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January 25th, 2013, 05:13 AM
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So I've taken the plunge with my 2 1/2 year old as DH is on vacation this coming week
What do you do at naptime? I have him in the training underpants
And bedtime? I do not want to do diapers again but would you recommend pullups for these times?
I don't want to confuse him or have him think its ok to pee at these times
Help!
Any recommendations on what worked for you?
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January 25th, 2013, 05:30 AM
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We struggled with night time potty training for over a year after she was completely potty trained during the day. We figured pull-ups were the best bet. But in our experience, it was the exact opposite of what we needed. Everything I had read said that when they wake up in dry diapers for like a month straight, that means they're night time potty trained and you won't need to use them anymore. But she just kept going in them. She never wore a diaper during the day, so she knew she had to use the potty during the day. But why on earth would she bother to get up during the night to go potty if she was wearing a diaper? Easier to just go in it!

Finally after a year of buying expensive pull-ups, we said no more! We put her to bed without a diaper, and sure enough, she wet the bed. After getting very little sleep, I was ready to put a diaper on her the next night, but she said NO! And sure enough, she wet the bed again. BUT - the third night...no wet bed! And the fourth and the fifth and so on. It just took her waking up in the middle of the night, soaked in pee, to realize...this sucks. I'll just go potty instead.

Anyways, that's what worked best for us!
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January 25th, 2013, 05:40 AM
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I tried potty training at 2 1/2 and it was worthless. She just had no interest even during the day. And I still don't know what happened but 2 weeks before her third birthday, she no longer wanted to wear a diaper and wanted to wear her princess panties. I had put pull ups on her at night but she NEVER wet to bed at night. And when I say never....I mean still to this day, she has never wet to bed and she is almost 12.
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January 25th, 2013, 06:18 AM
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My son will leak through the pull up at night (we're just starting day training), so I still use a diaper at night for now.
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January 25th, 2013, 06:41 AM
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Honestly I didn't bother trying at 2.5. DD was NOT ready and would scream if you tried to get her near the potty. If she was naked she would hold it for so long she would cry hysterically and pee on the floor once it got to be too bad. She potty trained at 3 years 3 months and has only had one accident (the day we took the diapers off) and was night trained the day I took her diapers off. She also didn't nap past 2 so I have no idea about nap time but I kept her in a pullup at night for a good 4 months to make sure she didn't wet the bed but she never did.
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January 25th, 2013, 07:11 AM
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He's been going intermittently on the potty while still wearing a diaper but our challenge was getting him in underwear, refused, would cry etc etc
i just told him last night we ran out and he'd have to wear underwear
no fuss last night and only some whimpering this morning
we've had two accidents so far but i guess thats to be expected
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January 25th, 2013, 07:23 AM
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DD and I had to talk about it constantly. This was on repeat:
Me: "We do not ever pee in our pants or our underwear, we pee in the? _____." "We do not pee on the floor, the couch or chairs we pee on the?______" "We do not wear diapers during the day only during the?______" etc etc. And i'd just wait for her to keep repeating the answer haha
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January 25th, 2013, 08:31 AM
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We started doing part-time elimination communication when M was 5.5 months old. She is mainly in cloth diapers but has been using the potty and big potty for a long long time so is very comfortable with that. We offer her the potty at most diaper changes at home and whenever else she asks. She will still run off and pee on the floor sometimes too. We have started talking about underwear more and more and when she shows more readiness (taking her own pants and diaper off, keeping diapers dry more, doing most poops on the potty) I will introduce the undies and see how she likes them. The EC rule of thumb is "3 misses[accidents] and back in a diaper" and we will probably do something like that. I definitely don't want to push or coerce her or do traditional potty training so I'm hoping this approach works for her... and that it happens sooner rather than later I would love to avoid 2 in diapers! Probably a long shot though.
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January 25th, 2013, 12:07 PM
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Ive read that most kids arent ready for nighttime potty training for awhile after they are daytime pottytrained so honestly I wouldnt force night time training on a 2.5 year old. I use pullups on DD and she goes on the potty a good portion of the time but still has accidents too but shes 2.2 so I dont want to force her and mess her up. My mom tried making me pottytrain before I was ready and she ended up fighting me on it til I was 4.

I also have a prize box...filled with dollar store toys...like matchboxes...books...little figurines. And she gets one for peeing. Two for pooping. And we praise praise praise and clap and make a big deal about each time. (Its like positive reinforcement like youd do with a puppy) Our method may be slower but we also slowly started getting her used to the potty at one....we just left it out so it wasnt new and scary etc. I would also let her see me go to the bathroom and make a big deal of it saying oohhh look mommy is peeing/pooing on the potty. Then she started going on it herself at about 1.7 and she would go maybe once or twice a week. And the more its clicked with her the more she goes on her own. We are now up to several times a day and really only at night or if we are out do we have problems. I also let her have a few potty books to look at while shes on the potty.
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January 25th, 2013, 12:12 PM
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With my daughter, she didn't want to potty train at all until around the time she made it through the night with a dry diaper anyway. So I tried to make sure that she went before I let her go to bed and then when she woke up we rushed rushed rushed to the potty first thing lol. I was worried about her wetting the bed, so I did give in and do the pull ups at night.. but she was almost always dry. So then we made the transition to regular underwear and she peed in her bed like one time and that was it.

My son is definitely being more difficult. We are just barely to the stage of him wanting to sit on it and he will take off his diaper and pee on the floor inthe bathroom... grrr... but I am hoping the same thing will work!

Potty training is some rough business, my friends!
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January 25th, 2013, 12:27 PM
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I never did pull ups, but the girls were in cloth diapers. Lily was 2.5 and Abri was 2 when we started. Lily was easy- we just talked about wearing panties for a few months and then she finally asked to wear them. Easy. For naps and bedtime she stayed dry, but I put her in diapers for a few weeks just in case. Finally a month later I just decided to go for it and put her in panties for naps and night. She never wet the bed. Abri took a little longer for potty training overall, but we did the same thing. Diaper for nap and bedtime for a few weeks. We had a few wet beds in the middle of the night but we dealt with it.
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January 25th, 2013, 01:14 PM
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I might be throwing in the towel
Timing is good for DH and I with vacation and such
Timing is not good for Liam
We're doing the pee real good but hes pooped twice in his underwear now (so gross, almost puked on him)
He tells me after he's pooped (the first time he did it after I put him down for nap even though I told him to come get me) sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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January 25th, 2013, 02:04 PM
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I would still use a pullup or diaper at naptime and bedtime. Dont throw in the towel...keep encouraging him to pee. Another tip ya could bring his potty into your playroom/living room and let him just be naked from the waist down and keep encouraging him to go sit on the potty...altho there will be accidents. I wouldnt do that right away tho...maybe you could start by having him sit on the potty at scheduled times and be patient. It doesnt happen quickly....especially while they are 2 and new to the concept.
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January 25th, 2013, 02:08 PM
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It took Abri nearly a month before she figured out to poop in the potty. I just kept washing the panties and trying them again. I didn't want to take a step backwards and give up. Just keep trying and he'll get it!
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January 25th, 2013, 02:29 PM
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I gave up with Katelynn. She was awful. She didnt fully train until 3. It was just becoming way too frustrating for us both.
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January 25th, 2013, 02:32 PM
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I think you should really just examine whether he's ready or not. Obviously don't give up if you think he's ready. My approach was when we finally DID do it and took the diapers away we never ever went back to them (just pullup for night). I think going back and forth makes it even more difficult. if you don't think he's ready theres no harm putting it off until you think so. I spent WAY too much time holding a naked DD on the potty trying to make her do something she just wasn't going to do and it was a huge source of frustration for both her and myself
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January 25th, 2013, 03:32 PM
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I've always just put undies on my kids when we started potty training and never looked back. Sticker potty charts were a hit with them too! Thankfully they were all pretty easy so I'm probably not much help.
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January 25th, 2013, 04:32 PM
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Tanya made a good point about readiness. If he is excited and happy about doing it, then that's exactly what you want. I tried earlier with Lily while I was still pregnant to avoid having 2 in diapers, but she absolutely refused. I backed off and waited for her to tell me she was ready.
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January 25th, 2013, 04:47 PM
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Waiting for complete readiness is my new moto. No cleaning up poop and pee everywhere for me again. It's just not worth it in my eyes. But if you think he is ready then go for it. But if its frustrating for both of it I would wait a month or two before trying again.
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January 25th, 2013, 05:42 PM
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he's all excited when he goes
we've been doing stickers and mini marshmallows
ive been putting him on the potty every 30 minutes
we've had four pee accidents and two poops
DH and I are off tomorrow and than its just DH and son on Sunday
we'll see how that works and go from there
we bought pullups tonight for bedtime and naps
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