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Old 08-31-2012, 11:56 PM   #41
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DH had the computer when I downloaded the book, so I haven't read any of it yet except for how to get into the forum. And I was reading those posts on my phone and I read several of them, and they either left me hanging with no "resolution" to the story someone told, or they didn't apply to me, or they just discouraged me all over again (like saying how prompting should only happen for about three weeks before the child will initiate).

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:55 AM   #42
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Maybe this is progress. I don't know. Just seconds after he used his diaper just now, he goes walking towards the bathroom and says, "I wet. Go potty."
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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.
She helped with our situation a bit, but I don't know if she would've been any help in a more difficult case. But if you got the oh crap one I'm guessing it'll be just as helpful.
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I'm in Chapter 5 now and am skeptical, b/c of the schedule I have to keep. I can't clear my calendar for a week. Aside from working at home, there's church on Sunday and Wednesday, and my weekly shot on Wednesday. I will not compromise either my faith or this pregnancy to have an "easy" potty training journey. So if that means I have to do it the hard and long way like I did with DD, then I can come to peace with that and try to keep things low-stress.
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Re: Just annoyed and frustrated re: potty training

Oh Andrea, I am in the exact same boat as you. My dd is almost 39 months old, was cd'd, I tried to introduce pt'ing to her when she turned 2 but she had no interest so I waited until she showed signs of readiness at 2 1/2 and at that point she was always dry in the morning and after naps so I knew she had control. She can go a week or more without a single accident, in fact, in the spring she went nearly a month without an accident so I was sure we were on the right track. Once the newness of this new activity wore off, she lost interest and will only go when it appeals to her. People say "you're the parent, MAKE her go" Ummm....short of busting her legs to get her to sit on the potty, I don't know how I can MAKE her go. I've tried every single method anyone has ever suggested to me. I've tried the 3 day method, I've tried rewards, I've tried naked time, having her clean up the mess and bring her undies to the laundry room, "threats" of we won't do this or that if you pee on the furniture, letting her sit in her urine soaked undies so she feels how uncomfortable it is, letting her pick out undies she loves...I have tried it all. She's been out of diapers since February.


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My DD will be 3.5 and won't potty train either. I did the 3 day method for 2.5 weeks with NO success. Not one. She knows when she has to go but refuses to go on the potty. I've tried rewards, only panties, naked etc... She is supposed to start preschool on Thursday and when I tell her she can't go if she wont pee on the potty she says it's not worth it.

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So frustrating, I know how you feel. Mine is the same exact way.

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It's not your fault :/. My DD is the same way no matter what I do. She doesn't care about being wet or sitting in poop either.
They have to want to do it and until the desire is there they won't.
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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.
My nephew did the same thing. They used pull-ups with him and every time he went and sat on the potty he wanted a new pull up even if the last one was perfectly dry.

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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.
Yup, mine doesn't care either. She'll sit on the couch, pee, and continue sitting there with no mention of being wet. I swear I spend the largest portion of my day cleaning upholstering and mopping urine off floors. Some days I feel like all I did all day was deal with urine.

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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.
At this point, I'd pay hundreds for a solution! I will try anything at this point.

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Maybe this is progress. I don't know. Just seconds after he used his diaper just now, he goes walking towards the bathroom and says, "I wet. Go potty."
My dd sometimes does this (when she feels like it) - she can have 3 great days in a row with no accidents, then the next day she wakes up not feeling like it and she'll pee her pants all day long.

Good luck. And thank you to all the momma's who shared their stories. I get so tired of hearing people say things like "my dd pt'd in 5 days and kids who don't it's b/c their mom's aren't doing their job." (MIL says this!)
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And when he DOESN'T realize that he dislikes the wet feeling?
Lol, this. My DD doesn't care about being wet either. I think some kids do, some kids don't. No advice on the PT b/c we're still in the process, but just wanted to let you know you're not alone on the wetness thing!! Good luck, mama!!
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My DS was 3 when he would pee in the toilet and stay dry but he was nearly 4 when he finally decided to go number 2 anywhere other than his pull up.
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I am sorry you are still having issue. PT should not be full of frustrations. Learned that one the hard way with DS1. Personally I would put him back in diapers and wait a month and then try again. If he doesn't get it with in a few days/week. Then wait and try again later.

All this stress is not good for you, him or your family. There is no where stated a child has to be potty trained by a certain age. Each child is very different.
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At this point, I'd pay hundreds for a solution! I will try anything at this point.
She actually has a paid area of her site now for one-on-one support for a month. I went and looked at it and it was $125!

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Good luck. And thank you to all the momma's who shared their stories. I get so tired of hearing people say things like "my dd pt'd in 5 days and kids who don't it's b/c their mom's aren't doing their job." (MIL says this!)
What makes me frustrated and sad is when people make comments like, "He won't be going to college in diapers" or some other random age years and years in the future. Gah! I KNOW that. I don't care about college. I care about today.
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I am sorry you are still having issue. PT should not be full of frustrations. Learned that one the hard way with DS1. Personally I would put him back in diapers and wait a month and then try again. If he doesn't get it with in a few days/week. Then wait and try again later.
I did this approach with DD (more like "giving up out of frustration" though) and I think that is what contributed to her potty training being a two-year process. I went and re-read HER potty training thread yesterday, and it was seriously two years. I don't want to repeat that with DS.
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