Potty Training

Questions, tips and advice about helping your child use the big potty as well as navigate bed-wetting and accidents.

Anonymous posted in Potty Training 6h ago

Potty Training

Does anyone else think the worst part of potty training is being stuck at home. What to do with toddlers at home when it’s cold ?????

  • Yvónne
    6h ago

    To be honest with you my daughter learned in a weekend thanks God but it is hard to be stocked because of the cold weather. What really helped was this lil white/black board that I bought at Walmart cuz she’ll spend hours painting either with the board or the water paint. It help her imagination too but also I have it near the potty or the bathroom to go fast when needed it. Hope this helps!

  • Anonymous
    5h ago

    We made a racetrack out of painters tape throughout the house and it entertained mine for hours. We also painted sun catchers. And I plan on starting to work on Christmas ornaments soon! We bake muffins I let him do some of the mixing and handing me stuff! Also I’ve put up toilet paper rolls on the walls and let him drop pompoms in them! We also have a basketball goal inside that’s his size and... More

Potty training

Ok, I'll be potty training soon and would like tips on how everyone does it with a boy. My son will be 3 in January and he's very strong willed!

  • Caitlin
    Yesterday

    Yep, like someone else said, cold turkey, no diapers, and celebrate when they do it! I recommend making it a positive experience - not stressing out when they don't make it and cheering when they do. That's what we did with ours 4 months ago and they're excited to go every time. It also helps to have them nake or wearing less clothing at first.

  • Ashley
    Today

    I got my son the frog urinal that just hangs on the wall. He loves it!

Potty

Which type of potty worked best for you guys? I'm not sure to get my 1 year old the attachment for the big toilet or get her her own little potty.

  • Melissa
    Thursday

    the little plastic potty is the worst it’s a pain in the butt! and she grew an attachment to it so instead of using the actual toilet she only used the plastic potty. so the “potty fairy” came and took the plastic potty in the middle of the night because she became a big girl and was able to use the toilet 🤣

  • Christina
    Yesterday

    The little one is great for independence because they can just sit on it and it can be close to any play area. And it helps with pooping because it’s more of a squat position. We started using the big potty when out so it was fairly early that it became both. We just used an oxo tot travel potty to make it a toddler sized seat until she could handle the regular adult sized seat.

hands in diaper / slapping

my 2 year old recently started putting his hands in his pamper. he will lay down & put both hands in. it makes me upset mostly because he’ll pull his diaper low enough to have himself exposed so he can go potty on everything. when i ask him to stop, he will slap me. it kinda hurts my feelings a lot haha. since then, he slaps when he’s upset. he had gross motor skill delays & recently l... More

  • Lulu
    Wednesday

    That is cute and the best potty training advice I've heard yet! Thanks!

  • Genevieve
    Wednesday

    You’re welcome ladies. It truly worked, she only completed two pee columns and one poop column and she had it down. She never went by herself and never completely stayed dry all day... she had at least one accident a day. At night we put a diaper on her and she does still has accidents here and there during public so I would suggest to always packed extra clothes, underwear, wipes AND diapers ... More

Potty Training

Any tips on potty training boys?? I’m doing it all on my own. I’ve been trying for 2 months and he’s gone 8 times so we’re making progress just not sure how to fully get there!

  • Anonymous
    Wednesday

    Did naked method for 2 days straight. Then once he got it, moved to underwear. Took us about a week for fully trained. He’s never had an accident out the house and rarely has one at night. We trained at 25months. Also he got reward, small gummy, for using potty. Then I slowly took it away (like he only got it for poop. Then only got it f he asked AND was successful). Good luck.

  • Genevieve
    Wednesday

    When I was pregnant with my daughter, I remember my neighbor mentioned she was potty training her then 18 month old son by giving him stickers every time he went, he looked forward to earning stickers and he learned quick; so I told myself I would try the same thing when I potty train my daughter. I started potty training her at 16 months, of course I took it a notch higher by making her this p... More

Potty training

My son goes to daycare during the day from 7:30-4 I wanna get him potty trained as fast as 8 can and I want to try him in just underwear then pull ups, pulls up only at night time but how w0uld it work or be effective with him going to daycare

  • Kelley
    Wednesday

    Thank you I'm going go to try this

  • Amber
    Thursday

    I was thinking about the same thing. I think mine is ready too. Thank you for posting this question Kelley ❤️

Potty training tips wanted

My two year is afraid of the potty and won’t potty train! She’s in pampers but will let me know mami I’m poopy and peepee but the minute I try to sit her on her potty and explain she starts crying hysterically. Any tips? Please and thanks :)

  • Kimberly
    Thursday

    Everytime you go to the bathroom take her with you so she can see how it is to be a big girl during the day if you can put her in panties she won't like the feeling of poop and pee in her panties

  • Shannon
    Today

    We let our girls choose a sticker to put on the inside of the lid every time they used the potty. (Had to get a new lid for each training, lol).

When do you guys start potty training? And how do you know it’s time?

  • Anonymous
    Wednesday

    I started with my son around 16 months, but he was showing interest. So I got him his own potty and every time we’d go he would too.

  • Yass
    Wednesday

    Every child is different. You have to learn to know your child. Also, you need to consider your life style. It all affects when and how you would toilet train your child. It is going to be a learning process that takes time and needs to be a positive experience with your child. In my case, I did not had the rush to train my daughter so we started it as a game. I was pregnant so I knew the toile... More

Potty training

When did you guys start potty training... my daughter is 18 months 19 months on the 29th ... when I say poop she points to her diaper and repeat do you guys think it’s to early ???? These is the potty we are going with

  • Danielle
    Tuesday

    I want to start with my 17 month old too! Ao far we periodically have him sit on the toilet but I have a week and a half ofd for Christmas and I think I'm just going to take the time and rip the diapers off and have a few messy days to see if we can train him good and for all.

  • Thanh
    Wednesday

    Can I suggest a book "oh crap potty training." I trained my daughter in 2 days. Fully trained even nighttime. Good luck mama!

Potty Training Help!!

My 3 year old is completely pee potty trained but refuses to poop on the toilet. Side note:She will not use her little toilet anymore. She also goes to daycare and thats where she has almost all of her accidents. We have tried bribes of all kinds, taking TV/toys, (don't judge I'm old school) and scolding. I am at a loss. I don't know if it's residual set backs from before we got... More

  • Jillian
    Tuesday

    My son had a hard time pooping in the toilet too. Honestly, it took us buying these cool LEGO dinosaurs, something he LOVES, to work! I told him if he pooped in the potty he would get one. It’s took a couple of days, but then he started doing it. Just took the one time to get the reward, then he did it more consistently. (Also, don’t judge, before we rewarded him when he went, we were at our wi... More

  • Stacy
    Wednesday

    A friend told me something that I always remind myself of when my boys are giving me a hard time. She said that they won't be doing it when they're 18 (kind of goes along with "this too shall pass"). Example: he won't be pooping in his pants when he is 18...Like you, we struggled with my son pooping in the potty, but I tried to remind myself that he would figure it out eve... More

Potty training

My daughter just turned one in oct And I started potty training her any tips ???

  • Joybelle
    Tuesday

    Be consistent, there are several apps available. I used the Pampers one which has a timer & I think it plays a tune when they go potty. Since she’s 1 it may take a little bit for her to really understand the what/why but she will get it ☺️. Oh, don’t forget emergency clothes every time you leave the house. 😉

Potty Training

What’s the best way to go about potty training. My husband has brought a little toilet seat for him to sit on the toilet and he does it, after a few times of him jumping off, we’ve been doing it for a week and he’s peed and poo’d twice.

  • Liam
    Wednesday

    Is messy but is worth it my two kids learn in one week just be patient and keep eye 👁 all day

  • Damon
    Wednesday

    If they show all the signs that they're ready, the no pants weekend is a good start. If that goes well, commando for a few weeks. Underpants feel too much like a safe place to go... Need to unlearn the muscle memory. 'tis a game of wits. Remember... This is probably the only thing you truly can't force them to do, don't let them figure out how much power that gives them.

Potty train a 20 month old?

My 20 month old has been using his potty about 3-4 times a day. He goes right away when I put him on. Is it time to fully potty train? I’m nervous!

  • Hope
    Tuesday

    It doesn’t hurt to try and start putting him on the potty more if he is okay with it!

  • Lana
    Tuesday

    Yes why not Remember if he stops potty training he will forget everything and start peeing in the diaper or underwear

13 month old keeps taking her diaper off

she takes it off and then pees right after it’s off..and when she poops she take it off .. I try my best to be on top of changing her right after but she get impatient will I’m changing her sister....my mom told me I should start potty training her but isnt she to little to learn?

  • Alexia
    Tuesday

    Potty train potty train She’s ready This is a subject that also included cultural competency, in Europe we are all potty by our first birthday, I was 10 months old and completely potty trained. Give it a try.

  • Sumiko
    Tuesday

    She’s not to early to learn, some even say it’s the perfect age because she is too young to say “no, I don’t want to”. Personally, I turn my sons diaper around 😂 or put him in a onesie so he doesn’t pull it off. But he pulls it off to play with himself 🤦🏻‍♀️ yup..boy mom...lol He’s 19 months and just not ready to be potty trained.

Potty training

How can i make using the big girl potty fun? My 3 year old knows how to go potty, she just has no interest to do so.

  • Valerie
    Monday

    It’s not so fun to pee in underpants, as it is in a pull-up. It’s also not fun to have to wipe the puddle and do laundry several times a day. Make it inconvenient and uncomfortable and miraculously it’ll all turn around in a week or less.

  • Jaclyn
    Tuesday

    I would just take away the pull ups all together then. It will be tough a week or two but she will learn she has to go in the potty

Potty training!

Anyone have tips for potty training?! My son is 3.5 and wants NOTHING to do with the potty. We have a potty that sits on the floor as well as one that goes on our toilet. He won’t do either one. He says he’s scared he will fall in. He’s very smart for his age. He doesn’t care if his diaper is dirty. He’s perfectly comfortable sitting in it to keep playing and will even lie to me if I ask him if... More

  • Sivan
    Monday

    Try having your little one go when you go . I do that with my little man sometimes . Mommy has to go potty , does Elliot ? And then I would have him sit on the potty while I go pee . Works almost every time and then we always say bye bye pee pee as we flush . That’s what helped me when first starting to . Also , for a while I would just keep him without a diaper or anything and ask every 10/15 ... More

  • Becca
    Monday

    We did the 72hr method, leave him in shorts/pants No underwear/pull ups/ diapers. Every hour sat him on the potty facing the bowl gave him a dry erase marker & told him to draw all he wanted til he used the potty. He is 2 going on 3 and loves going to the potty now

Potty training difficulties

So my two yr old was doing excellent peeing in the potty but not pooping All of a sudden it’s like he just stopped ! He doesn’t want to use it, doesn’t tell me needs to go What can I do to encourage the potty ?

  • Brittany
    Monday

    We did a potty chart. It helped my daughter a lot

  • Jessenia
    Monday

    My daughter was potty trained before 2 what I did I made it into a little game I would tell her , ok tell me when you need to go potty and when you do you get to pick a toy from the little basket funny things is I would use all her little mini toys and once she would pick a toy I would mix them up all over again lol

Potty training

What do I do next with my baby girl she doesn’t keep her diapers on anymore but it’s like she’s afraid of her potty... so will maybe pull ups work ?

  • Morgan
    Today

    Pull ups are no different than diapers, and they just prolong potty training. Read the “Oh Crap!” Potty training book. Lots of great tips. I’m on day 6 of potty training my 33 mo, and it’s been great. First day was naked, second was half naked half with pants, third thru today is with pants. Only a few accidents the entire time, and he has stayed PERFECTLY DRY all night since night #2! I HIGHLY... More

  • Morgan
    Today

    Also, the book diffuses many many myths around potty training that I certainly believed at first, the biggest one being that your child will tell you when they’re ready to train. No, they really won’t. Why would they??

Anonymous posted in Potty Training Sunday

Potty issues

So I’ve seen a lot of potty training posts. My son is 4 and he’s been fully potty trained since he was about 2.. only thing is, is that he will only go on a potty if it’s at our house or if we lug around his little potty. He’s very shy but I don’t understand why he will go anywhere and everywhere if he has his own potty but not on a real one. We thought it was fear but now I’m just unsure. We’v... More

  • Michelle
    Sunday

    I could be wrong but it sounds like a power play... just something he knows he has control over. Maybe giving him More control in other areas like snacks, clothes... will help make him feel independent while you sneak the lil potty away and just don’t involve it anymore. Im sure this is so frustrating I’m sorry. This too shall pass!

  • Anonymous
    Sunday

    We’ve taken the potty away actually. He started school this year so he had some accidents and won’t go at school so we worked harder and hid it. That’s what I was thinking too. I just hate that I cannot get through to him he doesn’t even care if we leave and go home or he can’t play or have snacks etc it just doesn’t happen. I hoped school would help but it hasn’t changed anything

Potty Training

My daughter is 2 years old! I’ve been wanting to potty train her but, I don’t even know how to start! Can anyone help?!

  • Lenny-Paisley
    Wednesday

    We had a 3 day weekend and I decided to tackle it then. I made zero plans. It was movies and 3 days of my LO being naked. We spent most of our time in the livingroom. I blocked it off so she couldn't run around the house. I put her potty smack dab in the middle of the livingroom and some towels around on the floor as well as the couches. The first day wasnt great. Every time she started to ... More

  • Lily
    Thursday

    Do research please! It's a very hard part to do. Wait until you are emotionally ready. Read books from the library and most important look for signs if your kid is ready. My personal opinion, they are ready to be poop trained but not pee. I wouldn't push. Patience is the key and do not listen to YouTube how they potty trained their 18 months old on 3 days etc, they are BS

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