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Old 02-27-2007, 08:28 PM   #11
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[B]Potty time meant 2 jelly bellies.

jkath...that put a smile on my face. Dove is paper trained (sometimes ) but when she does go either outside or in her portable Kennel on the patio she gets two treets..they are moist and meaty dog food..Paul always broke them in half so she got 4.

I started potty training John way too early. He was only 16 months old. We left San Diego and it was 80*. When we arrived at Camp Lejeune N.C. it was 13* above 0. No dryer and things froze on the clothes line...so he learned not to like wet training pants....to make a long story short...summer came and we would go to White Lake..The little monkey knew wet pants wasn't a good thing so out of the water he comes bathing suit in hand and the chase was on he was laughing all the way...Paul was pretty emberrased..
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:55 AM   #12
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Loved your story Dove, so cute and funny - thanks for sharing.
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:15 AM   #13
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Barb, my son is 2-1/2 and is very uninterested in potty training. My pediatrician said boys are later and usually training doesn't happen until they are closer to three. This is hard for me because my daughter was trained before age 2.

I think bladder control is key here, if they don't know how to control it - it is not going to work, and that might put a damper on the whole situation. We have sat on the potty and read books and he has pee-peed once, but I think it was not by his control (he was there an hour!). The next attempt he was completely disinterested, kept getting up, walking around, etc.

With my daughter, it took one day, she walked around with nothing on and pee-peed down her leg - she did not like that at all. From that point forward, she was potty trained. I may try that with my son in the spring, but I have heard that some kids just don't care. We'll see.

I have heard good and bad about pull-ups but someone told me that their kid treated it just like a diaper so it did not help. I haven't tried them so I don't know.

I think rewards (jelly beans, m&ms) are good IF the child has the control, if not, that could make them feel bad and have the reverse effects.

Try the potty seat and see what happens. I hope it works out for you. If it does, I will be tremendously envious and may have to fly out out to my house!
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:32 AM   #14
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I too used pull-ups for my youngest but for the older ones I used training pants. The only draw back for them for me was the cost but thankfully I was diligant with Dill and took him to the bathroom quite often so not too many occurances with accidents.

A few other tips:

-Kids love praise so whenever he tinkled or did the other in the toliet I made such a big deal out of it.... singing, dancing, hugs and kisses....that he loved going.

-I didn't let him eat or drink 2 hours prior to going to bed and still don't and he's only wet the bed twice and I suspect thats because DH didn't follow my rules when I was at work one evening
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:09 AM   #15
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I think cloth training pants during the day. The pull ups are too much like a diaper. I only used them at night when kids were less reliable about getting up in time. They were night time pants so they didn't feel they were going back into a diaper. My oldest was trained around 2 and the younger one was a little younger since he had big brother to keep up with! I think it's great that you want to get him started. I think parents wait too long these days to start.
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:21 AM   #16
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Thanks to all who replied, I just wish it was a little warmer to keep his long pants off during the day. He does have a mind of his own -very independent !! Sometimes I just have to say Grandma Do !! Iam sorta excited to see how this is going to go !
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:30 AM   #17
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I think cloth training pants during the day. The pull ups are too much like a diaper. I only used them at night when kids were less reliable about getting up in time. They were night time pants so they didn't feel they were going back into a diaper. My oldest was trained around 2 and the younger one was a little younger since he had big brother to keep up with! I think it's great that you want to get him started. I think parents wait too long these days to start.
Like your idea, but each child is so different, my youngest niece, when she was three was the hardest to train, remembering my SIL telling me how they even tried making her wash out the poopy cloth diapers in the toilet herself --- it was so funny hearing how she'd stand there and cry dipping the diaper up and down. She was the youngest of four ! She is now a principle of a High School in Dayton, Ohio !! She made it !! lol Sorry for talking so much !!
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:43 AM   #18
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Hey Barb, are you up for yet another opinion? Ignore me if not.

I'm one who also used pull ups, but only at night. My youngest had a TEENY bladder, and slept like the dead so they were necessary at night.

I used regular underpants right off the top. We got some regular ones, and some ultra cute ones. At first I would take the kids to the potty once an hour and reward them when they went. It only took a couple of days for that habit to be ingrained and it was less than a week for potty training. (Night time training was another story.) I also trained a friends son when he was with me for a week while she was in the hospital with her younger kids. He liked having a target to "aim" for in the toilet and a chocolate egg afterward. (LOL!!)

You've had lots of good advice, and have been through it before so I'm sure you will have this little guy trained ASAP. Have fun!
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:59 AM   #19
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When my youngest boy was 2 1/2 (almost to the day), we went to pick up his brother at pre-school, on a Friday. The teacher told Eric that if he was potty trained he could join in.

Eric took it very seriously and perfected his training over the weekend. He went to school on Monday and never wet his pants again. Now #2 was a different story. It seemed to take forever.
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