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Old 02-25-2008, 08:19 PM   #1
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" no two year old should be wearing a diaper"

Is what my grandmother (birth mother of 4 raised my mom and her brother who is one year younger for all of 18m then lost custody in messed up self "induced" situation to her mother ,my great grandmother and "raised" my other two uncles from birth..)said to my 20.5m old son

She gets in these " moods" and says nasty stuff to me, and the next week it will be to someone else, and I am her " favorite" its annoying to say the least...


But she came over the other day *itching about my brother (23) who has stayed with us for a week and will continue to stay with us for a couple more weeks ( he just left his girlfreind/mother of his alleged child because he discovered she was on methadone (sp?) among other things and paying for on her back.... but anyway saying my brother is a grown man (yes he is) and shouldn't be staying with us he needs to get his own place...( well how ,when he's paying rent for her to stay in the apt they shared along with bills, his car payment etc..and he gets paid every 2 weeks and hasn't even gotten a check since the "seperation") anyway that aside..she turns to my son (21m) and says you need to pee in the potty and starts cutting into me about how he needs to be potty trained before the baby gets here or my life is going to be hell blah blah blah.... yea ideally the sooner he is potty trained the easier my life could be but seriously...he's 20.5m old... and has shown very little interest in PL..like he's just noticed when he pee's like when he's out of the tub and pees in the bathroom floor before I can wrap him up in a towel...lol



But my rant aside...should I introduce the potty "harder" ? In hopes he won't relapse once the baby is here? Or just worry about it later? And have two cute boys in cloth until......
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:22 PM   #2
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Re: " no two year old should be wearing a diaper"

In my opinion 21 monthes is definatly not to old to be in diapers.I wouldnt push him at all he will potty train when he is ready.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:29 PM   #3
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In my experience it's easier to wait until they are a bit older, then it only takes a short time for them to totally get it. I think if you push him now he IS more likely to relapse. My first didn't PL until she was 3 years and 1 month. So, I had 3 kids in diapers for a short time (my 3rd baby was born a month before she turned 3). I did try to PL her before ds2 was born, but she just wasn't interested. Turns out it was better that way. Things were settled down from having the baby, then traveling for Christmas, and we were able to get into a routine, and THEN work on PL. It only took her a couple of days and she stayed dry during the day all the time.

My boys PL at ages 2 years 9 months and 2 years 6 months. We've done it a little earlier each time, but I don't think I'd do it before the 2 years 6 months, especially with a boy! (Both my PL boys have tended to keep pooping in their underwear even after being pee trained, and it seemed like it was just something they needed time to outgrow)
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:30 PM   #4
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after pting two and now with 2 2year olds in dipes, the kid will train on his time. no worries. people did used to train there kids earlier, but it took alot of *** beatings and harshness, some kids just train young naturally. some dont. my two year olds dont even notice when they piss on the floor yet ugh, i would so love to be done with dipes.
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Old 02-25-2008, 08:39 PM   #5
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Re: " no two year old should be wearing a diaper"

Frankly, it's easier to have two in diapers than to have a new-to-the-potty toddler you have to run to the bathroom every little bit when you have a newborn at home! He'll learn to potty when he's ready and not another minute before that. No need to add stress when you've got a new one coming. Two used to be the magic age when babies were potty trained. I say the moms were trained, not the babies. Now it's much more common for it to be closer to three. Of my four kids, they all trained just after three. I"m doing EC with the new babe, we'll see if she learns any earlier.
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Frankly, it's easier to have two in diapers than to have a new-to-the-potty toddler you have to run to the bathroom every little bit when you have a newborn at home! He'll learn to potty when he's ready and not another minute before that. No need to add stress when you've got a new one coming. Two used to be the magic age when babies were potty trained. I say the moms were trained, not the babies. Now it's much more common for it to be closer to three.
Amen to that! It is a lot of work in those early months out of diapers when they have to go NOW! Regardless of where you are or what you are doing.

I only had 2 in diapers for a year, but it wasn't really that bad. A toddler doesn't need to be changed as much as a newborn. It's was not that big of a deal to me.

My boys potty trained between 2 1/2 and 3 years without any major problems. My DD is very strong willed and refused to use the potty until she was a few months over 3 years old, even though she was capable. She was just unwilling. She went from diapers to underwear overnight when she decided she wanted to.
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Amen to that! It is a lot of work in those early months out of diapers when they have to go NOW! Regardless of where you are or what you are doing.

I only had 2 in diapers for a year, but it wasn't really that bad. A toddler doesn't need to be changed as much as a newborn. It's was not that big of a deal to me.

My boys potty trained between 2 1/2 and 3 years without any major problems. My DD is very strong willed and refused to use the potty until she was a few months over 3 years old, even though she was capable. She was just unwilling. She went from diapers to underwear overnight when she decided she wanted to.
That sounds like my DD1!! She is very strong willed, and even though she is very capable of using the potty she just flat-out refuses!! She just turned 3 in January. Thankfully, she is starting to be consistent about pooping in the potty.....she just had to decide that she wanted to.
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My boy is almost 3 and not fully potty trained. He's been interested in the potty for a long time (seriously, like 6 months or more), but has not been consistent in going so he's still in trainers almost all of the time. I would not worry about it at all mama, especially since you've got another little one on the way. If he shows lots of interest, you can try, but don't push him just yet.
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My DS turned 3 a month after DS2 was born. We had been working on PLing since he was about 2 1/2 but it wasn't going so well, I was worried he would regress when DS2 was born, but he didn't. He wasn't fully trained during the day until about 3 or 4 months after he turned 3. He is almost 4 now and still has to wear pull ups to bed.
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My DS turned 3 a month after DS2 was born. We had been working on PLing since he was about 2 1/2 but it wasn't going so well, I was worried he would regress when DS2 was born, but he didn't. He wasn't fully trained during the day until about 3 or 4 months after he turned 3. He is almost 4 now and still has to wear pull ups to bed.
only we started when DS was 2 and gave up when DD was born becasue he had no interest. he finally got the hang of it this last November... we got him a peter potty! with DH deploying I was sure he would have a set back but he sleeps in undies now!
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