there. Sometimes he sits on the potty and says wees (fully clothed) so not sure if he's actually weeing in his nappy when he does this or not. I was going to wait until after the baby came along but I'd really like him to start kindy - they take them at 2 and a half as long as they're fully toilet trained. He'll be 2.5 in February so hoping he'll be done by then. Almost considering just sending him to day care one day a week instead as then he doesn't need to be toilet trained laugh.gif

i am going to go buy a Weeman this week and see if that helps. I've had a couple of friends with boys who have used the Weeman and they reckon it's fantastic so might have to give it a try too. Also planning to take him out of nappies every afternoon (we play outside after nap time every day) and it's definitely warm enough up here for that now so he can run around in just undies (might go buy him some Cars undies or something as he LOVES lightning mcqueen etc) or in the nude. Have heard and read so many times that that's a good way to do it so they get the sensation of being wet and uncomfortable.

Oh it's all so hard!!!
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 12:11 PM

New problem which i just can't deal with. Need sidesa quickly!!

Sophie has decided that she does wee's and pooson the grass like our dog.. i cant make her stopp.. The problem started at my mums house, and mum laughed at her, now she thinks its funny sad.gif
Help!

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:41 PM

We planned it out a bit - for a week before starting we made a big song and dance over getting him special drinks, treats and snacks for toilet training. Then we introduced a new toy for him wearing undies (an Elmo).
Elmo would wear his undies as we played with him then I'd ask Odin to check if Elmo was clean and dry. He would check then we'd congratulate Elmo and give him a treat - Odin would share the treat too. We'd then take Elmo to the toilet and go through all the motions then pretend he had done a week. We'd congratulate Elmo heartily and reward him with a double treat - again Odin shared.
We did this a few times to get the idea into Odins head.
Then we put undies on Odin and went back to playing - we would offer heaps of drinks to Odin to make sure he would need to go soon. After a few minutes I would ask if he was "clean and dry". he would check and get a reward for being C&D.
Then I would suggest we go to the toilet to stay C&D, we'd go there and read books, chat, sing whatever. If he went YAY he got a double treat. If he didn't oh well he still got a treat.
It took a couple weeks to be completely toilet trained. He struggled at first but the it just seemed to click into place. For ages we had to keep rewarding with treats of Smarties and Snakes. Then I moved onto a Sticker Chart. When that was full I moved it to his room and he was fine from then on.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 10:30 PM

We are about to embark on TT Liam and thinking of approaching it the same way as we did with Milly -
With her we put her in undies in morning and every 30mins ask if she needed to go, sometimes actually taking her and getting her to sit and see if she would. We had several accidents the first day but once she realised when she had an accident meant her pants was wet she hated this so made her want to go to the toilet. We kept nappy for bed and drives (though this got dropped after a few times putting her in the car without one). So within 2 weeks she was completely Day only toilet trained just before she turned three.

Night time we never bothered with as we decided to let her tell us when she was ready for it. Which a couple months later she refused a nappy after bath and insisted on undies so we went with it and shes now been night trained (without actually training) with only 2 tiny accidents.

So fingers crossed Liam will be just as easy as he really wants to and has the last few days argued about having a nappy on and wanting undies instead.
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 03:07 PM

Im excited to say we have had a little bit of success since my last post!!

Liam has done 2 wees on the potty today biggrin.gif

The last week or 2 he has actually been sitting on the potty (but not doing anything) and this in itself was a huge step as before he freaked out when he saw the potty.

Then on Monday he wouldnt let me put his nappy on after a change so I pulled out a pair of undies and he was happy to wear them, so we went outside for a play. He wet himself so we took them off and put a new pair on and he wet them too.

So this morning Keira appeared with Liam's nappy in her hand and said he had done a wee in it (this has happened a few time now) and is gonna cost a fortune if he takes them off after EVERY wee. So he was running around with nothing on and I asked him if he wanted to go potty. So he goes to the bathroom and pulls it out and put some toilet paper in it (I put some in and told him to wet it with his wee once, so now he wants it in there all the time!!) Anyway, I went off and did something and come back to find the toilet paper wet and a little drip coming from his privates and the toilet paper was quite soaked so it must of been a big wee. Then later he came up to me with his trackies around his ankles and wanted to go potty. I think he had only just done a wee in the nappy but he sat on the potty and did a little wee.

So I guess these are all signs that he is ready??

Was hoping to have him fully toilet trained by the time he is 3 for Pre-school, but if he really gets into it now then thats a bonus.
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#42 Channy

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 06:15 PM

How exciting Claire! I hope he continues on! Are you going to put him in undies and give it a trial?

Going really well here - no accidents and even woke up dry this morning and declared he needed to wee! yay! He's been in undies fulltime during the day for 2 weeks now.
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Posted 12 October 2011 - 06:48 PM

This is a great thread!

Our daugther is 2 years and almost 2 months. Since January this year we have been putting her on the toilet before her shower every night...and she's been doing a poo every time since.
Then 3 weeks ago we started to put her on the toilet when she got up in the morning, before daycare, before tea, before shower and before bed. 9 times out of 10 she'll do a wee and her nappy is dry pretty much all day. She's not keen on undies yet but I'll give it a go this weekend because I bought new special Dora ones smile.gif It'll be interesting to see how she goes because she seems fine with it and has no issues.
As for poos she does them too but we have to catch her before she does it in the nappy.
I must admit I haven't tried super hard because we have been busy but hubby is away this weekend and we finally have nothing on so I will give it a go. If she's keen I'll keep going. Otherwise I might leave it till NOvember starts and summer is here. Might be easier biggrin.gif

Great thread though. Lots of good advise!!!
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:56 AM

[quote name='Channy' date='Oct 12 2011, 07:15 PM' post='2915892']
How exciting Claire! I hope he continues on! Are you going to put him in undies and give it a trial?

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I am not sure Channy. I have just bought a packet of Nappy Pants to make it easier to pull down/up if he wants to give it a go and I will probably let him wear undies outside when he is playing to limit accidents inside until he has a better idea. He was totally not interested in the potty this morning. I told my Mum all about yesterday so we will see if he does anything with her today.
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Posted 17 October 2011 - 09:51 AM

We tried T a few months after she turned 2. She was going okay with wee's not many accidents, but poo was a different story. We continued with it for a few months but then we got lazy and would put training pants on her when we knew we would be in a situation where a toilet wasn't going to be handy. Then her brother was due to come along and we relied on training pants too much, plus when I was actually in hospital we didn't want family to have to deal with any potential mess.

She totally regressed at some stage after her brother arrived, so we just left it, went back to training pants full time I think.

Then two months after she turned 3 hubby was returning from an interstate few nights away and he said "Ok, it's time to try again". Armed with my Save Our Sleep Toddler book he followed the toilet training in there to a tee and she had it within a week and we have never looked back.
Poo again took a few months I think. Then beginning of this year I think we removed the night nappy.

We used both the potty and the toilet. Mainly potty to begin with. She will still sometimes use the potty but I am not bothered as she is happy to use a toilet. Made travelling recently very easy too as she was happy to go on the travel potty thank god as there was no way I was putting her on filthy rest stop toilets! laugh.gif




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