Ok, I am new to this but, my son just turned 1 year old and I know most of his potty patterns. Especially the poop and the peeing after naps. Anyway, how do I get him to stay on the potty. He will sit for a very short period of time and then wants off. A few minutes later he will potty on the floor :banghead: if I do not have a cd on him. Please help. I know that he needs to go when I am putting him on. I am trying both a Fisher Price little potty and a potty reducer on the big potty.
thanks to all for any help!
02-20-2008, 08:51 PM
I sit on the toilet with my son (11 months) between my legs , so the hole is small and his back is against my belly. Then I can read him a book, or let him hold something interesting long enough to allow him to eliminate. Toothbrushes, nail clipers, hairbrush, light up toy... all seem to work.
02-20-2008, 08:51 PM
you could put some special books in the bathroom and read them to him while he sits, sing songs, have a couple special bathroom toys....
02-20-2008, 08:52 PM
For my son I got him a remote control car, it only went forward and reverse and it had the song wheels on the bus on it. It was for use when he was on the potty and he would sit for quite a bit.
My daughter, likes little things that I don't normally let her play with, but they are special for when she sits on the potty, she is almost 1. Like hair clips, qtips, etc., stuff that is too small for her to play with unless I'm exclusively watching her. I keep this stuff in an empty wipe container and she wants it every time she sits on her potty. And when she wants to get up it goes away. So she will sit and do her business.
Both my kids love toy magazines, my son would sit for hours (at age 2), and my dd just started but loves to flip through and look at dolls or babies in the pictures.
That's what has worked for us!
02-20-2008, 08:56 PM
is your potty comfy?
When I was shopping, most of them did not seem very comfy at all. Marissa sits on the baby bjorn as long as she needs to.
02-20-2008, 09:05 PM
We're having similar issues. Now that dd can move easily, she crawls off. I LOVE the idea of the special potty toys. We tried to do this initially, but she started playing with them elsewhere, so they lost their zing. Going to hop back on this train! :thumbsup:
02-20-2008, 09:05 PM
I am not familliar with the Fisher price seat. We use the Baby Bjorn Little Potty and DS will sit for quite awhile. It is only $10. Before you buy a new seat though, I would try distractions.
We have books in the bathroom, and I let him play with his bath toys while in there. Every once in a while I will let him take an old magazine and if he tears it, fine.
I sit down on the ground so I am at his level. It seems to help.
02-21-2008, 02:25 PM
ha ha...we have the opposite problem a lot...she loves all of her special potty books and toys so much that a lot of times, we can't get her off!
good luck :)
02-23-2008, 01:58 PM
We're having similar issues over here, as well. To be honest, we are new to cloth diapering and E.C.. I'm so bummed we got a late start, ds is our 5th baby and is already 11 months old! But we started last month, and he began by going to the potty in our bathtub! We then bought a baby bjorn potty to put in our tub, and he was very happy to go on it and did so, even when we moved it downstairs or took it in our car when we were out. But now he is holding it until I put the potty back in the bathtub, and even then he doesn't want to sit on it! He insists on standing up, and then when he starts to make tinkles or poops, I praise him and sit him gently back down. He seems okay with it, but I'm so confused as to why he seems to be backtracking. My husband laughs and says that all men have their thrones, and like a favorite potty (or potty place!) and maybe that is all it is.
I have been using little chunky books with lift-the-flaps to keep him happy while sitting, and also our latest discovery: he LOVES to play with dh's tape measure. He will pull it out and laugh & giggle when I push the button to coil it back in.
Good luck! :goodvibes:
02-24-2008, 07:28 AM
Books, books and more books worked for us for the little potty. On the ring for the big potty, we used Linkadoos to attach toys to an empty toilet paper roll holder. DS could play with the toys on his lap while on the potty and, if he dropped them, the Linkadoos kept them within reach.