(Closed) Potty Training

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

ooooooo my favorite topic 😉

I used Dr. Phils method after trying EVERYTHING on my son. He was potty trained in one day! I SWEAR BY IT!

Here is the article. http://drphil.com/articles/article/264

Here is the show. http://drphil.com/shows/show/71/

We went out and bought the doll that pees. It was just a cheap one, he didn’t know the difference. We told him “baby sister” had to go potty. We sat her down on the potty like he should, fed her until pee came out, then we celebrated like none other. We had a HUGE party for the doll. Then we asked him if he had to go. He said no. So we let 10 minutes go by and repeated the same thing finally after the third one he said, Mommy i go potty too…and the rest is HISTORY. We kept underwear on him all day, and if he had an accident we would just change his underwear new ones on and tell him next time to go in the potty.

EVERY single time they go potty you celebrate. Just like you did for the doll. He was so jealous that doll had a huge party that he wanted one too!

Good Luck! Keep us updated!!!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My mom has had a day care for 30 years, and the method she always uses is m&m’s candy. The kids get one m&m if they go pee in the potty, and two m&m’s if they go poo in the potty. You would think the m&m’s are made of crack the way they go crazy over them! If they wet their clothes she just quietly changes them and then reminds them to ask for the potty next time so they can earn their m&m’s. Works like a charm. The kids try so hard to earn those silly m&m’s.

One thing to note is that boys take WAY longer to potty train than girls. Also remember to be patient and not get too frustrated because they have a hard time recognizing that feeling of “having to go” so often they realize it too late. It’s not thier fault, their bodies are just not used to it yet.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

This is a great post as in some day in the future I will need this kind of information for our Dirty Delete.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

@Rosie–For my stepson- he was initially trained to pee sitting down on a  training potty for two reasons. One his preschool used that method to train everyone the same also to allow them to be able to go on their own and not have to wait to be picked up when they needed to go. Also he was too short to be able to stand up and pee at higher toilets. Once he got taller and was able to put the lid up himself, then he started going on his own. 

A note on training boys—You have to watch them and remind them not to play with “it” while they go. In the beginning he would occasionally end up with a mess on the floor and we quickly realized its because he was fascinated by “it” and wanted to play or move around to see whats going on down there. 

We try to give him privacy but I find that its good to watch him every now and then bc he comes up with crazy things to do in there:)

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Oh this is great! I didnt know if I would find this information on here but why did I doubt WB. We have slowly started getting my daughter used to the potty chair just right now with clothes on and having her sit down on and get up whenever she wants. I have to be honest I am nervous to go into this potty training adventure! LOL

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I trained my son sitting down. Then he started standing up once he was able to reach better. We used the little training potty at first then we found he was too scared to use the big potty, so we bought one of those training seats that go on the potty to make him less afraid.

Once he could reach standing up my fiance showed him how!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My sitter really trained my daughter for me…which was a blessing!  I just had to follow her method on the weekends, so it was a cinch.  What she did was carried around a timer (I had a PC clip on one that I used at home) and set it for every 30 minutes.  Each time the timer went off, my daughter realized that I was going to ask her if she felt like she wanted to go potty and pretty soon, as soon as she heard the timer she was already on her way to the bathroom! 

Within a week, we extended the timer to one hour and it was pretty much done after that!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

The timer was more for US to remember than for her!  By The Way…

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