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How did you encourage your dc to pee/poo on the potty?

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lottytheladybird Sun 07-Jul-13 13:48:02

I put my ds in pants for the first time this morning. I've put him on a potty and on a training seat over the loo, but he wouldn't pee and has been holding it in. As soon as I put him in pull ups this afternoon for his nap, he let go straightaway. Any tips on how I can encourage my ds to eliminate in the potty would be gratefully received. Thank you! (I think it's going to be one long summer!)

farmersdaughter Sun 07-Jul-13 13:57:31

Personally I would removed the pull up nappy. Trying to potty train yet still in a pull up, will just confuses the matter.

IMHo cold turkey is the way forward. A few hellish days ahead but it worth it.

Don't force sitting on the potty or loo, ask if he needs a wee etc, if he says no, leave it and repeat again later. Also remind them where the potty is!

Good luck.

farmersdaughter Sun 07-Jul-13 14:03:16

Should add my DD told me she wanted to stop wearing nappies. So that did help.

Also we didn't wear nappies for naps only a night.


Choccywoccydodah Sun 07-Jul-13 14:51:27

How old is your ds?

lottytheladybird Sun 07-Jul-13 17:44:02

Ds has been in pants all day except for his nap. It's just that I can't be there for him when it's nap time, as I have to settle my 1 year old at the same time, who if I leave screams like I'm torturing him!

Ds has just turned 3, but has a speech delay, so it's difficult to communicate effectively with him.

Choccywoccydodah Sun 07-Jul-13 19:48:00

From what I've read, (books and online) it's recommended they wear nappies for day nap until they have dry nappies after their nap for 2 weeks. Then they can wear nappies just overnight.
I've also read as a PP said, pull ups just confuse things so stick to nappies.

Choccywoccydodah Sun 07-Jul-13 19:48:18

How's he got on today?

farmersdaughter Sun 07-Jul-13 20:04:20

Hi, how have you got on the rest of this afternoon? Potty training is is a pain even more so with a baby to attend too.

Just keep going, it will fail into place. X

lottytheladybird Sun 07-Jul-13 20:25:49

farmersdaughter & choccy

Thank you for your much appreciated support. I put ds straight back into pants after his nap. Again, many frequent potty trips this afternoon, but without any success. He then had an accident. We'd spent almost the whole day in the garden so that if he has an accident, it'd be fine, but he did an enormous wee in his room over his train set!

I'm utterly exhausted by it all and am dreading it all over again when it starts at 5:30am, when he'll be up in the morning!!!

InvaderZim Sun 07-Jul-13 20:27:44

Lots and lots of chocolate buttons!

farmersdaughter Sun 07-Jul-13 20:36:21

Chocolate button are a must esp for Mummy! grin

Our first day potty training (only 3 weeks ago) was rubbish. But it got better and by day 2 in the afternoon it started to click. Just keep going.

Time for a glass of wine x

farmersdaughter Mon 08-Jul-13 08:22:04

Good luck today!

My DD wee'd all over her bedroom carpet this morning despite the potty being right there!

Arghhh and breath grin

Choccywoccydodah Mon 08-Jul-13 09:13:37

Keep up the good work!

We're on day 1 today smile Just been to get some pants as I forgot it was Sunday yesterday and tesco was shut!
He's loving his new superman pants. I'm not expecting miracles, our ds isn't 23 months yet but he's pooed in his potty on occasions and happy to sit on it so thought we'd give it a go smile

Choccywoccydodah Mon 08-Jul-13 13:30:13

So far so good.......
Had an accident at 9.20 after an hour in his pants, which he loves! I just sat him on the potty in his pants and he weed.
45 mins after the first one, I nipped inside really quickly, turned around and he was looking down and his pants were dripping, so that was my fault.
2 hours later he still hadn't weed and he was sat eating his lunch on his new deck hair I got him this morning (thought it'd be easy to clean up accidents!) Anyway, I could see a small wet patch, but he'd held it, so I pulled his pants off (he doesn't like them down, it's either on or off), started to wee again and held it until he was on the potty and then he let go grin grin grin grin grin Did his first proper full wee on the potty.
Proud mummy and daddy!

Currently in bed in a nappy, then will see if he's weed again when he gets up.

How are you getting on today x

lottytheladybird Mon 08-Jul-13 13:46:16


So happy for you that your ds is happy to pee in his potty and it's great that he's excited about his pants! We've had three accidents so far and no peeing or pooing in the potty or loo. sad

Another long day of frustration and cleaning and laundry...

I'm ready to throw the towel in already, but know I must stick at it for a bit longer yet!

Choccywoccydodah Mon 08-Jul-13 17:48:23

So today we've had 5 accidents, but managed to get ds on the potty although he didn't then wee. We've just had a poo straight on potty (sorry if tmi), and we've had 1 full wee, and 2 accidents then finished in the potty, think that's quite good????

How've you got on x

lottytheladybird Mon 08-Jul-13 19:52:55

Still nothing but accidents! 5 accidents in all. He seems a little happier about sitting on the training seat on the loo today, but seems to really dislike his potty.

I ordered a carpet cleaning machine the other day, which is coming tomorrow. I think we'll be using it a lot!!!

I'm so glad ds is in bed and I can relax a little and not be on potty training duty! Still, I've now got all of today's wet pants etc to sort out...the work never ends...

Choccywoccydodah Tue 09-Jul-13 17:36:41

How's today been?
We started off with a few accidents, and wouldn't take pants off to wee in potty, so this afternoon ds has gone bare bottomed and every wee since his lunch nap he's done in the potty!!
One before last he started to dribble so I said do you need the potty, he took himself over to it, sat down and weed gringrin
Last one, he just sat down for dinner, looked down and there was a tiny drop coming out, so I put him down on the potty and weed.
Feeling a lot better about it all, hard work watching him all day though!

Choccywoccydodah Tue 09-Jul-13 17:37:51

*he looked down when he was having his dinner, then I looked to see what he was looking at. Seems to be more aware when he's weeing

lottytheladybird Tue 09-Jul-13 19:54:51

My ds seems much more aware he's weeing, too, in that he's looking down at his wee when he has an accident. It's been a frustrating day, as every accident he's had, it's been just a minute or two after coming off the loo!!! I did manage to plonk him on the loo mid pee for one of them, but that's the nearest we've got to him peeing in the loo!

He was at nursery this morning, so it was nice to have a break from potty training. We've been staying at home since Saturday because of potty trraining, but ds goes horse riding on a Weds and it's a 30 min car journey. Don't know whether to go with pull ups or risk pants...

How old is your ds choocy? Mine's just turned 3.

ColourfulColour Tue 09-Jul-13 20:27:10

Lotty mine is also 3. If you don't have one of those seat mats, a towel and plastic bag work too.

We are on day 5 and still have lots of accidents. I don't know whether to jack it in. He is very stubborn and often refuses to try and go, says he doesn't need to, then pees on the floor.

madamginger Tue 09-Jul-13 20:36:42

I've just done ds who's 2.9. He much prefers to wee standing up. Once I tried that it suddenly clicked, he has a speech delay too and the first 3 days were a nightmare.
We've had dry night nappies for a week now as well which is great

lottytheladybird Tue 09-Jul-13 22:03:03

It's hard work isn't it? I wonder how long I'll keep going with it if ds still doesn't do anything in the loo... All this cleaning is no fun at all...
So pleased for you! I hope it'll click for my ds too soon!

Choccywoccydodah Wed 10-Jul-13 08:34:21

It is very hard work watching them all day. My ds is 2 in August lotty, and not quite 23 months yet.
I put his nappy on for bed last night and he has a bit of tv before bed. My dh went to the toilet and locked the door and ds was banging on the door going mad, 2 minutes later he'd pooed in his nappy, so we were wondering if he was banging on the door for his potty perhaps? We thought it was because he was locked away from dh. I guess we'll never know!

Madam, sounds like you're doing great smile My ds stood for one yesterday as I 'caught' it. He was fascinated, but he sat down for the rest. I feel I should be teaching him standing really seeing as he's a boy!

lottytheladybird Wed 10-Jul-13 13:31:09

Another day of near misses! Three accidents just a minute or two after getting off the loo! We keep him on the loo for 5-10 mins at a time, but he just doesn't want to do it in the loo! confused

We went with pull ups for the riding and in fact he was dry for the whole round trip!

How are you getting on choccy?

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