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10/10/2009 at 11:57
hi im new here and just wanted a lil advice on my 3 year old son Bailey im really worried that his being left behind as he is still in pull ups and not big boy pants!he will do the odd poo on the toilet put thats it really.i ask him all the time if he needs a wee or poo but he says no then just does it anyway!help what to do??????? thank you.x
10/10/2009 at 22:55
i cant offer you any advice im afraid, my eldest is 2 and deffinatly not ready, but my sister is now 4, and she only toilet trained the week before her birthday, she never could 'get it' but suddenly did it dry day and night in a few days! so try not to worry!
Hopefully one of the mums with older ones can give you some tips! x
11/10/2009 at 00:20
I did potty training the same way with my 5 eldest,around the 2nd birthday.Took the nappies off,got the potty out.For the 1st couple of days it was a case of them sitting on the potty for ten minutes or so with books and toys.If they did something in the potty they got a smartie,if not,not to worryGive them ten minutes or so playing then back to the potty again,the aim being to catch it by accident and reward it.Didn't put any pants or trousers on at this stage,partly to make it easier for them to be aware of what they're doing,partly cos you'll get through half their wardrobe in a day if you put trousers on them and also cos they'd never get them off quick enough..If they go on the floor,clean it up,don't get cross,just reinforce the we don't wee/poo on the floor we do that in the potty,and of course no smartie for doing it on the floor.It's usually taken about a day or two to get the idea of what they're doing,and pretty much control of it by the end of the first week.By the end of the second week they're back in pants and trousers and you wouldn't believe they ever couldn't do it.
It's important to be consistant,don't go back to nappies /pull ups cos you're sick of cleaning it up.That just confuses things.For sleep times use pull ups,we call them sleeping pants,easy to get on and off,and different from a nappy.
It's also important not to get too stressed over it.It's really a lot easier than you think it will be.
Good luck.It will happen.
17/12/2009 at 23:37
04/02/2010 at 18:22
Hi my twins were toilet trainned regarding wees just after they turned 3 my boy had been ready for ages but my girl didnt want to know till then, but neither would do a poo without pants on and i spent everyday since trying without success to get it to happen but if i wouldnt get pants they woulnt go and we ended up having problems with constipation
but just after christmas we went to a friends for the day and i forgot to pack any pants my little girl asked for them and we said she would have to either use the toilet or wait till we went home an hour later she came to tell us she had done a poo on the toilet i was amazed and she hasnt gone back my little boy is still refusing but i think he will just suddenly be ready but in his own time and not when we tell him and im sure yours will be the same they like these things to be their idea and on their terms. lol
hope you get there soon
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