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Potty Training

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by JenCo, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. JenCo

    JenCo Member

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    Since there was a lot of good info on how to help your child sleep through the night, I'd like to hear people's potty training stories.

    Our 2 1/2 yr old girl is in underwear throughout the day & rarely has an accident. However, she won't go #2 in the potty, will hold it until we put the diaper on her for bedtime. When is a good time (& how did it work for others) to transition to underwear at night. Anyone else have the #2 issue? How was it resolved.

    Just curious:) Thanks!
  2. Dan

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    We had the same problem with our son, but he'd go days without doing #2. We let him use the little potty and we held his hands and made it "fun" by making a game out of it. When all else failed, we bribed him with M&M's...
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    I don't have kids, but my mom used to say that I was potty trained as soon as I could walk as I couldn't 'stand myself' !! Evidently, at that age I was so offended by the odor and the unclean feeling, that as soon as I was introduced to the potty, I was hooked. Of course, it could be that I just liked to flush the toilet !! She also used to relate how she had to break me from going into her friends bathrooms and flush their toilets [8D]

    Now friends who have kids have used the small, child sized 'portapotty' as a training aid. They would talk to them about how its their very own, and only they can use it. Some would keep a layer of water at the bottom so it would look like the big one, and also to help reduce the odor which may throw some kids off.

    I've also seen training aids that come in a book, with a chart and 'stickies' that you can use as a game. Each succesful potty, gets another sticker on the chart. If the chart gets full, you can use other items as a reward for a 'game well played'.




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  4. JenCo

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    Well the thing is, she has gone #2 twice in the potty & was so proud, I'm not sure what happened :) She asks to go when she has to go #1, oh and she knows when she has to go #2 cause she'll ask for a diaper:D
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    I suppose you've tried to ask her about using the potty, is this one of the kid's small potty's or the seat on the regular sized one ??



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    Our 2 1/2 daughter has the same #2 issue. We explain it is better to go everyday rather than wait until it hurts. The M&Ms bribe does work, as long as she doesn't expect them for all potty time.
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    We started out with the sticker system, but that didn't really seem to inspire our son. We only had to give M&Ms for a week or two and that was only if he went #2, but he no longer gets them.
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  9. JenCo

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    We have child size potty seat on top of the existing. At daycare they have mini-sized pottys so she's got best of both worlds. My husband did the treat thing but she started expecting it at all times:)


    I suppose you've tried to ask her about using the potty, is this one of the kid's small potty's or the seat on the regular sized one ??

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    My son will be 3 next week. We tried both the little potty seats and the toilet insert. We found that the toilet insert worked much better-limited smell and we didn't have to clean it like the potty chair. We actually have 2 soft inserts-one we got at Walmart and the "cushy tooshie", which we got at Baby Depot (in the Burlington Coat Factory in Sterling). Our son prefers the cushy tushie... I would too if I were his age...

    About the nighttime diaper issue-I don't know. Our son still sleeps in overnight diapers (he's only wet once every few weeks, but I don't know when we should stop using them...). Any advise there would be great!
  11. maeve

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    Pdonnadurk,
    I think that the Parent Resource Center is for parents of children with disabilities. From the LCPS web site:

    Now in its fifteenth year, LCPS' Parent Resource Center (PRC) is a place where parents and professionals can come to learn about different disabilities, the special education process, and resources available to special needs students and their families or families whose children are experiencing learning difficulties.
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    Hi Maeve,

    As an employee of the county school system I can assure you that while the PRC has many activities relating to students with disabilities, it is also a resource available to any parent in the county.

    The mission of the PRC is to foster a positive partnerships between parents and educators. They offer a variety of workshops, maintain a lending library, and offer families consultation regarding educational issues and community services.

    I refer non special education parents to the center on a daily
    basis. They have a wealth of information to offer on a variety of
    topics and do a great job supporting parents in the community.

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