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Potty time?

Anonymous

YES I know potty training is a marathon not a race, but I have a few weeks off work and I am thinking it’s a good time for me to focus and buckle down on potty training my almost 2 year old. Do you think my progress from 2/3 weeks will be enough before going back to daycare? (I know his daycare will help of course, but I’d like for it to be more solid before trying to have him potty here and there and distractions etc) Opinions? Experiences?

  • PK
    Oct 10

    I think that is plenty of time of pure potty training focus. We stayed home for 4 days then started venturing out. By then he was so interested in checking out bathrooms wherever we went and we also figured out his limits as far as how long he could hold it in. It was a learning process for me too on how to deal with accidents in public and what I needed. By the way... best place to have first public accident is petco or any pet store. They already have all cleaning supplies there 😂 I used the oh crap potty training book to prepare and start off.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 10

    LOL pet store 😂 that’s hilarious. But yes I’ve read the book so I think the time is near!

  • Julie
    Oct 10

    I did the exact same thing right after moving in mid-August. My son was almost two and we had a couple weeks off before things got crazy again and just went for it. I was worried it wasn’t enough time, but it was totally fine. We questioned at first if he was too young or we should have waited until after the transition of the cross country move, but the Oh Crap book saved us and helped us to stick with it. The first couple days are rocky since they don’t seem to understand what’s going on/when they need to go/etc, but they basically just hangout naked for a few days, so it’s nice to have the time home without needing to do anything. Then it was smooth sailing and we never looked back. So glad we did it and now it’s soooo much easier to not worry about diapers (or spend the money on them)! Go for it!

  • Anonymous
    Oct 10

    Julie that means so much to me, thank you for the encouragement! I’m ordering my potty on amazon as we speak 😱❤️

  • JEaton
    Oct 10

    If you've got the time to commit, go for it! I also used the "oh crap" book and within 4 days of hanging out naked we switched to commando and we were leaving the house. My son was 23 months when I started. He's now 2.5 and he's only had one legit accident outside of the home while on a roadtrip.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 10

    My son is 23 months as well!!! Hope we are as successful as you 😊

  • Anonymous
    Oct 10

    Did you use pull-ups for naps and bedtime still?

  • PK
    Oct 11

    We still use diapers for sleep and call them his sleep diapers. I think diapers are a little cheaper than pull-ups and also I didn’t want to confuse my son by switching and also providing underwear during the day since they both can be pulled up and taken off the same way. But if you’re planning on night training then maybe pull-ups might be helpful. We didn’t night train. Sleep is too precious for us to lose right now. My son is like me where if we wake up in the middle of the night we are up for a few hours before falling back asleep again

  • Vonda
    Friday

    We were ready by then. My son has toddler school three times a week. So we had 4 days to get him from block one to block two. But it depends on every kid. I read ‘oh crap potty training’ by Jamie Glowacki. Don’t use pull-ups! They are essentially a diaper. Nighttime is up to you. We did nighttime after my son was in block three of the book. Then worked on nighttime training. It was easier and less stressful for me.

  • Julie
    Sunday

    Of course! Hope it goes well! We did sleep diapers for about 3 weeks and then his diapers were coming up dry in the morning so we just went to undies. I got a mattress cover that was waterproof in case, but it’s been over a month in undies 24/7 and he so far had only one night pee (the first night diaper-free). The books has a good chapter in this too. The first couple weeks we’d take him to pee at night (had his potty next to his bed and he’d be a sleepy lump). The first week or so my husband set an alarm for like 1am then we just started to take him at like 10:30 when we went to sleep, but after that he was fine and went all night. I think he might just be a camel and can hold it longer than me, ha. It all depends on bladders though so no need to stress either way and they are able to hold longer over time. Night diapers are a lot less stress than diapers all day so you’ll already feel a lot better!

  • anonymous mom
    Monday

    Yeah goooo for it. My daughter didn’t like going bottomless at all so oh crap didn’t work for us. Which is good because I never really had time to read the book anyway and instead paid my niece $30 to read it for me and give me the cliffs notes. What ended up working for us was my mom came and visited and brought my daughter underwear as a gift. Like those thick training kind. She loooved them and was so committed to not soiling them!!! She did great and has been day trained since she was 18 months!! Now she’s over 2 and is also trained through her naps and out and about. The next step is bedtime but we’re a long way from that being resolved!! 😬. Good luck!!!

  • Jenn
    Tuesday

    Is he actually ready, as in showing many of the signs of readiness? If so, you'll be fine. I potty trained my 2 year old daughter (2 days after turning 2) in a weekend. She stayed home naked the whole weekend. I sent her back to school on Monday in training underwear (not pullups) and she was fine. To be fair, she only had half days of school so that likely helped. I think she averaged around 2-3 accidents per week for maybe a month then we were good! I'm convinced it was so easy because we hit the right window of readiness. When I say easy I mean it clicked for her very quickly. It was stressful as hell for me! Don't push it if he's not actually ready.

  • Anonymous
    Tuesday

    He will always come to us and tell us when he has poop or pee in his diaper, even at school he tells the teachers. And likes to come into the bathroom with us. I’m hoping that’s enough for him to be ready, also hoping with how verbal he is that will also help😅