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Old 08-31-2012, 08:55 AM   #31
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I haven't read all the responses and I am going to sound like a broken record but I think Oh Crap Potty Training ebook is the best potty training guide out there. It's only $15 now and the forum is amazing. IMO if you use that method it WILL work and it's very respectful and kind. It also did not involve me being 'trained' and getting my children to the potty at intervals- they were self-initiating by the end of the first day.

I personally don't subscribe to the theory of 'readiness' so much as being 'capable.' Just because they are used to going in a diaper and don't want to change doesn't mean they aren't capable. I also think the sooner kids can move on from sitting in in their own waste the better. I do realize, of course, that some children are more resistant and it isn't always an easy thing to make that transition. If it's taking months on end I think it's time to try something new. I recommend that book, but whatever you decide I hope you find something that works for you.

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Old 08-31-2012, 04:26 PM   #32
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Gah! The little goober's started something new now, lol. I take him to go change his diaper every so often now, and if he happens to be dry, I offer him the potty. He'll sit, and sometimes pee, and sometimes not. But today, the past two times I've taken him, he's wanted a "new" diaper from the cabinet instead of the perfectly dry one that he'd been wearing. I was able to put the old diaper in the cabinet first, and then take it right back out so that it looked new (but not new enough b/c he protested very slightly when he realized my ploy), but this time just now, I didn't want to try that again, so I asked if he wanted some undies (which he's worn before, but just not all the time). He wanted some undies so we went to his room and I gave him a choice between two pair, and he picked some, and I asked if he could keep them dry, and he said yes. So we'll see how the rest of the afternoon goes. It's motivation for me to offer the potty more often, if nothing else, lol.
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:36 PM   #33
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Good luck, hope things are going better. The kid has to be ready and want to do it to.
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Old 08-31-2012, 05:49 PM   #34
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Put him in underwear and regular clothes, you will still need to initate potty trips every thiry mins or so still though. If he has an accident he will have the wet sensation, and his clothes will be wet. after he has a few accidents and relizes he doesnt like the feeling he will want to use the potty more. You have to stick with it too though, you cant go back and fourth. Everytime he has an accident tell him how you dont go peepee on the floor only in the potty and repeat it a lot.everytime he does go in the potty make it as big as the second coming of Christ. If he wants have him call and tell someone he did it. Just got done pt my 2 yr old so everything is still fresh. Pm me if you have any other questions=)


No offense with this "advise" but really. While it may have worked for you. This very advise is what resulted in the year long battles with my first. He didn't care one bit if he was wet and it didn't matter how many times we wet himself He wasn't going to go in the potty till he was good and ready.

To the bolded-- who in the world has time to do this that is not the child learning to potty train. That is training me. If you have to do this to say "catch" every pee that is not potty learning. That is getting lucky.
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He wanted some undies so we went to his room and I gave him a choice between two pair, and he picked some, and I asked if he could keep them dry, and he said yes. So we'll see how the rest of the afternoon goes. It's motivation for me to offer the potty more often, if nothing else, lol.
And I took him to the bathroom just now, right before bedtime, and his undies were soaked and cold. :/ So much for the idea of undies making him dislike the wet feeling and being motivated to go to the potty. He didn't even tell me or care or anything, just kept playing with his sister.
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And I took him to the bathroom just now, right before bedtime, and his undies were soaked and cold. :/ So much for the idea of undies making him dislike the wet feeling and being motivated to go to the potty. He didn't even tell me or care or anything, just kept playing with his sister.
Yeah the letting them pee their pants as a motiviation to go on the potty never worked for us.
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From the FAQs on the Oh Crap Potty Training site. "Remember: potty training should happen between 20-30 months and should take no longer than a week. If neither of those are true for you once you begin, I highly suggest buying the book. Iím not here to convince you to buy my book. Iím here to help if you think you need help."

I don't find this very encouraging.
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I mean, if I knew that somewhere in the book or forum, she would address the child who does not care if they're wet (in normal undies), and continues to not care for longer than the week that she says potty training should take, AND there are answers there that I can use and that WORK, yeah, I'd find a way to scrounge up the $15. But I don't know that that's in there, so I can't.
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The 3-day potty training lady offers consults with the purchase of her 'book,' so maybe that would help? DS didn't seem to mind being wet (he'd been in cloth since birth), but when we did the three day method and I whisked him to the potty while he was peeing, it seemed to help him realize not to go in his pants. Sorry I can't be more help...
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The 3-day potty training lady offers consults with the purchase of her 'book,' so maybe that would help? DS didn't seem to mind being wet (he'd been in cloth since birth), but when we did the three day method and I whisked him to the potty while he was peeing, it seemed to help him realize not to go in his pants. Sorry I can't be more help...
Yeah, I've heard of her "consults." If the child isn't trained at the end of those three days, she says that it's the parents' fault for not following the method "properly," even if the parent DID follow the method to a T. So, yeah. Not going there.

But it's a moot point anyway b/c DH said we could get the oh crap book, so it's downloaded and I'll read it one of these days, maybe.
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