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September 14th, 2010, 03:37 PM
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My 18 month old son was doing fine in diapers, until one day, he just stopped going in them. He always came into the bathroom and watched what we were doing, so after a 5.5 hour car ride that ended with him being dry, we just asked if he wanted to try going in the potty. He did. He did all weekend at the hotel, not even soiling a diaper overnight.
When we got home, it was a different story. He was still in diapers, but he no longer wanted to try on the potty. I didn't force him, I just simply kept putting him on and letting him choose to go or not. After three days of this, he was once again peeing and pooping in the potty. A week later, and only one accident to speak of, he picked out his own big boy underwear. Now it is two weeks later, and he is having a lot of accidents, refusing to sit on the potty, and when he does sit, it is only for a second and then he tells me, "All done."
He does use the potty every day, but some days are better than others.
I guess I am looking for some advice on some things I can do to help him along. We just started giving him stickers when he goes potty, and that seems to help a little.
The thing I am most confused about is where he is having the accidents. He only has accidents at home. If we are at the park, store, etc. he goes potty and keeps dry. When he is home, he can have anywhere from one to five accidents a day.
Any ideas? Any advice?
On a side note, I never scold him for having an accident. I try to stop him and put him on the potty, and then we clean up the accident together. He doesn't ever get in trouble or yelled at for making a mess.
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September 27th, 2010, 07:20 AM
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JudesMommy - check out this site Help Me Potty Train. It's got some good potty training solutions on there as well as tips. Pick which one works best for your situation and do it! My girlfriend potty trained her son at 21 months using one of the methods on there. My son is only 17 months, so I'm a little nervous that it's too young, however, reading so many people's posts on here, I'm really thinking about starting it now. I'm looking on that site as well and trying to figure out which method will work best for my son so we can start and finish this process soon!!

Best of luck!
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