Potty Training

Thanks Geeky, Im trying to be patient, but its not easy. This morning when we went to walk the dog he pushed his body up against a tree n peed on it! N looked at me smiling n said pee. I took him back inside and put him on the pot n told him hes a boy not a dog! Dogs pee on trees not boys. He laughed so hard n said nooooo! Shaking his head! Yea, i laughed too, couldnt help it.

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Does anyone have any advice for "on the go" potty training? DD is pretty much potty trained at home - she is small and developmentally behind so we still need to be actively involved in the process because she can't get her pants down and on the toilet by herself. But that's the best we can hope for right now.

The bigger problem is that she completely refuses to have anything to do with toilets outside of the home. I don't blame her - she is super-tiny and industrial toilets are scary and loud. We've tried those portable potty rings but she doesn't like those (they don't seem stable to her).

The whole point of training her was so that she could use the toilet at preschool (with help from her SEA)but I don't see a way of making this happen if she refuses to acknowledge toilets outside of our home.


mad scientist...usually the toilets at daycare are not the industrious ones...they are lower to the ground and smaller for little kids. Is this the case at your daughter's school?

Still thinking about your other issue...the big public one's....
Madscientist, they do make these little go-potties with baggies to line them. I've never tried them and I don't recall the name, maybe Pottette? Can you keep a little potty for her at preschool or is that against regulations? Another option is getting a really sturdy potty ring to keep there, the baby bjorn ones are really nice and solid.

I don't blame her for not wanting to go in public bathrooms, they can be nasty. Both my kids went through this stage where they would ask to go in a public place, take a look at the bathroom and change their minds. Multiple times. My daughter is still sorta there. Fun fun.
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Has anyone seen the new pullups that come w/this watch (cars theme for boys & princess for girls)?

You set it & it goes off everytime they should go pee. I have tried the every hr thing w/my son however I will be honest and say that btwn me getting caught up in doing day to day house things & my son being distracted by whatever it is at the moment, it doesn't always get done. So I was thinking that maybe he would like the personal responsibility of it & also getting his own cool watch!
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Has anyone seen the new pullups that come w/this watch (cars theme for boys & princess for girls)?

You set it & it goes off everytime they should go pee. I have tried the every hr thing w/my son however I will be honest and say that btwn me getting caught up in doing day to day house things & my son being distracted by whatever it is at the moment, it doesn't always get done. So I was thinking that maybe he would like the personal responsibility of it & also getting his own cool watch!
Originally Posted by JaylensMami10

So I finally went to walmart and purchased the pullups w/the watch as well as some more 'big boy' underwear. My son adores his new watch and everytime the alarm goes off he's sooo excited to run to the bathroom. Even if we are in the middle of something he yells 'uh oh...its time to pee' lol.

I'm soo pleased w/the combo of the watch and the underwear. He has not had one incident yet (knock on wood) & is so on it now!
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Really? Im going to try it! Marcus does ok sometimes, but he still has alot of accidents. More than I would like.

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Really? Im going to try it! Marcus does ok sometimes, but he still has alot of accidents. More than I would like.

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Originally Posted by wurlacurls
Yes! My son LOVES it. He was doing 'just ok' too until I got the watch & underwear combo. I forgot to give him his watch today and he reminded me to put it on. I'm sooo proud rt now! Lol.

Also what I did not know before buying it is that it has multiple alarms. One plays music, another just flashes lights, one vibrates & the last is a recorded message that you can leave. I thought about doing the message but I didn't want to do the embarrassment factor having my child walk around & all of a sudden you hear me saying "get up & go pee"! Lol
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Last edited by JaylensMami10; 08-08-2011 at 10:22 AM.
I love the idea of the watch with an alarm to remind them to go! I still have to remind my 4-year-old because he gets so busy playing and doesn't want to stop. He's worse about that than his 3-year-old brother! Different personalities.
I love the idea of the watch with an alarm to remind them to go! I still have to remind my 4-year-old because he gets so busy playing and doesn't want to stop. He's worse about that than his 3-year-old brother! Different personalities.
Originally Posted by sarah42
My son is 4 as well and it was the exact same issue. He does fine as long as he's 'not busy'. However let him be playing or doing anything somewhat interesting at all and he doesn't want to leave whatever he's into.

However with the watch he jumps as soon as the alarm goes off. He can be watching movies or playing and he stops and runs and pees as soon as the music starts.
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Okay, I got the potty watch...it worked for 2 weeks...then quit. Not sure it's the battery or what. Need to check.

RCW...we've been going on potty training for 3 weeks. She's only pooped once on the potty. She's a hide a poop girl. I think she wakes up dry...but is a slow waker...then pees while laying there and waking up. She still isn't prompting us to go potty..I have to remind her or she just pees. Some days we go through with no accident's thanks to prompting but if I forget...we have accidents. Should I just back off..go back to diapers..wait a few months? She'll be 3 in October...never had these issues with my son...so it's all new.

Thoughts? I hate to make it worse by backing off and going back to diapers...but I hate to keep pushing it and making it worse.

Last edited by inheritedcurls; 08-08-2011 at 03:43 PM. Reason: edit
Thoughts? I hate to make it worse by backing off and going back to diapers...but I hate to keep pushing it and making it worse.
Originally Posted by inheritedcurls
IMO, you won't make it worse if you persist, as long as you can roll with it and be calm about it and take any accidents in stride. If you are worried that you will get mad about the accidents then I would go back to diapers. Or if you think you can't deal with it all the time, you can try doing it at certain times of day only
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Okay, I got the potty watch...it worked for 2 weeks...then quit. Not sure it's the battery or what. Need to check.

RCW...we've been going on potty training for 3 weeks. She's only pooped once on the potty. She's a hide a poop girl. I think she wakes up dry...but is a slow waker...then pees while laying there and waking up. She still isn't prompting us to go potty..I have to remind her or she just pees. Some days we go through with no accident's thanks to prompting but if I forget...we have accidents. Should I just back off..go back to diapers..wait a few months? She'll be 3 in October...never had these issues with my son...so it's all new.

Thoughts? I hate to make it worse by backing off and going back to diapers...but I hate to keep pushing it and making it worse.
Originally Posted by inheritedcurls


How does SHE feel about going back to diapers? If she wants to go back, I'd probably continue on with potty training. If she doesn't want to go back, I'd go back to diapers. Reverse psychology, ya know? It might be that just a day or two of diapers will make her feel unacceptably like a baby again and spur her to be more proactive with her pottying.
Just an update. Alexander pretty much stopped doing hide and go poo unless he's pissed at us and does revenge pooing. He's not even motivated by the nutella. (although bribes never really works on him in general). Now all he wants is a high five.

I credit his new school. His attitude has improved since we switched.

Theo (age 2 1/2) isn't there as yet. I decided I am not going to bother with overt potty training. It just isn't worth it to me.
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Okay, I got the potty watch...it worked for 2 weeks...then quit. Not sure it's the battery or what. Need to check.

RCW...we've been going on potty training for 3 weeks. She's only pooped once on the potty. She's a hide a poop girl. I think she wakes up dry...but is a slow waker...then pees while laying there and waking up. She still isn't prompting us to go potty..I have to remind her or she just pees. Some days we go through with no accident's thanks to prompting but if I forget...we have accidents. Should I just back off..go back to diapers..wait a few months? She'll be 3 in October...never had these issues with my son...so it's all new.

Thoughts? I hate to make it worse by backing off and going back to diapers...but I hate to keep pushing it and making it worse.
Originally Posted by inheritedcurls
Were you turning the watch off when it wasn't in use or did you leave it on continuously?
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RCW! I forgot youre the queen of potty training! Will you critique please? Marcus will be 2 on Tue. I let him run around the house naked most of the time and he always pees and poops in the potty. But I still have the same problem as always. Once hes wearing big boy undies, or a pull up, he wont use the potty! Only if hes naked. And he doesnt seem to mind being messy. I tried leaving him wet and it doesnt bother him. So, now I let him wear pull ups and I dont put pressure on him about it. If he goes to the potty great, if he doesnt..oh well. I still let him be naked for most of the day. When hes wearing a pull up thru out the day I will ask if he has to go, he says no but goes on himself anyway. When hes naked I dont even have to ask he goes to the potty all by himself. So what do you think? Is it ok that Im not really working on it anymore and kind of just letting whatever happens happens, or is this going to confuse him somehow? Btw, its been over a month of this.

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How does SHE feel about going back to diapers? If she wants to go back, I'd probably continue on with potty training. If she doesn't want to go back, I'd go back to diapers. Reverse psychology, ya know? It might be that just a day or two of diapers will make her feel unacceptably like a baby again and spur her to be more proactive with her pottying.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
She wants to go back to diapers...asks for them. I guess I'll try reverse psychology and stick with what we are doing.

IMO, you won't make it worse if you persist, as long as you can roll with it and be calm about it and take any accidents in stride. If you are worried that you will get mad about the accidents then I would go back to diapers. Or if you think you can't deal with it all the time, you can try doing it at certain times of day only
Originally Posted by geeky
Nope, I don't get mad....I think if she was potty trained for 6 months...and then went back to doing this...then I would be a little upset but since we've not been there yet I have no issues continuing.

I'm wondering if I should ditch the pull-ups and go for underwear? I did this one day...and she tended to have more accidents. Thoughts?

Last edited by inheritedcurls; 08-09-2011 at 11:07 AM. Reason: add to
I think pullups are basically just diapers. I don't think they train your kid to do anything. If you go to underwear you may have more accidents short term but then quicker progress, since the consequences of accidents are so much more apparent. Worth a shot, IMO.
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I think pullups are basically just diapers. I don't think they train your kid to do anything. If you go to underwear you may have more accidents short term but then quicker progress, since the consequences of accidents are so much more apparent. Worth a shot, IMO.
Originally Posted by geeky
I would agree with that. My son still uses the pull ups as a security measure when he needs to poop. So even if he has on underwear or is running around naked and has to go, he will hide and take off the underwear and put on a pull up just to poop.

So now I have hidden the pull ups so he has no choice. He has had about two accidents in the underwear since in regards to pooping, but all in all he's done much better with the underwear than he ever did with the pull ups.
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Okay, so here's an update. We've done pretty good wearing underwear and peeing. We still refuse to poop on the potty and I think the more I push the issue...the worse it is. She is now constipated from holding her poop 2 or 3 days...then finally going at night with her pullup...so I'm going to back off. Let her tell me when she needs to poop...put a pull up on and then put her back in undies until I can get her regulated. I think if I can get pooping not to hurt...I may be able to get her on the toilet.

She eats applesauce, fruit, veggies...anything else I can giver her to help with consitpation? (poor girl has my issues that I battle with.) I read one doctor's response...to do the pull-up..do miralax to help soften everything up for 2 weeks...then slowly go off of it (another 2 weeks)...so they quit hurting while pooping...then go back to slowly work them on the potty. He suggests 1) have them poop in a pullup in the bathroom 2) step 1 while having potty lid open 3) have them poop in pull up while sitting down on floor in the bathroom 4) cut a hole in pull up and have them sit on potty with pull up on and pooping 5) remove pull-up and be good to go. Seems like a lot of steps...maybe it will work.

Any suggestions, I would be thankful for.

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